Pasta with Spinach and Potatoes Pasta with Spinach and Potatoes

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  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1 baking potato peeled and diced
  • 5 1/2 cups orecchiette pasta
  • 5 1/2 cups fusilli pasta
  • 1 pkg fresh spinach coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste or 5 anchovies, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


In large pot of boiling salted water, cook potato and pasta for 6 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until pasta is tender but firm. Reserving 1/3 cup cooking water, drain pasta mixture and return to pot.

Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over low heat; cook garlic, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in anchovy paste, pepper and hot pepper flakes until well combined.

Add garlic mixture and reserved cooking water to pasta mixture; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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Pasta with Spinach and Potatoes