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Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

Today is National Spaghetti Day and we are celebrating with a healthy spaghetti recipe, Whole Grain Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Spinach. This is one of our go-to pasta dishes. It is perfect for weeknight meals because it is quick, easy, and nutritious.

We also love making this spaghetti recipe when we entertain because it stress-free and everyone loves it. We always get asked for the recipe…so here you go! You all need to add this Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach to your dinner rotation.

We used Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti to make this recipe. Barilla Whole Grain is all-natural and excellent source of fiber, delivering three times the fiber of regular pasta. There are 6 grams of fiber per serving. If you are looking for an easy way to eat more whole grains this year, simply switch to eating whole grain pasta. It is just as easy to make and tastes great.

I actually like whole grain pasta better than white pasta. It has a slight nutty flavor that I love. Josh and Caleb love it too! Caleb loves playing in it, but he eventually eats it and enjoys it:)

We keep several boxes Barilla Whole Grain pasta in our pantry so we can always make a quick and healthy meal.

For this spaghetti dish, I tossed in sun dried tomatoes, spinach, balsamic vinegar, toasted garlic, and feta cheese. All of the ingredients are flavor power houses and come together to create an amazing meal…with very little work involved. The Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti only takes about 7 minutes to boil and the other ingredients are easy to prepare as well. You can have a delicious and healthy meal on the table in under 30 minutes. Plus, the spaghetti is pretty! You can’t go wrong with a pretty pasta dish:)

If you are trying to eat healthier in 2013, make this Whole Grain Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach. You might want to stock up on Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti, because I guarantee you will want to make this spaghetti recipe over and over again!

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

This quick and healthy spaghetti dish is one of our favorite weeknight meals.

Ingredients:

1 (13.25 oz) box Whole Grain Barilla Spaghetti
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 head garlic, cloves peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
1 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil
5 cups washed spinach leaves
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente, about 7 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water and drain pasta.

2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat until it shimmers, then cook garlic, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer garlic with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.

3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil from the sun dried tomatoes. Add sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and balsamic vinegar. Cook over medium-high heat until spinach is wilted, about 3-4 minutes.

4. Toss spaghetti with the sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Stir in the 1/2 cup pasta water. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle spaghetti with feta cheese and toasted garlic chips. Serve warm.

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Disclosure: We partnered with Barilla for National Spaghetti Day, but all of our opinions are our own. This giveaway is being provided by Barilla. 

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  2. Marci Weir — January 4, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    My favorite healthy pasta recipe, both in their restaurant and at home:
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  3. Ellen — January 4, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    My favorite is tomato, basil and mozzarella

  4. Jessica Wood — January 4, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    My favorite is pasta with chicken, kale or spinach, and olive oil.

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  10. Jennifer C. — January 4, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    I love traditional speghetti and meatballs!

  11. Eliza Klinger — January 4, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    I love Spaghetti with Mushrooms…yum!

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  14. Molly — January 4, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Spaghetti with marinara and sauteed veggies (mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and black olives). Yum!!

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  18. SharonF — January 4, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    I like it with just some garlic, olive oil, and sea salt.

  19. Connie Wilkerson — January 4, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    My favorite spaghetti recipe is either with whole wheat spaghetti or spaghetti squash. I use ground turkey, crushed tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, capers, crushed red peppers, red wine, chopped parsley, and chopped oregano. My husband is allergic to all mammalian meat so is a hearty sauce that he can eat without worrying about the location of the epi pen.

  20. Kara D — January 4, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    I love spaghetti with a simple marinara sauce, served over a mix of spaghetti and broccoli!

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  22. Amy — January 4, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    I’m not sure I’d call it a recipe, but pasta with a vegetable heavy red sauce with additional vegetables sauteed and added is always a winner with me. Pasta with a mushroom, onion, and white wine sauce thickened with a little bit of goat cheese or neufchatel for added depth, topped with sauteed broccoli also is a favorite.

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  25. Beth — January 4, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    I love an old fashioned whole wheat spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce!

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  30. Gaby — January 4, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Love me some Barilla!! An this pasta looks fab – I know what I’m making post-juice cleanse for sure!

  31. Casey M. — January 4, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    My favorite healthy spaghetti dish is the macaroni & cheese from the Budget Bytes blog! Ok maybe it’s not super healthy… but it has no butter or flour, half the cheese of other recipes I’ve used (and I use reduced-fat cheese and it still tastes great)… and I use fat free milk and whole wheat Barilla (yes Barilla! I do use your pasta and love it) and it still tastes great!

  32. Emily — January 4, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    My favorite healthy pasta is chock full of veggies, so it is satifying without being a carb overload. And I like it spicy!

  33. Heidi — January 4, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    Our favorite is whole wheat spaghetti with homemade marinara and lots of parm/romano cheese from our friends that are cheesemakers!

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  35. Erica — January 4, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Roasted chicken and artichoke spaghetti.

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  38. Trina A — January 4, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    love pasta with EVOO, Garlic, tomatoes, and fresh basil

  39. Amy — January 4, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    I make a pesto with broccoli, olive oil, and garlic, toss it with Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti, and top it with freshly grated parmigiano reggiano. It’s a delicious way to get the kids to eat their broccoli!

  40. Rebecca — January 4, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    I love spaghetti with a simple sauce loaded with chunky veggies.

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