This pasta is very easy and simple to make. The fun part is on the assembly of the dish. Prepare the pasta sauce (I made chicken meatballs with tomato sauce, the chicken meatballs were from Costco), the pasta (of course), and the baby spinach (wash and spin dry, again from Costco). I love rotelle or fusilli pasta due to its shape.


1 can of Trader’s Joe Marinara Sauce (or any of your preference)
2 garlic clove, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb of chicken meatballs (or any of your preference)
Salt and pepper to taste

1 lb Rotelle or Fusilli pasta

Baby spinach

Pine nuts

Parmesan cheese


Sautee the onion and garlic with the olive oil. Add the tomato sauce and the chicken meatballs. Let it boil and add salt and pepper to taste.

In the meantime cook the pasta, wash and spin dry the spinach.

Once all the ingredients are ready do the following: place the pasta on the plate, follow by a layer of spinach, then the meatball sauce, the pine nuts and Parmesan cheese if you like. Mix gently and enjoy.

I really like spinach in my pasta, but dislike when is over cooked, therefore when you add to the hot meatballs sauce on top of the spinach you will have it right.

By the way, I am sending this pasta dish to “5 Star Makeover April’10 Past, it is my first entry to a challenge :-)

Did you know that there are various type of meatballs? The recipes of the meatballs are made depending on the cultural background. Most of the cultures have their version of meatballs and the ingredients used can be from ground meats, fish and even vegetarian. Moreover the meatballs have different names in different countries.

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