Bruschetta with Spinach Pasta Topping

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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.

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Bruschetta with Spinach Pasta Topping


  • 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


  1. 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
  2. Place the sliced bread in a baking pan, drizzle some oil on top and bake for 15 minutes at 400 Once the bread is cool, rub the garlic properly on the bread.
  3. In a deep pan, boil some water and add some salt and pasta. See how cute these pasta looks !!
  4. In a pan, heat some oil and saute the chilly flakes, green onion and the spinach for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the boiled pasta and mix it thoroughly. Add a little salt, if required
  6. Using a tong or a spoon, place the spinach pasta mixture on the garlic bread evenly
  7. Add generous amount of cheese on top and sprinkle with a pinch of oregano on top of each bread
  8. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts
  9. Serve it hot ! Every bite is crispy, cheesy and yummy 🙂


Bruschetta with Spinach Pasta Topping 1

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Also sharing this dish with Tasty Tuesday by Dr. Laura

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  • Sukanya
    February 21, 2011 at 8:58 PM


  • Priyanka
    February 21, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    Yummy :}

  • Raji
    February 21, 2011 at 10:08 PM

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

  • tahemeem
    February 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM

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

  • chandrabali dutt
    chandrabali dutt
    February 22, 2011 at 1:04 AM


  • sukanya
    February 22, 2011 at 4:10 AM

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

  • Heather @girlichef
    Heather @girlichef
    February 22, 2011 at 4:55 AM

    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
    Beth Anne
    February 22, 2011 at 5:20 AM

    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
    February 22, 2011 at 5:36 AM

    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
    February 22, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    What a creative bruschetta. I love the pasta.

  • Tiffany
    February 22, 2011 at 7:26 AM

    What a great idea. You have an entire meal!

  • lauren
    February 22, 2011 at 7:28 AM

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

  • Vimitha
    February 22, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    A different and tasty topping

  • Miriam Barton
    Miriam Barton
    February 22, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    What a cute meal! [email protected]Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  • Cheryl and Adam @
    Cheryl and Adam @
    February 22, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    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!

  • Aroma y Cocina
    Aroma y Cocina
    February 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Good apetite! Nice and healthy!

  • Mary
    February 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

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

  • Priya
    February 22, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Bruschetta looks out of this world ..

  • yummychunklet
    February 22, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    What a great way to incorporate pasta! Great post!

  • Ann
    February 22, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    This looks so hearty and comforting. Delicious!

  • Laura
    February 22, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Looks like it would taste great anytime of day. 😉

  • torviewtoronto
    February 22, 2011 at 3:45 PM

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

  • Kate From Scratch
    Kate From Scratch
    February 22, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    that looks delicious. I must make some soon.

  • In Katrina's Kitchen
    In Katrina's Kitchen
    February 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM

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

  • Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    February 23, 2011 at 3:45 AM

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

  • Kate @
    Kate @
    February 23, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Love this – what a great dish for lunch!

  • Lisa
    February 23, 2011 at 11:08 AM

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

  • PinayInTexas
    February 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    This makes me drool! Looks so yummy!

  • Christina
    February 24, 2011 at 12:28 PM

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

  • Priya Mahadevan
    Priya Mahadevan
    February 24, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    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
    February 25, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    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.

  • Erin @ EKat's Kitchen
    Erin @ EKat's Kitchen
    March 4, 2011 at 12:01 AM

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