Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Yummy Walnut, Basil and Tomato Pasta

This is another fav from http://www.ohsheglows.com/. We ate this for two nights and everyone loved it. The nutritional yeast makes it creamy and gives it a pretty pink color. Serve it over whole-grain pasta.


1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

2 T. virgin olive oil

1/2 medium onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 t. dried oregano

pinch of red pepper flakes

1/2 C. packed fresh basil leaves, stems removed and chopped finely

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 C. nutritional yeast

2 LARGE handfuls spinach, roughly chopped

1/2-3/4 C. walnuts, roughly chopped

I 7-serving pasta box of choice (I used whole grain)


1. Chop onion and garlic. In large skillet, cook onion and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes

2. Add in the oregano and salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes and then add tomatoes, chopped basil and nutritional yeast. Stir. Bring to a low boil and then simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cook your pasta.

3. Stir in the chopped walnut and the chopped spinach. Cook for about 10 minutes longer on low heat. Pour sauce over pasta. Like I said, this made enough for us to eat two dinners.

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