Made in under 30 minutes, this One Pot Tomato and Spinach Pasta can easily become your new weekday favourite dinner.
One-Pot Tomato and Spinach Pasta
Besides this one-pot tomato and spinach pasta being a winner in the delicious department, it is also super easy and quick to prepare.
Made in under 30 minutes and in just ONE POT makes it a winner in the ‘fast food’ department in my home too.
The great thing about this dish is that the pasta is not boiled separately.
Rather it is boiled and cooked with the sauce. This allows the pasta to absorb all the delicious flavour of the sauce and creates a creamy texture.
You know that most pasta needs to be served immediately after cooking. Well, this is actually the only pasta dish that I can make in advance and does not dry out.
Overview: How to make one-pot tomato and spinach pasta
In this recipe, I use a can of tomatoes and chopped or halved baby tomatoes. Baby tomatoes are one of my favorite to use in pasta dishes. I find them sweeter and less acidic compared to the larger tomatoes.
With the canned tomatoes and chopped baby tomatoes cooking for about 2 minutes, the milk and cream are added to create the sauce. Straight after goes in the uncooked pasta.
Cooked altogether the pasta absorbs all the delicious flavor of the tomatoes and sauce. 5 minutes into the cooking time I add in the chopped spinach.
A great substitution for spinach is kale or rainbow Swiss chard. The red, green, and yellow stems add beautiful color to this dish. So use whichever you prefer.
With the spinach added, It is cooked for about 5 more minutes and then removed from the heat.
The pasta will be cooked but still firm when you bite into it.
I leave it covered in the pot on the kitchen counter and as it absorbs the sauce it continues to soften. Just follow the instructions for the cooking time on the box and follow it in this recipe.
Although in this recipe you are not going to be boiling the pasta separately as most instructions on boxes suggest, so just use this as a guide on how long to cook it with the sauce.
Quick easy delicious and best of all One pot...what's not to love about this dinner right.?