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Acini Di Pepe With Spinach and Feta

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“Acini di pepe, the Italian term for "peppercorns," also refers to tiny pearls of pasta. This dish goes well with lamb chops or grilled chicken.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
6 side dish portions
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in a 4- to 6- quart pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until al dente, then drain well in a coarse-mesh sieve.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm, covered.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then saute garlic, red pepper flakes, and scallions, stirring occasionally, until garlic is golden, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 4 minutes.
  5. Toss pasta with spinach mixture and feta until combined.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.

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