You are here: Home » Recipes » Wilted Spinach with Orecchiette Pasta Wilted Spinach with Orecchiette Pasta Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 4 servings “Little ears” pasta is perfectly shaped to hold the spinach and caramelized garlic sauce. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 (12-ounce) package dried orecciette pasta2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil3 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes4 cups loose-packed fresh spinach leaves Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste Juice of 1 lemon2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Instructions Cook pasta according to package directions; drain in a colander and set aside. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and pepper flakes; saute until garlic begins to brown lightly. Add spinach and toss. Add cooked pasta and mix well about 1 minute. Season with salt, pepper, lemon juice and cheese. Toss to combine. Serve immediately.