Roughly a month ago I received a very nice email from Megan telling me about the Ronzoni "Give a Cow a Day Off" campaign in support of the new Ronzoni Smart taste pasta. Smart Taste pasta that contains as much calcium as a glass of milk, and because of that cows can take a day off.
Having a soon to be 5 year with a huge hunger for pasta, the appeal of her getting more calcium is very important to us, so I was willing to try it out.
The recipe is simple enough-
ROASTED CHERRY TOMATO, SPINACH AND ASIAGO PASTA
3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt and pepper 1 bag baby spinach leaves, about 4 cups
1 pkg. RONZONI® SMART TASTE™ Thin Spaghetti 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese (approx.)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or parsley Toasted pine nuts (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Toss the tomatoes with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
Spread the tomatoes on a foil-lined, baking sheet.
2. Roast the tomatoes for 20 to 30 minutes or until shriveled and lightly browned. Scrape the tomatoes and juices into a
large bowl. Add the spinach.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package directions.
4. Toss the pasta with the spinach, roasted tomatoes, Asiago and basil. Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts (if using).
Serve with additional cheese on the side.
The only hard part about the recipe is that the smell of the balsamic vinegar drives the sou chef out of the kitchen and I really enjoy having her in there to help me out.
the stinky tomatoes roasting away ( I actually like the smell)