Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

By Maria Lichty

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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!

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Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

This quick and healthy spaghetti dish is one of our favorite weeknight meals.
4.50 from 4 votes


  • 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


  • Cook spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente, about 7 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water and drain pasta.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Toss spaghetti with the sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Stir in the ½ 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Not sure if it’s that healthy, but I love plain ole spaghetti with marinara sauce. Simple and delicious!

  2. We really just like plain spaghetti, we sneak in extra veggies by pureeing them in the sauce.

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  3. I like to just throw something together. One I like is whole wheat or vegetable pasta with olive oil, tomatoes, some parmesan and possibly pesto or another vegetable.

  4. I made this today, only with regular spaghetti. I loved it! Only thing I’d change in the recipe is: don’t salt the water you’re boiling your pasta into! I know it may come as a shock to pasta purists but… dried tomatoes are salty, and so is feta. That’s more than enough salt!

  5. Great recipe Maria and Josh! We never tried sun-dried tomatoes with spinach before, but the addition of feta is what combines them perfectly, right?:)
    We are blessed with having lots of high quality (sheep’s milk) feta here in Greece, so this is a fantastic choice:)
    Panos and Mirella

  6. Loved this recipe! I added some mushrooms and it’s officially my new go to pasta dish I ate it cold and it was just as awesome

  7. I made this pasta tonight and it was very tasty. Quick, easy and lots of flavour.
    I’m wondering if I could add chicken?

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