Spaghetti with Spinach, Mozzarella and Tomatoes – Pasta with the Most Typical Italian Ingredients
When I think about ingredients that are the most typical for Italian cuisine; spaghetti, mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil, spinach and garlic would be very high on the list, probably in the top 10. This pasta dish uses all of the ingredients and – except for seasoning and water – only them. It is very easy and quick to prepare, but the result is wonderful.
I used to cook it just for my husband and me when our daughters were small. At that time it was quite usual for us to have different meals. But when the girls started to eat “normal” food, I cooked the same for all of us. However I still couldn’t make this pasta dish as they wouldn’t eat tomatoes or spinach. Luckily now they know what is good (and healthy) for them and we all can enjoy this delicious Spaghetti with Spinach, Mozzarella and Tomatoes together.
Heat the olive oil in a big frying pan, add the garlic and fry it for a few seconds (make sure it doesn't burn).
Add the cherry tomatoes and cook them on a medium heat for about 5 minutes.
In the meantime cook the spaghetti per the packet instructions. Before you drain the pasta, save a few tablespoons of the cooking water for later use.
Add the spinach to the tomatoes and cook till just wilted, adjust the seasoning (you may want to add 0.5 tsp sugar if the sauce is still too tangy).
Add the cooked pasta, mozzarella and - if the dish is too dry – a few tablespoons of the kept pasta cooking water, stir and quickly serve (if you wait too long, the mozzarella will melt and it will be difficult to serve).
Take advantage of the chanterelle season and serve them with pasta. But if you want a luxurious dish, add some…
Hi, I am Agnieszka, and I am passionate about delicious but healthy food. Many healthy dishes are bland and uninteresting. I reject this. So I created my blog Tastes of Health to share my yummy recipes for healthier (often plant-based and gluten-free) versions of family favourites.
I look forward to receiving your feedback after you try them.