Monday, February 16, 2009

Pasta with Prosciutto and Spinach

Original Recipe1 package cheese tortellini
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 teaspoon olive oil
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced

Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Transfer pasta to a large bowl.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add nuts to pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Add nuts to bowl.

Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach to pan; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring constantly. Add spinach mixture, cheese, and remaining ingredients to bowl; toss well.