Cutting out magazine clippings is an understatement around my house and well my kids just follow along. So, now when my daughter reads Seventeen Magazine and sees a recipe, she cuts it out and it magically appears on my kitchen counter. I think this means I am suppose to make it. Well, that's how this recipe appeared. A healthy kind of pasta dish for teenagers? I guess? I had all the stuff in house and this is what landed itself on our table for dinner.
found in Seventeen Magazine, adapted to our taste
1-2/3 cups uncooked pasta (bowtie or penne)
3 tbsp olive oil
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup skim mozzarella, cubed
1-1/2 cups bagged baby spinach
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Ladel out 1/2 cup of the boiled water and set aside, then strain pasta. In a medium skillet, warm the oil. Add tomatoes and garlic, and saute over medium heat soft (about 15 minutes). Add the cheese, spinach, and pasta water. Remove from heat. Toss with the pasta, then cover with a lid until the cheese melts.