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Spicy Spinach Pasta

Jaime Inez
This weeknight Spinach Pasta recipe is quick to prepare. The pasta is tossed in a garlic-infused olive oil sauce. Then, add the za'atar, lemon, and parmesan cheese. While the spinach may not be fresh, the tomatoes will retain their flavor and will remain soft after the spinach is added to the sauce. The spinach is cooked for about 2 minutes. Then, the spinach is added to the sauce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 275 kcal


  • pasta
  • olive oil
  • spinach leaves washed

Spinach goes well with pasta and cheeses. I believe I mentioned this in my Spinach and Cheese post. In which case, don't worry of using too much spinach for this pasta dish.

  • cherry tomatoes washed and halved
  • generous amounts of garlic crushed and chopped
  • dried papprika
  • chicken optional, cut in strips
  • fish sauce
  • pepper
  • hot water


  • Cook the pasta like a pro. Allow to drain. Set aside.
  • Put a good amount of olive oil in a very hot pan.
  • Saute' the garlic and paprika.
  • When the garlic turns golden brown, toss in the cherry tomatoes.
  • Cover the pan and let the tomatoes create some juice.
  • Season with fish sauce and pepper.
  • Add the spinach. Stir well.
  • Put the stove to a med-low at this point.
  • Add hot water to prevent the sauce from drying out.
  • Season the sauce with fish sauce and pepper.
  • Add the seasoned pasta.
  • Turn off the stove and stir well.



You can also add chicken in this pasta dish for some proteins. For vegetarians however, this dish would be it.
Enjoy and I hope you always remember me when you cook.
Keyword pasta, spicy pasta, Spinach