When I first read the recipe, I thought how boring. Thank goodness I read the reviews. I made this for dinner tonight exactly as written with the exception of the addition of red peppers flakes as suggested by readers. It was amazing! I doubled the recipe and added about 8 cloves of garlic more(we love garlic) This is definitely a keeper.
I agree with the comments of previous reviewers. 4-stars as written; 5-stars with embellishments (i.e. double the spinach, cut the quantity of oil in half, and add red pepper flakes to taste). Very simple and very satisfying. My husband commented that this is more the kind of dish that you would find in a high-quality Italian restaurant.
I agree completely with the other reviewers regarding the double spinach and red pepper - thus 4 stars for the recipe as written, but it's not hard to make it a 5. I find a little sherry or red wine vinegar at serving also adds a nice touch.
Perfect weeknight meal. I have made this twice now and it is surprisingly good for so few ingredients. This will definitely be a go to recipe for me. Like others, I also used less olive oil than called for (1/4 cup) and doubled the spinach. Red pepper flakes was a great addition! Careful when salting the pasta water or the dish can end up a little salty once you add the parmesan. I have had the pasta on its own and served it with fine cooking "quick chicken parmesan". Was a great combo. For those of you paying attention to portion size, 2 oz of pasta is considered one serving, making this recipe 8 servings and not 4.
An easy, go-to recipe. I usually reduce the amount of olive oil to 1/4 cup and use the whole cup of pasta cooking water. This brings the calories down significantly and we don't miss the oil.
This is quite simply one of our most favorite pasta dishes. As suggested by another cook we will also add red pepper flakes for a little extra punch,not needed though, this dish is wonderful on its own.
This is a great simple, cheap dish. I've made it many times and have even added a few ingredients here and there. Some of my favorite additions are a couple strips of bacon and/or a tbsp of goat cheese. No matter which way it's made though I highly recommend adding red chile flakes to spice it up a little.
Very good! Because we love spinach we doubled the amount; also we added red pepper flakes as we like our food on the spicy side. This recipe is going in our "My Fine Cooking" tab. Thanks Jennifer!
We were surprised how good this was, to be so few and such simple ingredients.