Super Hero Pasta


If you are looking for a fun pasta to  take on a picnic you will have to try my tangy super hero pasta!


I have decided to name this super hero pasta in honor of my son. He is 2 years old and has been asking for a super hero outfit, so… I thought since this pasta is green and made from spinach the name is fitting. 🙂


8 Cups raw spinach

1 cup Italian dressing

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

5 slices of bacon (cooked & cut into small pieces)

1-2  boneless skinless chicken breasts ( fully cooked and sliced into small bite size pieces)

1 cup of cherry tomatoes

1 cup pearl mozzarella cheese

1 – 12 oz. box penne noodles cooked & cooled (cook according to al dente directions)


* Adding the chicken is option but makes it into more of a meal rather than a side. If I am making this as a side I leave the chicken out. =)


Using a food processor, add 4 cups of raw spinach, 1 cup of Italian dressing, & 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese. Process until a sauce is formed. Add the other 4 cups of raw spinach and process until blended into the sauce. If you have a food processor that is big enough you can just add everything at one time ( mine only holds 4 cups of raw spinach so I have to do it this way). In a large mixing bowl add cooked pasta. Next add 1/2 of the green spinach sauce to the noodles along with bacon slices, chicken pieces, cherry tomatoes & pearl mozzarella cheese. Cover and refrigerate both the pasta and the green spinach sauce. Pour the rest of the sauce over the pasta about 30 minutes before serving.



Green spinach sauce



  1. Oh does this look delicious, Emily! I have to agree, the name is perfect. I’m printing this page as I’m typing, I’ll be running to the store tomorrow to pick up some spinach. This is one of those recipes that I need to try sooner, rather than later! <3 Awesome post.

  2. Such a sweet title for this recipe. I bet the Italian dressing adds a delightful tang. It looks really good. Hope your elbow is healing rapidly. Can’t imagine with a two year old to keep up with ~

    • burlapkitchen says:

      yes my elbow has been a challenge! And even more of a challenge keeping up with my two year old but he is so sweet. Sometimes he will come over to me when I’m trying to get up and say “you need help Momma?” then he takes my hand and walks me to what ever room I need to go to. So it has been a challenge but I love watching him try to help, it makes me happy as a parent 🙂

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