Fettuccine with Seared Tomatoes, Spinach & Mozzarella

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This weekend was rather pleasant weather-wise in Chicago. Chilly enough to wear a sweater inside but bright enough to wear sunglasses outside. On this type of day, I want nothing more than to eat a satisfying dish of pasta. But, I didn’t want to indulge on one that was laden with tons of meat, cheese, or fat. So, I naturally turned towards Cooking Light to find a healthier, slimmed down pasta dish. This tasty fettuccine with seared tomatoes, spinach and mozzarella was in the March 2013 issue of Cooking Light, and it doesn’t skimp on flavor or seasoning. Although the original recipe calls for burrata, I substituted in a healthy-sized slice of buffalo mozzarella. Check out the recipe here.

57 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TrafficDiva
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 06:38:24

    It was indeed a lovely weekend (by Chicago standards)…and this dish is one of those that you’d serve next to an outdoor fireplace! Throw in a bottle of vino…DINNER PERFECTED! =)

  2. Anita Menon
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 06:46:49

    looks like a fabulous meal.

  3. kitchen flavours
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 07:13:03

    This looks delicious! Yums!

  4. My Kitchen Stories
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 07:42:05

    What a lovely dish. I especially like the buffalo motz on top

  5. Tandy
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 07:53:22

    Delicious looking plate of pasta!

  6. markd60
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 08:06:34

    That looks really really good!

  7. alwaysaddmorebutter
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 08:07:24

    Yum – I could definitely eat a big plate of that!

  8. apuginthekitchen
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 09:49:33

    What a great recipe. Simple and delicious!!

  9. Jenn and Seth
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:07:42

    that looks really delicious! i’m loving the addition of the mozzarella!

  10. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:25:14

    Comfort food at its best. 🙂

  11. Alice
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:29:59

    this looks great!!!

  12. Emma ( fluff and fripperies)
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 13:11:15

    I’m practically licking my screen here!

  13. Alison
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 13:29:48

    This looks so good!

  14. The Sketched Chef
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 13:49:11

    I love fettucine, this looks really good !

  15. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 13:52:53

    Mozzarella, tomatoes, and spinach are so good together. Pretty picture of the meal!

  16. InCucinaDaME
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 13:54:03

    BRAVO ! This looks so good!

  17. Juliana
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 14:56:19

    This pasta dish looks great, especially with the burrata on it…yum!
    Have a great week🙂

  18. SandraM
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 15:57:58

    That looks so good!! I have just been going through all my old cooking light magazines and pulling out recipes I need to try.

  19. Smart Food and Fit (@LisaNutrition)
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 16:26:28

    Great meatless dish!

  20. Arthur in the Garden!
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 17:20:57

    Wow! Beautiful!

  21. Hotly Spiced
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 17:28:15

    That looks like my kind of dinner. How yummy xx

  22. Ronda
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 18:00:20

    Oooo…seared tomatoes…that sounds good!

  23. Inger Wilkerson
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 19:41:02

    I do spinach and parmesan in olive oil (with ground pepper and garlic) over pasta when I am craving pasta. Seared tomatoes would be a great addition!

  24. Natalie
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 19:51:02

    Looks GREAT, I haven’t had a good pasta dish in ages.

  25. Liz
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 20:52:59

    Oh, this looks right up my alley…I need to try searing my tomatoes🙂 And I love that spinach was added along with the mozz or burrata…mmmmmm. It was a gorgeous day here till the rain returned. I’m ready to skip right to summer!

  26. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 21:08:06

    searing the tomatoes is genius! Seared tomatoes make the tomatoes so juicy and full of flavor. This is genius how you combined it with the cheese and spinach! YUM!

  27. Three Well Beings
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 00:26:45

    This is a beautiful pasta dish! Thank you for the wonderful picture. Here’s the funny thing…I have the same Cooking Light magazine, and I tend to leaf through it and YOU cook from it! I have to step it up a notch!🙂

  28. bec {daisy and the fox}
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 01:52:24

    yum yum yum!! this pasta ticks all the boxes🙂

  29. Raymund
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 01:55:05

    The mozzarella on that pasta makes me hungry, so drooling right now

  30. Gloria - My Pretty Paris
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 03:28:16

    This looks fabulous!!! I just love mozzarella, but, above all, I love Burrata! Do you often eat some? it’s just the most perfect cheese I’ve ever tasted🙂
    Kisses my dear!!!!

  31. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen)
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 04:23:18

    Beautiful pasta dish and so colorful and comforting. I hope the weather stays nice for you.

  32. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 04:38:12

    We had a great warm weekend in Berlin as well, parks were full of open air festivals and bbqs. I like mozzarella and you meal sounds delicious.

  33. Amanda Chic
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 06:32:48

    simply fabulous😀

  34. Tracy
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 08:48:53

    I am a pasta addict. I think I would love this.

    The pictures of the food you make are always so pretty.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  35. Amelia
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:50:40

    Hi, your comfort food look awesome.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

  36. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 12:02:01

    Pasta is such a comfort food for me – I could eat it everyday! This dish looks awesome

  37. sara
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 13:50:53

    So tasty! Love the seared tomatoes – bet they add great flavor!🙂

  38. eatgreatbegreat
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 16:07:52

    This sounds wonderful!

  39. Cakelaw
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 16:36:30

    This looks amazing! The mozarella on top is so appealing.

  40. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 16:44:26

    Oh. My. Gosh that looks delicious!!!

  41. Melolimparfaite
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 16:48:11

    That just looks insanely good! I wish you were closer so I’d come have lunch from time to time
    http://www.melolimparfaite.com/

  42. Suunie@ModerngirlNutrition
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 17:23:17

    This looks so satisfying and is so healthy!

  43. Monet
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 18:13:43

    Now I’m hungry! This looks just amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  44. mysfkitchen
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 20:55:08

    I am craving this for dinner right now!! I will have to wait to buy the ingredients first though😦 I hope to try it this weekend, it looks so yummy! Great pasta dish😀

  45. rebeccasubbiah
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 22:29:10

    this looks so good and I love pasta dishes any day of the year he he

  46. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 09:34:22

    Can´t go wrong with these flavors! Yummy pasta!

  47. The Squishy Monster
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 11:44:49

    lovely combination of flavors!!

  48. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 12:05:19

    Always craving for pasta and this looks good! We had a nice weather over the weekend and looks like we’re having another good weather this weekend too! Hope your weekend will be great one!

  49. ATasteOfMadness
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 17:00:53

    What a delicious looking pasta! I love pasta, but I barely make it for some reason. I need to make this soon!

  50. Karen (Back Road Journal)
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 17:47:30

    What a lovely dish…I love it.

  51. Beth
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 19:45:30

    Wow – that fettuccine looks fabulous!

  52. Geraldine Saucier
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 19:51:42

    What a delicious and healthy meal. It looks wonderful:)

  53. Katerina
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 03:43:07

    Pasta is such a versatile food and you can make little miracles with it, just like this one! It looks fantastic!

  54. bakeawaywithme.com
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 18:58:02

    Nothing like a great tasting bowl of pasta! This one looks delectable!

  55. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 11:19:34

    Just printed this out. Thanks for reminding me of this dish!

  56. tastytreats13
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 16:18:05

    That looks delicious!

  57. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 17:13:13

    This looks so delicious! Yum!

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