Penne Alfredo with Tomato and Spinach


I am now 5 weeks out since my Total Knee Replacement.  I am just now starting to feel somewhat normal again.  Which means …I am back in the kitchen!  Lookout!  😉 No, seriously, I am still not cooking anything elaborate or time-consuming.  I am not ready to cook anything that has me on my feet for to long …but I am getting there.  This is a simple, light, easy recipe that has always been a favorite of mine.


I decided it was the perfect “on the lighter side” New Year’s dish that didn’t have me in the kitchen, on my feet to long.  It turned out really good and so I decided it would be a great dish to bring to a fun gathering I am going to.  I am talking about Fiesta Friday of course!  If you don’t know about Fiesta Friday, you should come with me and check it out.  You will see lots of delicious food and meet a great group of people, including our wonderful hostess, Angie, The Novice Gardener.  So come on, try some of this delicious Penne Alfredo pasta and join the fun! 🙂

Thanks for visiting!


Penne Alfredo with Tomato and Spinach

By:  Arl’s World



1 box penne pasta

1 cup of fresh spinach

2 to 3 Roma tomatoes, diced

1 large jar Alfredo sauce

1/4 cup chopped mushrooms

salt and pepper to taste


Cook penne according to box or package

Meanwhile in a medium sauce pan, saute’ the tomato, spinach and mushroom until tender.  Pour in the jar of Alfredo sauce and mix well.  Bring to a simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally.  Continue to simmer 7 – 10 minutes.

When pasta is done, drain and place in a large serving bowl.

Add Alfredo mixture and stir.

Serve immediately with garlic bread.  Yummy!

35 thoughts on “Penne Alfredo with Tomato and Spinach

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry I didn’t know what happened to you, Arl. Whatever that is, I hope you’ll feel much better soon. Hugs!

    Anyway, this pasta sounds something not time consuming at all and looks very delicious, too. Thanks for sharing here at FF. Enjoy the party. ❤

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  2. Oh so sorry to hear of your total knee replacement Arl, it can’t have been a pleasant experience, but glad to hear you’re on the mend. That pasta was a good start for venturing in the kitchen again. Stay well.


  3. I’ve been so out of the loop lately, I had no idea that you had a knee replacement! I’m so happy to hear that you’re up and feeling better… This looks so delicious, and what did you say? Not elaborate? Now those are just crazy words… It’s beautiful!! Printing the recipe now! ❤


    1. Thanks so much for the well wishes, and thanks so much for the kinds words of my pasta dish. I hope you get a chance to make the pasta and enjoy it. 🙂 I am sorry I am just now responding. Since the surgery, I just have not felt like blogging. I am trying to get back in the swing! 🙂

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      1. No worries.. And definitely nothing to be sorry about!! Just take care of yourself… Sometimes I think we put too much guilt on ourselves because we can’t make it to every single blog, and comment on every single post.
        Keep it fun, Arl. Post when you can.. And visit other blogs only when you have time, and feel like it. We all know how hard this is.. Blogging is a full time job!! And to be recuperating on top of that?? It’s too much, my friend. Put YOU first. ❤️. If there is anything I can do, pop me an email. I’m always here.


    1. Thanks Michelle! It was very tasty 🙂 Sorry I am slow in responding to your comment. I am struggling to get back to my blog …I just have not been feeling very bloggy , ha! I am trying to get back in the swing of things though.

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