Penne With Sun-Dried Tomatoes And Spinach



  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions.
  3. During the last minute of cooking, drop the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes into the water.
  4. Reserve 1 cup of cooking water, then drain pasta.
  5. Pour the pasta and vegetables back into the pot and immediately stir in the oil.
  6. Using a Microplane grater, grate garlic into the pasta.
  7. Stir in the umami paste and cheese.
  8. Loosen up sauce by stirring in reserved pasta water a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
  9. Serve sprinkled with additional cheese and the basil.