Pasta and greens

Another pasta dish, simple and tasty. Maybe I should start a series on this pasta dishes great for quick lunches or fast dinners that are ready in 20 minutes. What I love about this pastas is that the sauce is so fast that they are ready in the time needed to cook the pasta and they taste so much better than something out of a can, frozen or microwaved. And seriously it takes about the same time.

Pasta and greens

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings


  • 1/4 lb pasta per person
  • a bunch of your favorite greens
  • 1-2 spring rosemary
  • EVOO
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • grated parmesan or pecorino (optional)


  1. First start the water and clean the greens. I used a leafy kind of choi I don't remember the exact name, but it looks similar to broccoli rabe, anyway any kind of green works for this pasta: spinach, mustard greens, broccoli rabe, turnip greens... I would suggest to pick a variety with tender leaves but other than that feel free to pick your favorite.
  2. When the water starts boiling salt it and add the greens and the pasta. I suggest a short kind of pasta like penne or rigatoni. Let everything cook until pasta is ready (check instructions on packet, but it should take about 10-12 minutes). While pasta cooks, warm up some oil with rosemary, and a couple of crushed garlic cloves. If you like it add also a bit of chili flakes. When pasta is ready drain the pasta and greens and toss them in the pan with flavored oil. Serve immediately and season to taste with pepper.
  3. You can also add a bit of grated cheese to your pasta. Parmesan or pecorino would be my suggestion.

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10 Responses to Pasta and greens

  1. Curry and Comfort says:

    This looks simple, delicious and healthy! Great Job! : )

  2. Juanita says:

    I do so enjoy fresh, herby pasta dishes that are simple and good for you!

  3. Sandra says:

    I could eat pasta everyday I too weird?
    This sounds and looks fantastic Pola, will have to make some tomorrow..was planing anyway to make something from pasta :))
    Thanks for sharing sweetie..

  4. Emily says:

    Love healthy pasta recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Manu says:

    I agree with you… why get some ready made stuff, when you can have THIS for dinner/lunch in practically the same time???? Yum yum yum and healthy, which is always a plus!

  6. Erin says:

    Great, healthy pasta dish!

  7. Nuts about food says:

    I agree, there is nothing better than pasta with greens, olive oil and garlic.

  8. SuzyEats says:

    I can see them. they seem to be working now 🙂

  9. Pola says:

    Thanks for letting me know! I re-uploaded the pics and now they hopefully work…

  10. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Hmm? I can't see the images… But your description sounds very simple, easy to cook, and nice! 🙂

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