Dinner in 20: Pasta Rosa Verde

So apparently today is World Pasta Day.. So I am giving you all a recipe I found on Fitness.com that is a healthy pasta dish!

Dinner in 20: Pasta Rosa Verde

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4-6 medium tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 3 cups arugula, watercress and/or spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled
  • Gorgonzola or other blue cheese


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until the onion is tender. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and red pepper, if using. Cook, stirring, about 2 minutes, until the tomatoes are warm. Mix in the arugula, watercress, or spinach and heat until just wilted.
  3. Spoon the pasta into bowls and top with the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with the toasted pine nuts and cheese.

Nutrition facts per serving: 362 calories, 12g protein, 55g carbohydrate, 12g fat (2g saturated), 5g fiber



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s