Rye Pasta Delightfulness

rye pasta with tomato spinach artichoke onion olive

Gonna boast – when I took a bite of this, I almost died a little bit. That’s how good it was.

You may or may not agree. Still, if you like the ingredients, you’ll probably find the dish palatable. And (bonus), it’s good for yaz!

After my grain adventure, I had to find something to do with the rye pasta spirals.

I toyed with ideas about veggie versions of corned beef dishes and the like, but then remembered that we had a ton of artichokes and tomatoes that had to be used. Here’s the Haphazard Recipe:


  • Rye pasta spirals
  • Onion, chopped
  • Garlic
  • Greek seasoning
  • Babybel cheese – Original
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper
  • Annie’s Roasted Red Pepper dressing
  • Black olives, cut in half
  • Artichoke hearts, chopped
  • Grape tomatoes, chopped
  • Mushroom slices
  • Spinach
  • Balsamic vinegar


  1. Cook the pasta, adding the onions late enough just to soften them.
  2. After draining, add garlic, Greek seasoning and hunks of the cheese. Within a few minutes, the cheese will melt in the warm pasta.
  3. Add oil, pepper and dressing. Toss the pasta around to get the fats and flavors mixed in there.
  4. Throw in all veggies except the spinach. Give the pot a little heat to warm everything.
  5. Stir in the spinach and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
  6. Devour.

The rye pasta really doesn’t taste that different than whole wheat pasta. Still, it’s nice for something different and a little nutritional variance.


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