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Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach {Giveaway}

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!

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Anne [A Squared} #138. Thanks to everyone who entered! 

And good news, we have a fun Barilla giveaway for you! One lucky reader will win:

  • 15 boxes of pasta
  • 5 coupons for free Barilla pasta sauce
  • A cooking apron
  • A set of bamboo cooking utensils
  • A cooking timer

To enter to win the Barilla Giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us "What is your favorite healthy spaghetti recipe?” Feel free to share a link! 

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The giveaway is open until Monday, January 7th at 12:00 p.m. MST. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner on January 7th. Good luck!

Happy National Spaghetti Day!

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.

If you like this Whole Grain Spaghetti with Su Dried Tomatoes & Spinach, you might also like:

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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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 4, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    This spaghetti looks wonderful, I love sun dried tomatoes & spinach!

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    Shari — January 4, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    We like pasta with spinach and tomato sauce – quick and healthy!

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    carrie — January 4, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    sounds delicious. I love spaghetti with pesto, fresh parmesan, and toasted walnuts

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    Keri — January 4, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    I love fresh tomatoes slightly cooked with garlic and olive oil. Throw in some fresh basil and you’re done. Yummy! And Barilla is my favorite pasta!

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    I love spaghetti with a bunch of fresh vegetables, tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper and basil. Delicious and colorful!

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    Tanya Phillips — January 4, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    What we like is wheat pasta with pesto and roasted cherry tomatoes. This looks yummy, will have to try!

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    Rose Landon — January 4, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

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    Rhi — January 4, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    I love spaghetti with just a bit of olive oil, red pepper flake and parmesan!

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    Susan — January 4, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    Penne with a red sauce, black olives, and cubes of Gouda cheese that partially melt in the hot pasta. Heaven!

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    Karen Lynch — January 4, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    With canned marinara sauce we made from garden tomatoes, mixed in with lean chicken and vegetables.

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    Shanna — January 4, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    We love whole grain pasta, it seems like the white stuff leaves us hungry still! I love to make a healthier alfredo using lowfat cream cheese instead of cream. Yummy!

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    Tiffiny Palm — January 4, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

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