Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pasta del Giorno

Last month, while visiting my son and daughter-in-law,  Molly whipped up a delicious, quick pasta dish  for supper. She used a rotisserie chicken from Costco, added  some sauteed summer squash, sun dried tomatoes packed in oil  and some Feta cheese. With a drizzle of olive oil added it was a quick and yummy supper paired with bread and salad. She said she makes it often, just varying the vegetables with whatever is in season or what she has on hand. So of course, I had to try it when I came home. My first version was with bow tie pasta, asparagus, Feta cheese and a rotisserie chicken from the local market. Mr. Romance thought it was very good so we are having it again tonight.
This time I am using bow tie pasta, spinach, my own oven dried tomatoes packed in oil (from last years garden bounty) roasted red bell peppers (from a jar), and marinated artichoke hearts (from a jar). I'll put some Feta cheese on mine and mom's (Mr. R doesn't like cheese) and drizzle the whole thing with some fruity olive oil.
I added a large bag of washed spinach leaves to the pasta, while it was cooking, when it was almost done. This was just enough to wilt the spinach, then drain it all. I  added all the other vegetables, a handful of fresh basil, chopped chiffonade style, the chicken, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste. Drizzle a little olive oil over it all and toss in the cheese. It's a quick and easy supper.
If you try this pasta, what vegetables, cheese and meat will you toss in to make your version of Pasta del Giorno?

11 comments:

Geri Centonze said...

Looks good ...do you use Costco chicken?

mimtyson said...

That recipe sounds good! I'm going to try it too. We like summer squash; bet it IS good with the pasta. ANY dish is better with sun-dried tomatoes! (One of Steve's favs.)

mimtyson said...

P.S. I like the fresh spinach idea also. :-)

Annabella said...

Oh this looks very yummy and could be a good way of getting Z to eat some veggies. Anything with artichokes and feta is okay by me.

Frog and Beef said...

Some fried courgettes (use a peeler to strip the skin off in alternating ribbons of peeled/non peeled skin - looks nice!) and pine nuts, some fresh, cubed cooked salmon, pesto and firm cherry tomatoes, good extra virgin olive oil, salt, ground pepper.
PS: I like all the ideas in the previous comments

Amanda said...

YUM! probably one of my favourite ways to make pasta - i like zucchini, tomato, lots of garlic & basil & some lemon juice with the oil.

hmmm... guess what we're having for supper tonight? :)

Wendys Hat said...

I love fresh salads and this one looks great!

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

yum looks easy and summery. I will have to try that. thanks for sharing!

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

yum looks easy and summery. I will have to try that. thanks for sharing!

Mrs A said...

I just found your blog via creative spaces, i loved that quilt, i made a similar one for my daughter, but i love the roses your sewed on, i might have to add some to hers! The pasta looks delish too! Will check out the 52 thingy!

Cassandra said...

I make this dish with (usually bowtie) pasta, steamed broccoli, feta cheese and Italian dressing. I guess feta really makes a great dish. Yum! Your version looks beautiful! I love preparing a good dish with great flavors that also has all the colors - I love your tomato/spinach color combo. ;)