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Carb-Loading Pasta Party

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  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 30 mins (10m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

A good night-before-marathon dinner

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
  2. 2.In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. 3.Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. 4.Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, until they start to soften.
  5. 5.Stir in the chopped spinach and cook for an additional 2 minutes until wilted.
  6. 6.Add the cooked spaghetti to the pan and toss to combine.
  7. 7.Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  8. 8.Remove from heat and sprinkle with sliced black olives, crumbled feta cheese, and fresh basil.
  9. 9.Serve hot and enjoy your carb-loading pasta party!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor an extra protein boost, add grilled chicken or shrimp to the pasta.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to customize the toppings with your favorite ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers.
  • chevron_rightLeftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.