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Healthy Mediterranean Pasta
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5 from 25 votes

Healthy Mediterranean Pasta

This Healthy Mediterranean Pasta is so flavorful and fresh that you won't even notice that there isn't a sauce! What's even better is that this dish is so easy to throw together for a quick weeknight meal! You can also top with some chicken or shrimp for some extra added protein!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Artichoke, Artichoke Hearts, Capers, Cheese, Dinner, Main Dish, Mediterranean, Parmesan Cheese, Pasta, Red Pepper Flakes, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 259kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Small frying pan
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces your favorite pasta I use Barilla Protein Plus penne pasta
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts quartered
  • 1 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 6 ounces spinach
  • avocado oil spray or any cooking spray of your choice
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, drain the artichoke hearts and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  • Saute the spinach for 2-3 minutes in a small frying pan over medium heat using a few sprays of avocado oil spray.
  • When the pasta is done cooking, drain and return back to the pot.
  • Toss with the artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, capers, and spinach.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes, if desired.

Notes

This Healthy Mediterranean Pasta makes eight servings. Each serving comes out to 259 calories, 6 WW Green SmartPoints®, 6 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 1 WW Purple SmartPoint® if you use whole wheat pasta.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/healthy-mediterranean-pasta/

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2220IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 7mg