Green Pasta

Compared to other holidays, St. Patrick's Day is really no-frills.... just drink, eat, and make everything green!This is a no-frills kind of pasta.  I used one of my

Freezer Favorites


Pumpkin Seed Pesto

,  then paired it with spinach and gluten-free pasta.  It's a healthy addition to your green beer consumption!

Here's what you need:

Pasta- for this I like Fusilli

Pumpkin Seed Pesto


Parmesan Cheese (optional)

*Either make the pesto fresh (

here's the recipe

) or if you had it frozen you can slowly heat it up on the stove with some more olive oil.

*Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in a handful of salt

*Add the pasta and cook until al dente

*Before draining the pasta save a little bit of the pasta water in a separate cup

*Drain the pasta, but DO NOT rinse

*Place the pasta back into the pan and add in as much pesto as you would like

*When the pasta is hot add in a handful of spinach

*Add a bit of the pasta water to loosen up the pesto so that it can evenly distribute if needed

*Serve with an extra sprinkle of parmesan cheese if you feel up to it!