Greek Spinach, Pasta and Toasted Almonds

Greek Spinach, Pasta and Toasted Almonds Category Pasta 
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Ingredients And Procedures

16 oz Ziti or penne pasta

8 oz Mushrooms, cleaned & sliced

1 tb Olive oil

5 c Loosely packed fresh

-spinach, cleaned and -coarsely chopped 2 Garlic cloves, minced

1 c Defatted chicken stock

-or vegetable stock 1 cn Pitted sliced olives (4 oz)

-OR 1/4 c Diced Kalamata olives,

-pitted ----------------------------------GARNISH---------------------------------- 1/2 c Feta cheese

1/4 c Toasted sliced almonds

In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with nonostick vegetable coating. When the skillet gets very hot, add the mushrooms, spreading out thinly. Cook for 1-2 minutes to brown. Toss and cook for 2 minutes more. You want them to brown and not get watery. Turn off the heat and reserve until the pasta is cooked. When the pasta is al dente, drain in a colander and return to the cooking pot. Toss with the olive oil. Add the spinach, garlic, stock, olives, and the mushrooms. Toss well to mix. Place on individual plates or a serving platter and top with feta cheese and the almonds.

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