Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Recipe...

Found a recipe in the weekend newspaper and decided to give it a try tonight - course I had to tweak it a bit, but thought I would share!

1 box of whole wheat penne pasta
2 small cans of black olives (slices or chopped)
2 small cans of mushrooms
1 16oz bag of frozen spinach
4 small cocktail tomatoes, diced
1/2lb ground turkey
1/4 of small onion, chopped
3 teaspoons of chopped garlic
S&P to taste
Olive oil

Boil water for pasta - while that is cooking, cook up the ground turkey and set aside. Put frozen spinach in colander and run cold water over it till it is thawed - then squeeze excess water out - pat with paper towels. 

In large saucepan add 2-3 teaspoons olive oil - once that is hot, add chopped onion and garlic and saute for several minutes, then add black olives and mushrooms and spinach and continue to saute for 7-8 minutes.

Drain pasta. Add the cooked turkey and diced tomatoes to the spinach mixture and continue to cook another 1-2 minutes, add salt and pepper and a dash more of olive oil. Combine pasta and spinach mixture. Serves 6

I wasn't sure how it would go over with the family - Trevor picked around the spinach and ate the rest. Vicky ate a few bites, but that is pretty typical for her no matter what it is, Karl really enjoyed it and I thought it was great. All in all, it was pretty simple and rather healthy with no heavy sauces or creams on it.

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