Serves 4

Prep time 10 min.

Cook time 15 min.

Ingredients

6 oz. dry whole grain rotini pasta

1 can (14.5 oz.) Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes

2 cups chopped cooked chicken  

2 cups (2 oz.) coarsely chopped fresh spinach

½ cup chopped fresh basil

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ tsp. dried red pepper flakes

Salt, optional

½ cup (2 oz.) grated Parmesan cheese 

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

  2. While pasta is cooking, place tomatoes and chicken in a colander in the sink. When pasta is done, drain hot pasta water over tomatoes and chicken to heat. Drain well and return pasta, tomatoes and chicken to pasta pot.

  3. Add spinach, basil, oil, lemon zest, garlic and red pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt, if desired. Toss until spinach is slightly wilted. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

 

VARIATION:  To make Tomato-Basil Shrimp Pasta, prepare recipe as directed, except use 12 oz. raw peeled shrimp instead of chicken. Add shrimp to boiling pasta water, 4 minutes before pasta is done in Step 1.

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