When I made this recipe I made the pasta separately. I started with about 2 tsp. olive oil and a tbsp of minced garlic. Then I put 2 cans diced tomatoes in the pan, and put in spinach, half a bag at a time. Finally, when pasta was done, spooned tomato-spinach mixture over it to serve. The family liked it, but felt it could use some additional seasoning, such as italian or sweet basil. We will definately do this one again.