Egg Noodles with Spinach

I have been actively searching for easy, YUMMY, easy, YUMMY, easy recipes for dinner. I have found that if it takes longer than 30 minutes to make (and that is for ME to make it, not for a TV chef who cooks all day and can do stuff super fast) then it is NOT going to work for me.

One of my favorite TV shows is America’s Test Kitchen.   They take a recipe and re-work it until it has the maximum YUM factor.   Usually this means that the recipe is long with many ingredients, but I purchased their Cook’s County Best Lost Suppers recently and have found some simpler recipes to try.

The most recent triumph from that cookbook was this:

Screaming Noodles

1 lb. wide egg noodles

2 TB olive oil

2 garlic cloves

1/2 ts dried basil

1/4 ts red pepper flakes

1 cup cottage cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth

2 (5-oz) bags baby spinach

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Cook the egg noodles with 1 ts salt until al dente.   Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water.   Drain noodles.

Meanwhile, heat oil, garlic, basil, pepper flakes and 1/2 tx salt in saucepan over medium heat – about a minute.   Add cottage cheese, Parmesan and broth – cook until thickened 2 to 4 minutes.

Stir the sauce into noodles adjusting liquid level with reserved pasta cooking water.

Stir in the spinach one handful at a time and cook until wilted – about 30 seconds.

Add parsley and season with salt and pepper.





And I ate it.

And I ate the left-overs because it was YUMMY.

More recipes from Cook’s County can be found here.


  1. I’m impressed…they all ate it? I may have to try this. Reese is on a pasta kick after our cruise (he ate pasta at lunch & dinner for 7 days straight). After we came home, I Googled a bunch of recipes for pasta sauces and have had big successes with them. Throw in the Bertolli Plus pasta & it’s not a bad meal. AND throw in some veggies with your recipe? I’m liking that idea!!

  2. That sounds so good! I love that show too.

  3. This looks wonderful. Pasta, spinach & cheese? The three things all of my kids adore. Yep, this sounds like a good soccer/Cub Scout/basketball night meal. And we have WAY too many of those lately….

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