My friends and I developed this recipe when we discovered just how many dietary restrictions we have in our group. Between the three of us, we have two vegans, two allergic to nuts, and one allergic to wheat. This friendly pasta recipe accommodates all of those restrictions and is also fresh and delicious! 

friendly pasta

Friendly Pasta


  • 4 cups Rotini pasta gluten free
  • 1-2 cups Cherry tomatoes
  • 2-4 cups Spinach
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • ¼-1 tsp Red pepper flakes more equals spicier
  • 2-3 tsp Italian seasoning – or 2-4 Tbsp fresh herbs if you have them (rosemary, basil, etc)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • While the pasta is cooking, slice the cherry tomatoes in half. Rip/cut your spinach in half.
  • Once the pasta is ready, drain it and put it back on the stove on low heat. Drizzle in a bit of olive oil, enough to make all of your noodles wet. Sprinkle in your spices and stir. (Feel free to add other spices as desired. This is a basic recipe that is easily customizable to your tastes.)
  • Next, add in your tomatoes and a couple handfuls of the spinach, stir constantly. If there is not enough space in your pot for all the spinach, just wait – with the heat, the spinach should shrivel up, giving you space to add more.
  • Once the spinach is shriveled to your liking and the tomatoes have released their juices, it is done! Distribute evenly and enjoy!

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