I will make this again, using less salt. I couldn't find the types of pasta used in the recipe, so I used rotini and added shrimp. Next time I will use more liquid as I used more pasta than called for. Very good flavor. I really need to know the nutrition information, though.
I made this tonight - I was able to find casarecce and it was amazing.
I thought it had great flavor! I used the entire package of noodles which was 16oz...so increased the broth to approx. 3.5-4 cups. I only added 3/4 tsp of salt and I also added in chicken and shrimp.
This recipe was easy to make. I will make again, but I will make one change. This one is my fault because I know the seasoning is always off in most of these recipes especially the salt. The recipe calls for two teaspoons of salt which I dutifully put in. I would recommend that you only use 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and it will still be too salty. The next time I make this I will use only one teaspoon of salt.
12 ounces of pasta is more than 1.5 cups. If you're unsure, measure on a kitchen scale for the desired results/
This was great. Used it as a side with smoked chicken. I added crushed red pepper and extra broth since the timing was off on the dishes.
Great flavor and so easy! I used reduced sodium broth (2 full 14oz cans) and I also used fresh oregano. I didn't measure my fresh basil because there is no such thing as too much in our home so we still tasted it. I did add a can of chicken with the spinach which appeased my carnivores. My issue was finding casarecce pasta so I used a 16oz box of rigatoni instead and it was perfect.
I weighed 12 ounces of pasta.
I read through the reviews and everything seemed to indicate that this would be really good, but it turned out nasty. Idk what kind of food you're used to eating, but this was horrible. The pasta was chewy and gooey and not appetizing at all. None of the spices stood out.
I 4-starred because it honestly could use a tad more liquid but I reduced the amt of spinach instead. I was light on the salt because I know how salty spinach naturally is. I thought it was delish. A real keeper. Thank you!
The flavors were ok, but the pasta was too mushy and there was too much salt for our liking. Will not be making this again.
I had high hopes for this dish, but it turned out just OK. It did not have much flavor at all. We could not taste any garlic, even though I put in 4 big cloves. Boiling the garlic slices took all the flavor out of them. There was not enough oregano or basil flavor. I even put the basil in at the end with the spinach. I don't think this dish is any easier than boiling pasta in one pot, and making a quick tomato sauce in another, besides one less pot to wash. Will not make again.
Love this! So much flavor. Can even substitute vegetable broth for vegetarians and still tastes great. Just keep and eye on noodles as this time frame will allow for them to easily over cook. Mine did and I even took the dish off the oven early. So tasty though.. will cook again and again. Makes a lot of food and the leftovers are delish!
Ridiculously easy and actually quite tasty.
I followed the recipe as written, and this dish was fantastic! It received a thumbs-up from everyone at the table. It is a great "Meatless Monday" meal, and I would prepare it for company, as well. It is full of flavor, simple to prepare, and offers the option of adding meat, if desired.
I was very impressed with how easy it was to whip up a delicious and nice looking meal. Definitely make this again.
So good! So easy to make and very simple. I really enjoyed this recipe.
Browned some Italian sausage 1st and then added everything else to it. Also used whole wheat spaghetti instead and it was excellent!
This was AWESOME!!! Super easy and absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I will definitely make it again. The only thing I will change next time is the amount of salt-it was a little too salty for my taste.
We really enjoyed this dish. Fast and yummy. It needed a tad more liquid. I used shrimp and it cooked perfectly. I will make this again.
Made this exactly as written - except that it was obvious that I needed more liquid. I probably used 32 oz (a box) of chicken broth. Agree with others to add basil with the spinach. I will add shrimp or chicken next time to please the men in my life. Even with those comments, my main thought is - wow, this truly is one pot. I chopped the onion and garlic on a previous prep day, so oh my gravy this was easy.
This was absolutely amazing! Used dried basil and it turned out nice.
Wonderfully delicious. Like other posters, I added the basil with the spinach at the end. I thought it was pretty salty, so I would reduce the salt next time. I had a question about the 12 oz pasta - was that 1.5 cups in a liquid measuring cup, or was it supposed to be 2/3 of a 16-oz box of pasta? I did the 1.5 cups in a measuring cup, and it was delightfully liquidy at the end, but I wasn't sure that was the desired outcome. What did the rest of you do?
This was so tasty, and so easy! My husband loved it. Its just the two of us, so we had leftovers for a while, and this dish reheats well.
This was very easy to make and was absolutely delicious. My husband loved it. It's a great dish for company and it makes the whole house smell good! I topped mine with shredded mozzarella once it was on the plate. Yummy!
Haven't made it but I'd love to know where the pot is from?
Excellent recipe, delicious, minimum preparation and easy clean up. Great dish for "Meatless Monday" meal. Will definitely be making this again!
This is a great dish. Pasta came out perfectly. Cooking time was fine as well. The only thing I did differently was adding the basil at the same time I added the spinach. I will definitely be making this dish again.
I think this was a really comforting, tasty, easy meal. My husband prefers meat in our main meals so I added a pound of ground spicy Italian sausage and it was delicious. I would definitely make this recipe again and again.
Delicious, hearty, fast, and easy clean up. I cut the total recipe ingredients in half, then added additional 1/4 cup chicken broth because I thought it needed more liquid. The initial cooking time was a little less, I presume due to the smaller amount. I used 1 T dried basil instead of the fresh leaves.
Things I loved about this recipe: it's a true one pot, it's very easy and inexpensive, and full of garlic and spinach. Things I disliked: my cooking time was the same as the recipe did require more liquid, I used more chicken stock. It lacked oomph in flavor. The basil should be added with the spinach not in the beginning of cooking as written- my basil was dull in flavor and color. I'll make this again but add basil with the spinach and other tweaks like add some wine or another flavor booster- capers, seafood, artichokes, etc. the magazine offers the twist if adding shrimp, which would be good.
It was very tasty. Needs a little more cook time.