Lois’ Pasta with Spinach and Feta

Pasta with Spinach & Feta

Pasta with Spinach & Feta

This recipe is from Tim’s sister, Lois in Palo Alto. She made this for a family dinner and it was amazing.
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1/2 lb. acini di pepe (or orzo) (approx. 1 1/4 cups)
2 T. olive oil
2 T. unsalted butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. dried hot red pepper flakes, optional (Lois leaves this out)
3 scallions, chopped
1 10 oz. pkg. chopped frozen spinach
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (approx. 3 oz.)
Makes 6 servings

Thaw spinach and squeeze dry.

Cook pasta until al dente. Drain in coarse sieve and transfer to a bowl.

Keep warm, covered.

Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in 12″ skillet over mod-high heat until hot but not smoking.

Saute garlic, pepper flakes & scallions, stirring occasionally, until garlic is golden, approximately 2 min.

Add spinach and cook, stirring until heated through, approximately 4 min.

Toss pasta and spinach mixture and feta until combined.

Season with salt and pepper.

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