One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

This pasta dinner is a game changer: You use just enough liquid to cook the pasta--no colander needed. Recipe adapted from our sister publication Southern Living. Cost for 4: $8.43

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups pasta mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Total time: 29 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on:: 29 Minutes
Total: 29 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 333
Fat 7.1 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 9 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 5 mg
Sodium 538 mg
Calcium 197 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
8 ounces whole-grain spaghetti or linguine (such as Barilla)
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounce fresh spinach
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)

Preparation

1. Heat a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat.

2. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until onion starts to brown.

3. Add tomatoes, stock, oregano, and pasta, in that order. Bring to a boil.

4. Stir to submerge noodles in liquid.

5. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 7 minutes or until pasta is almost done.

6. Uncover; stir in salt.

7. Add spinach in batches, stirring until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

8. Sprinkle with cheese.

Riff: Use fresh grape tomatoes instead, and add fresh herbs.

Riff: Swap out spaghetti for any short pasta shape, such as elbow macaroni, rotini, or shells.

Riff: Try adding chopped skinless, boneless chicken thighs, ground beef, or ground turkey for a heartier dish.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Also featured in: All You, April 2015;