Tasty Tuesday: Florentine Ravioli

florentineI love recipe’s that are simple, delicious, and healthy… and this recipe is just that! A pasta dish with spinach that adds a few complex flavors using red pepper, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. And coming in at less than 300 calories and 13 grams of protein, it’s a great lunch or dinner option. Check it out.

Recipe and image courtesy of EatingWell.com

Servings: 4 (1.5 cups each)

Ingredients:
1 20-ounce package frozen cheese ravioli, or tortellini (4 cups)
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 16-ounce bag frozen chopped or whole-leaf spinach
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook ravioli (or tortellini) according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add salt, crushed red pepper to taste, spinach and water. Cook, stirring frequently, until the spinach has thawed, wilted and heated through, 5 to 7 minutes. Divide among 4 bowls, top with the pasta and drizzle 1 teaspoon of the remaining oil over each portion. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of Parmesan.

Nutrition:
263 calories
13 g fat ( 4 g sat , 6 g mono )
28 mg cholesterol
28 g carbohydrates
13 g protein
5 g fiber
660 mg sodium
730 mg potassium


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