Whole-Grain Pasta With “Burnt” Onions and Spinach

  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings


1 (12-ounce) box whole grain pasta
1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1medium onion, chopped
2cups whole bably spinach leaves
1/4cup shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat and add onions. Cook without stirring about 2 minutes until they begin to brown. Once the onions are golden begin to stir occasionally until they become a deep brown color. Add the cooked pasta to the onions along with the spinach leaves. Combine well until the spinach wilts. Sprinkle cheese over the top before serving.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 366
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 153mg
  • Carbohydrate 66g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Protein 16g