Monday, August 22, 2011

Roasted Tomatoes with Spinach and Mushrooms over Pasta - Guest Post

Thanks to Meg for guest posting for me with such short notice. Please be sure to visit her blog and get to know her a little bit.

Hi all, I am Meg from henning love and happy to help Krysta. I'll be praying and thinking about her and her family while they go through this difficult time. Thinking of you Krysta...

Some days you just need to go meatless in my opinion. You need to fill up on those veggies, get the nutrients and vitamins they offer you and just feel a little bit healthier and make a super quick meal all in the same dish. I have the perfect meal for you to do just that!

Roasted tomatoes with spinach and mushrooms over pasta.

First, gather your ingredients, 2 pints grape tomatoes, 1 cup chopped mushrooms ( I have used both white button and cremini mushrooms, both are excellent, the photos below are white button), 1/2 sweet onion, chopped, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1 bag of spinach( 6oz.), 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 pound of pasta, white or wheat is fine, and 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and get a sheet pan out to roast the tomatoes. Spread the tomatoes on the baking sheet,

sprinkle 2 tablespoons of olive oil and then some salt and pepper to season. Roast the tomatoes for 10 minutes or until they begin to burst.

Cook your pasta according to directions on the box or bag while the tomatoes are roasting.

In a skillet, heat up the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil then saute onions and mushrooms together, until the mushrooms are soft approximately 5-6 minutes. Then add in the garlic and the spinach. Let the spinach wilt.

Be sure to check on your tomatoes too during all these steps! When the tomatoes are roasted enough, pull them out of the oven and add them to the other veggies in the skillet.

Drain the pasta when it is finished cooking. Then combine the pasta with all the veggies in one pan.

Top the dish off with the mozzarella cheese, I like to put a lid on it to let the cheese melt a bit, which can create a cheese sauce consistency. Eat, enjoy and keep smiling!


  1. This is my kind of pasta. So light, healthy and delicious! Krysta, I didn't know that your family was going through anything at all right now. I'm so sorry to hear that! I have been out of touch. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Yum! Great guest post Meg. I will try this for sure :)

  3. Looks delicious! Since I picked about 5 pounds of tomatoes yesterday I'll be making this tomorrow!

  4. thanks for the comment love ladies! id love to know if any of you make it and how you like the dish

  5. Well hi there, Krysta. I just wanted to let you know I've been spending some time on your blog this morning, and I LOVE IT! I'm happy to be your newest follower. Can't wait to see what you have coming up.


  6. Sounds Delish & defo going to make it :-)