It's a little spicy. It's a lot garlicky. It's a little cheezy. It's totally delicious.
Very easy to make. One pot does it all.
1/2 box small shells pasta
1 shallot, thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 inch ginger, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tbls nutritional yeast
2 tbls olive oil
1/2 an 8 ounce bag of spinach
1 tsp crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp dry basil
2 tsps black pepper
1 tbl salt
Cook the Pasta in water seasoned with the 1 tbl salt.
I use Alton Brown's cold water pasta method. Add pasta to medium large pot. Cover with water an inch over the pasta. Add salt. Bring to boil and then simmer until al dente.
When pasta is al dente, remove it from the water into a heat safe storage container. Retain approximately 2/3 cup of the pasta water in the pot and discard the rest.
Return pot with pasta water to stove. Medium high heat. Add olive oil, garlic, shallot, jalapeno, ginger, yeast, crushed pepper flakes, basil, spinach and black pepper.
Simmer uncovered for 7 minutes.
Pour hot mixture over pasta. Toss to combine. Let rest a few minutes to tighten.
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