We love pasta!!! I found this recipe in my recipe box. You can go without the bacon or prosciutto in this dish to make it meatless. Enjoy this yummy and eazy peazy recipe for today’s meatless Monday.
What You Need
3/4 Cup cashew nuts ( optional)
3/4 Cup raisins ( any or a mixture)
1/2 Cup olive oil ( not extra virgin)
3 Cloves garlic (minced)
1 Handful of baby spinach ( fresh,washed,dried)
1 Lb. Farfalle pasta (bowtie pasta)
1/4 Lb. Bacon (cooked and broken into pieces) Or Prosciutto ( cut into small pieces)this is optional if you are going meatless!
Salt and pepper
Grated Parmesan cheese ( as much as you want)
Large non stick skillet
Paper towel ( or tea towel) lined plate
Before You Start: Bring a pot of water to a boil ( according to pasta directions)
Lets Make It! Drop the raisins carefully into the boiling water, when they’ve plumped up scoop them out with a slotted spoon. Place on a tea towel ( or paper towel) lined plate to drain. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat and add garlic, saute’, until soft (do not brown) add spinach and stir, cooking until wilted. Cook pasta according to package directions. When done, drain and place pasta in a large bowl, add the nuts, raisins, spinach mixture, prosciutto, salt and pepper, and grated cheese and stir to combine
*Katies Tid Bits-try craisins in this recipe instead of raisins