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Penne with spinach sauce

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 6
Penne with spinach sauce
(Los Angeles Times)
1

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is tender but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

2

While the pasta cooks, mince the garlic in a food processor. Add the goat cheese, three-fourths teaspoon salt, the pepper and half of the spinach leaves. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

3

Place the remaining spinach leaves in a large bowl. Add the drained pasta, then scrape the cheese mixture over the pasta and toss to coat, adding enough of the reserved cooking liquid to moisten.

4

Season the pasta to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.

Adapted from “Giada’s Family Dinners” by Giada De Laurentiis.

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