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In the Kitchen: Quick and Easy Cheesy Pasta with Spinach and Kale

Quick and Easy Cheesy Pasta with Spinach and Kale(pasta_spinach_logo)It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe and I could use a change of pace so here is one of my favorite quick meals. When my father-in-law was sick I’d often bring dinner over to my mother-in-law so she wouldn’t have to cook after a day with sitting with my FIL.

This recipe was the result of me raiding the fridge and trying to use up food before it spoiled. Surprisingly, my mother-in-law, who is an excellent cook and sometimes hard to please, loved it. The family loved it. And I can get it done in just about a 1/2 hour. Double score!

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Ingredients:

I try to use organic whenever I can, but you can sub with whatever you have available. If you don’t have time to make your own sauce (me, 99% of the time) then you can use jar sauce.

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 package of whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 -2 jar(s) of marinara sauce (I use the Classico Organics from Costco and 2 jars because I like this meal to be super saucy.)
  • 1- 2 handful(s) of greens (I use kale, spinach or a blend of the two.)
  • 1 handful of light mozzarella shredded cheese
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

 

RevolutionofLove.com - pasta_spinach_2Directions:

  • Boil a pot of water. Add pasta when water is boiled.
  • While water is boiling, cook the ground turkey in a large pan. Drain fat. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Add the sauce to the meat. Simmer for about ten minutes.
  • Add a handful or two of the spinach/kale/mix into a chopper. Or chop with a knife if you are old school. (Watching a Star Wars documentary on your iPad while you’re cooking is optional. The Gilmore Girls or a Jane Austen adaptation are also good choices.)

RevolutionofLove.com - pasta_spinach_3Add the spinach/kale mixture.

RevolutionofLove.com - pasta_spinach_4Add a handful of the mozzarella cheese. Stir.

RevolutionofLove.com - pasta_spinach_5Add the pasta to the sauce. Serve and top with fresh Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Super easy. Super tasty. Okay, but now I need more easy meals! What is your favorite easy go-to-meal?

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