Two Peas and Their Pod

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.

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. 

  Yum Pin It

1,124 Responses to “Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach”

  1. Dawn — January 6, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    Follow two peas and their pods on twitter

  2. Dawn — January 6, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    Follow Barilla on twitter

  3. Dawn — January 6, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

    Follow on Pinterest

  4. Dawn — January 6, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    I Subscribe via email

  5. Kathy — January 6, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    I liked you on Facebook. Thanks!

  6. Sarahbeth — January 6, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    I have joined two peas on fb

  7. Sarahbeth — January 6, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    i have joined barilla on fb

  8. Lori Hart — January 6, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    My favorite is my shrimp, spinach and mushroom with sun dried tomato alfredo sauce. YUM

  9. Robin — January 6, 2013 @ 8:17 pm

    I love doing fresh veggies sauteed in a little oil with garlic and herbs, then toss in some pasta and feta. I could eat so much the healthy aspect is out the window!

  10. Robin — January 6, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    I like you and Barilla on Facebook.

  11. Jewel Tingle — January 6, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    love adding fresh vegetable to my sauce. I cook fresh onions, green pepper, mushrooms and zucchini or yellow squash when tender I add my sauce until heated. keep sauce and noodles separate, add mozzarella cheese to plates before serving.

  12. I love a simple pasta with lemon, pepper, and LOADS of garlic!

  13. Carolsue — January 6, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    I like a receipe called Tuscan Spaghetti, with spaghetti, zucchini, tomatoes and onions

  14. Carolsue — January 6, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    I like you BOTH on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  15. Carolsue — January 6, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    I follow you BOTH on Twitter as MsCarolsueA
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  16. Carolsue — January 6, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest as cezovski9
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  17. Wendy — January 6, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    My favorite healthy pasta recipe is bow-tie pasta with roasted squash, onions, pepper and cherry tomatoes–yum!

  18. Carolsue — January 6, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    I subscribe to your newsletter via e-mail.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  19. Rebecca P — January 6, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    My 3 year old and I love cooked spaghetti with a little olive oil and Parmesan Cheese. Plain but delicious!

  20. Rebecca P — January 6, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Like 2 peas on facebook!

  21. Chris H. — January 6, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    A little olive oil, basil & grape tomato halves w my spaghetti, please :-)

  22. Anna — January 6, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    I grow basil in the summer, make homemade pesto, and enjoy it with spaghetti noodles.

  23. Anna — January 6, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

  24. Whole wheat spaghetti with sauce, ground turkey and a bunch of veggies.

  25. I subscribe via RSS

  26. Carmen — January 6, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    Not really a recipe, but I love a dish we call “Shrimp Stuff” – basically a healthier shrimp pasta alfredo. http://mishmashmie.blogspot.com/2009/09/shrimp-stuff.html

  27. Carmen — January 6, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

    I follow both on Facebook

  28. I follow on Pinterest!

  29. Tara — January 6, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    Butternut squash, chicken sausage and pasta

  30. Tara — January 6, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    I follow you on Facebook

  31. Tara — January 6, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest

  32. Laurie E. — January 6, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    Spaghetti mixed with Pureed avocado and lemon. Delicious for a summertime treat!

  33. Laurie E. — January 6, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest

  34. Laurie E. — January 6, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

    I follow you via RSS feed.

  35. Michelle — January 6, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    Have to admit I’m a noodles and meatballs girl, myself. But I have loved this whole grain pasta for years!

  36. Kim — January 6, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    any barilla pasta with baked chicken and barilla tomato and basil sauce! yum!

  37. Michelle — January 6, 2013 @ 10:31 pm

    I’m following on pintrest! Love ya!

  38. Samantha — January 6, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    angel hair pasta with broccoli and shrimp!

  39. Samantha — January 6, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    Joined Two Peas and Their Pod and Barilla on Facebook.

  40. Samantha — January 6, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

    Following @TwoPeasandPod and @BarillaUS on Twitter.

Leave a Comment