4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

For a simple dish, this contains many healthful ingredients, plus the flavors are complex. If you toss the spinach and Asiago cheese while the pasta is still warm, the spinach will wilt and the cheese will soften. When this happens, the flavors blend and become more pungent. This is peasant food at its best.

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

carolfitz's Review

November 14, 2012
Have been using this as a cheatsheet recipe since it was called "best pasta" in CL's Sep '07 article on excellent recipes. http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/from-the-editors/all-time-best-recipes-00400000041570/page22.html Great as written and, keeping the proportions constant, we sub different beans or mix of cheeses or short pastas. Can also flip chard for spinach. Very reliable, hearty flavors.

StephMerrifield's Review

March 28, 2012
I thought for sure this would be a keeper with the five star ratings but I am writing this review to save you the trouble - make something else for dinner. We made it with premium ingredients and my husband is a great cook, but this was in no way, no how a five star recipe. My husband ate it (but he will eat anything), our kids would not and I made a frozen pizza after having 2 bites of this.

katierae's Review

February 25, 2012
This is one of my favorite week night meals b/c it is so quick and easy. I have to go light with the garlic and spinach to get my kids to eat but it's easy, quick and yummy!