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Thin Spaghetti with Peppers and Arugula

Saturday, May 4, 2013

This is a recipe that I want to share with you because it is a light and easy recipe to prepare.  I found this recipe on the box of Barilla Thin Spaghetti.  This is a recipe I made for my family for the first time and they loved it and I hope you all enjoy it too!



Thin Spaghetti with Peppers and Arugula

1 box Barilla Thin Spaghetti
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped (I added this to the recipe for extra flavor)
1 yellow bell pepper, cut in thin strips
1 red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (I added this to the recipe for extra flavor)
1 cup arugula, chopped (I didn't chop mine)
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated

Directions:

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil, and sauté onions, garlic and hot pepper flakes for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add peppers, and season with salt and pepper.  Cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes.
4. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and toss with the sauce.
5. Stir in arugula and top with cheese.

Note:  Arugula is a dark green, peppery leaf that works well in salads or as a cooked green.  It is available year-round, but is best when the weather is mild.  Arugula is sold either by the bunch or as loose leaves (much like spinach).  In general bunched arugula has larger leaves and loose-leaf arugula has smaller leaves.

* Arugula is also known in Europe as Rocket

Arugula 

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Thanks everyone and enjoy.

Julie







10 comments:

  1. This looks great! What is arugula?? Have a great weekend. Chel x

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  2. Hi Chel, it does taste great and it isn't too difficult to make. Why not give it a try and make something different for dinner. Arugula is a dark green, peppery leaf that works well in salads or as a cooked green. Arugula is sold either by the bunch or as loose leaves (much like spinach). Take care, Julie

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  3. Julie, this sounds really good and healthy. I planted mixed greens in my garden. I know there is Arugula mixed in. I will be giving this a try. So happy to have you join Share Your Cup. Now a new follower.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. Hi Julie,
    I love all the peppers with your Spaghetti and arugula. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. What a delicious dish, Julie! I love how you have added the hot pepper flakes. Also a note for Chef C, Arugula is also known as Rocket in Europe. Perhaps they know it by that name? Thank you so much for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  6. This looks so easy, light, and awesome! It has summer written all over it!

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  7. This looks so good, my friend! I have been craving pasta like crazy lately so this is something I would enjoy :) Although I have never heard of Arugula.... I will have to look for it.

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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  8. This looks really yummy! I love arugula! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you'll join us again this week! Sharing your post on Twitter!

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  9. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

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