Meatless Meals (I Wish) My Mother Made

Today’s recipe is for a meal that is ridiculously easy and delicious, straight from We agreed that when we make it again, we’ll use more garlic and more spinach, but as-is, it was still very tasty!

Watch out — the ingredient list calls for cooked pasta, so cooking it will need to be part of the plan. (I have missed that detail in more than one recipe that called for something already cooked.)

I’m getting closer to remembering to take pictures.  We had eaten but were still at the table when I thought of it. Perhaps next time…

Whole Wheat Pasta with Walnuts, Spinach and Mozzarella


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 cup torn baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 4 oz whole wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 2 tbsp shredded part skim mozzarella
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the nuts and toast them for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the garlic, spinach, basil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes more, turning frequently.
  5. Toss with the cooked pasta and top with cheese.

2 responses to this post.

  1. What a delicious pasta dish!

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