Pasta With Spinach and Meatballs

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 707 calories
    • Fat 25 g
    • Sat Fat 13 g
    • Cholesterol 154 mg
    • Sodium 940 mg
    • Protein 42 g
    • Carbohydrate 78 g
    • Sugar 7 g
    • Fiber 5 g
    • Iron 8 mg
    • Calcium 284 mg
  • September 2012

Ingredients

  1. Check 20 Easy Meatballs
  2. Check 3/4pound gemelli
  3. Check 3tablespoons unsalted butter
  4. Check 12ounces mushrooms, quartered
  5. Check 1teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  6. Check 5ounces baby spinach
  7. Check 1/2cup grated pecorino (2 ounces)
  8. Check kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook the meatballs according to the recipe directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ¼ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  3. While the meatballs and pasta are cooking, heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and thyme and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Toss the mushroom mixture with the pasta, meatballs, spinach, pecorino, and the reserved cooking water. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.