Bruschetta with Spinach Pasta Topping

We all hate Monday mornings.. right? It’s the day after Sunday, back to normal schedule, wake up early, meetings at work, deadlines to meet.. huh! i am not on that road anymore, but I remember how I used to bang my head in the pillow to wake up every Monday morning. Back in Bangalore, one of my best friend from work was my neighbor and we used to travel to work together, gossiping all the way… it was a fun but most Monday mornings, we had to motivate each other a lot 😀

This Monday morning was fun for me 🙂 Firstly, it was sunny.. no more rains. Thank God! Secondly, Arvind was at home .. yay! Well, actually he was not feeling too good and so, he took the day off. I thought that he should get something nice to eat. So, I decided to make something which is neither too heavy nor too light.. Bruschetta with Spinach and Pasta topping. I know Bruschetta is more like an appetizer, but I don’t care for those rules. It was our perfect Monday brunch 🙂

I am sharing this dish with Hearth and Soul Hop by Alex, Italian Fest by Martha, Tuesday Night Supper by Christy, Tuesdays At The Table by Cole, this week’s Presto Pasta night by Beth.

Ingredients :

  • 5 slices of sandwich bread, each about 1 inch thick (I used a loaf of French bread and cut it to 1 inch think slices)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups green onions
  • 1 tbs chilly flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used pepper jack cheese)
  • Approximately 4 cups of baby spinach (not chopped)
  • 1 cup mini Rotelle Wheel Pasta (You can use any other mini pasta)
  • 1/2 tbs dried oregano
  • salt
  • oil

Directions :

Peel the garlic, put them in an aluminum foil, cover it and let it bake at 375 F for about 20 minutes. This will make the garlic soft and easy to rub on the bread. Keep it aside

Place the sliced bread in a baking pan, drizzle some oil on top and bake for 15 minutes at 400 F. Once the bread is cool, rub the garlic properly on the bread.

In a deep pan, boil some water and add some salt and pasta. See how cute these pasta looks !!

In a pan, heat some oil and saute the chilly flakes, green onion and the spinach for about 5 minutes.

Add the boiled pasta and mix it thoroughly. Add a little salt, if required

Using a tong or a spoon, place the spinach pasta mixture on the garlic bread evenly

Add generous amount of cheese on top and sprinkle with a pinch of oregano on top of each bread

Bake at 350 for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts

Serve it hot ! Every bite is crispy, cheesy and yummy 🙂

Also sharing this dish with Tasty Tuesday by Dr. Laura

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Sukanya says:

yummy!!!

Raji says:

Kankana this does look crispy, cheesy and yummy… so delicious looking and really nice way to soften the garlic.

tahemeem says:

ooh i love pin wheel pasta… and pasta with bruschetta..thats a jackpot for me… thanks for sharing this recipe… love the clicks 🙂

sukanya says:

Dear this looks super yummy, pics are gorgeous, got to try it!
btw where in bangalore??

Carbs on Carbs…gotta love it!! Seriously, it looks delicious. Thank you for sharing it w/ us at the hearth and soul hop this week.

Beth Anne says:

Kankana, this looks absolutely fabulous to me – and it more than qualifies for Presto Pasta Nights! I will definitely be adding you to the roundup – thanks for participating!

Ruth says:

Great photos a such a delicious long treat. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. I hope to see you back with another awesome dish next week to help celebrate Prest Pasta Night’s big fourth birthday bash.

briarrose says:

What a creative bruschetta. I love the pasta.

Tiffany says:

What a great idea. You have an entire meal!

lauren says:

your recipes are always so creative and innovative! i love it!

Vimitha says:

A different and tasty topping

Agreed, bruschetta need not be an appetizer alone, especially when it’s as flavorful and filling as this. Very nice take on an old classic, yum!

Good apetite! Nice and healthy!

Mary says:

What a great idea for brunch. This looks delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

Priya says:

Bruschetta looks out of this world ..

What a great way to incorporate pasta! Great post!

Ann says:

This looks so hearty and comforting. Delicious!

Laura says:

Looks like it would taste great anytime of day. 😉

beautiful bruschetta looks delicious
for bread pudding since it is going to be baked I don’t use this custard cream on it

that looks delicious. I must make some soon.

Pasta…on bread?!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Katrina

I’m featuring you today! Hope you can stop by!
Katie

Love this – what a great dish for lunch!

Lisa says:

What an interesting twist! These look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!

This makes me drool! Looks so yummy!

Christina says:

I would never think to use pasta on bruchetta, but why not? Sounds great!

Hi there, first time on your blog – I like this idea of pasta on bread a lot lovely post 🙂 your blog is a good find and I am adding it to my list of blogs I follow – cheers, priya

Christy says:

so interesting…using pasta as a bruschetta topping. it looks amazing and i can only imagine how wonderful it tastes. i love this idea!! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

I love this! So creative… I’m learning quickly that this is what I should expect from your blog! Lovely!