Sunday, February 26, 2012

Penne Primavera

Tonight I decided to toss together a bunch of ingredients that were sitting in the fridge.  That seemed a lot easier than searching for recipes and ingredients.  It turned into a delicious penne primavera.  This lovely Italian dish usually includes a garlic and olive oil sauce, but I had a bit of marinara sauce in the fridge, so I added that, and it topped the meal off perfectly.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 white onion, diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
A few shakes of oregano and basil
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 cups fresh baby spinach
2 cups whole wheat penne pasta
1/4 cup marinara sauce


1.  Heat olive oil in large skillet.
2.  Saute onion until translucent.  Add garlic and saute another 2 minutes.
3.  Add oregano and basil
4.  Add diced bell peppers and saute for about 5 minutes.
5.  Add spinach and heat until wilted.
6.  Serve over whole wheat penne pasta.  Add marinara sauce (or whatever kind of sauce you have in the house)

I used my dicer again on this one. It sure makes things easier.  This is a very simple meal, and you will probably also have many of the ingredients in stock, too!  Italian and vegan... mmmm!

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