If you are looking for comfort food yet don’t have much time to prepare it, this pasta is perfect for you. The beautiful flavors and simple ingredients come together quickly, making a fantastic dinner any day of the week.
Yield 4 servings
¼ cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 anchovies, mashed
¼ cup tear-drop peppers
1 cup olives, kalamata, or a variety of different olives chopped and pitted
6 Tbsp double concentrate tomato paste
3 Tbsp capers, rinsed
¼ tsp red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
4 cups water
2 cups baby spinach, chopped
8 oz. pasta or gluten-free pasta
⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese, optional
In a large skillet on medium-high heat, add the olive oil, garlic, and anchovies. Sauté for 1 minute. Next, add the peppers, olives, tomato paste, capers, and red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Stir until the tomato paste turns a darker shade. Approximately 3 minutes.
Add 4 cups of water to the skillet and increase the temperature to high to bring it to a boil. Once it is boiling, add the spinach and pasta. Reduce the heat to medium and stir often to keep the pasta from sticking until cooked through. Approximately 10 - 12 minutes.
Once the pasta is al dente, taste the sauce and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately with parmesan cheese on the side.
Just Salt It, and enjoy!