The idea for this recipe came from myrecipes but of course I changed it up some. I didn't think the smoked gouda flavor came through very well, so next time I would try sprinkling the pasta dish with extra smoked gouda, and then baking it in the oven for 10 minutes (as the original recipe suggested, but I ran out of time and cheese and so skipped that). Becky, Ben and I all liked this dish, but the kids ate everything plain.
Pasta with Spinach, Tomatoes & Smoked Gouda
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half (next time add 1 can petite diced tomatoes)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
5 cups baby spinach
6 ounces uncooked ziti
2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1/2 cup shredded, smoked Gouda cheese
Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until softened. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the spinach to the pan, stirring until wilted, about 2 minutes. Combine pasta, chicken, cheese and tomato mixture, stirring to combine. Serve hot.