Fresh Greens One Pot Pasta

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Barilla Pronto Fresh Greens One Pot Pasta

With school, work, volunteering and all the other things I have happening it is often difficult to find time to actually cook a meal to eat. Most of my friends and classmates have the same trouble.

Maybe it is because I am half Italian, but I use pasta as my easy cook go-to meal. ❤ It is totally my comfort food and I love that pasta can take so many forms and flavours.

Barilla Pronto Fresh Greens One Pot Pasta

This one pot pasta cooks in ten minutes, without having to boil or drain water. It uses the new Barilla Pronto Pasta.  I know it sounds crazy, but it really works.  🙂  Barilla is an Italian pasta company and I have been eating their pasta since I was young. Barilla was founded in Parma, Italy and that happens to be where my dad was born.

My recipe is vegetarian and does not have any protein, but if you want you could add some. Chicken would be a great addition.

Barilla Pronto Fresh Greens One Pot Pasta

This is a one pot pasta meal, which means not only is it going to be quick to make but it will also be quick to clean up. How perfect is that? This recipe takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish to cook, so there is no excuse to order take-out. This will be faster and so much better!

Look at all those vegetables! This is my kind of meal. ❤

Barilla Pronto Fresh Greens One Pot Pasta

For this one pot pasta, you first cook the vegetables and remove them from the pan and then cook the Barilla Pronto Penne Pasta in that same pan. No need to wash the pan in between!  Once the pasta is cooked, you can place it on your plate and then top with the cooked vegetables. However, if you are like my brother, you will probably just eat right out of the pan you cooked it in. That is okay, too, I guess.

Fresh Greens One Pot Pasta
  1. 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  2. 1 Cup green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  3. 1/4 Cup walnut pieces
  4. 3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  5. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  6. 1 Cup spinach
  7. 1/2 Cup kale
  8. 1 Box of Barilla Pronto Penne Pasta
  9. 1/4 Cup of Barilla Pesto Sauce
  10. Parmesan cheese
  1. In a medium sized pan, combine the cherry tomatoes, green beans, walnuts, olive oil and garlic. Cook over medium heat until soft.
  2. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. In same pan, cook Barilla Pronto Penne Pasta as per instructions.
  4. When pasta is cooked add Barilla Pesto Sauce, spinach and kale. Cook over medium heat until greens wilt.
  5. Place cooked pasta on a plate for serving and top with cooked tomato and bean mixture.
  6. Add Parmesan cheese to taste.
Barilla Pronto Fresh Greens One Pot Pasta

I found the Barilla Pronto Pasta at my local Walmart store. It comes in several varieties, including Spaghetti, Penne, Rotini, and Elbow. It is in a blue box like the regular Barilla pasta, but it has “Pronto” written on the box.  The Barilla Pesto Sauce is in a smaller jar and it was on the top shelf at my store, which is terribly hard to reach for short girls.  🙂 The struggle…

Barilla Pronto Fresh Greens One Pot Pasta

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How fantastic is that?!? Enjoy this recipe!

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  • Alli Smith

    Oh, my yum! I love the idea of a one pot pasta meal and yours looks so fresh and tasty! Makes me want to dive right in. I’m saving your recipe so I can try it ASAP. It looks amazing!

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    Yum!! Tomatoes make everything better. Looks like a great recipe and not having to mess up a ton of dishes… Sold!

    Sara Kate Styling

  • Argell Sednaoui

    Seriously I’m trying them right now, funny thing is that I have all the ingredients and I didn’t know what I would eat later. I bet this fates delicious.

    • It is scrumptious! If you like asparagus you can try that in it instead of beans, too.

  • Fatima Ali

    Wow wow. Its lunch time here and you have made me hungry. I wish I had some pasta in the fridge. Off to eating something now. Hehhe

    Fatima |

  • Oh wow! This looks amazing and such a fabulous time-saver! So much better than take out! (client)

  • linda spiker

    Yum and love that it’s made in one pot!

  • Christine

    This looks really good and I am going to pin it. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  • I already have this stuff in the fridge. Yesss, that’s dinner sorted

  • Kerry O’Byrne

    This looks amazing, it makes me feel summery – my Aunt makes similar pasta when we have bbq’s and its delicious!

  • I love pasta dishes like these! I’ll often make pasta with a pesto sauce, and add any bits of leftover veg sitting in the fridge. YUM!!

    • That is what I do, too! Whatever I have. Sometimes the oddest combinations are surprisingly tasty.

  • Amy Scott

    You cannot beat a one dish dinner. I don’t suck at cooking but I dislike doing it mostly. I’m more of a baker then a chef! Your fresh greens look SO good!

  • Pam W

    I love one pot pasta meals. The lack of clean up is great and they always have so much flavor.

  • Okay I don’t love to cook but this seriously looks SO good and easy! I have to make this asap (:

  • This pasta sounds so yummy! I love all the fresh greens in it. Pasta is one of my go-to quick and easy dinners as well, but I’ve never tried the Barilla pronto pasta… I’ll have to keep my eye out for it now. I also didn’t know that Barilla was started in Parma. I’m learning so much today! (P.S., I am totally guilty of eating food right out of the pan I cooked it in! I burst out laughing when you wrote that!)

    • Willow…there is nothing wrong with eating out of the pan. You will have the try this pasta.

  • Maggie Unzueta

    Looks delicious! And one pot? Love that!

  • Barilla is my go to brand for my pasta dished. love them! This recipe looks amazing!

  • I do like that one pot technique! And the vegetables look wonderful…

  • Beth Kunzler Neels

    I have never tried Barilla’s Pronto line! How convenient is that? Lovely dish you have here! So vibrant and colorful!

  • Looks yummy! I love veggies with my pasta!

  • Candy Kage

    I would have to leave the walnuts out because of my husband everything else looks delicious. Love pasta on weeknights fast and simple.

  • Rachel Akers

    Anything that is one pot is a great dinner. All those veggies look great, such a colorful dish.

  • Molly Hogan

    Looks SO yummy!



  • This looks like a super delicious pasta dish to try to make. Love that it is one pot too, saves on dishes 😉

  • Cheyenne Skyeforest

    This recipe looks very delicious. I love all the colorful vegetables! Barilla has been one of my top “go-to” pastas for years!

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    oh yum that looks amazing!! Hope you have a great day!



  • Girl, your photography is just stunning!!

    Xx Taylor

  • Leah Hall

    I love one pot dinners, makes life so much easier!

  • I’m pastaholic, so I can only say that this is delightfully!

  • I love pasta!! This sounds so good, I love that it’s just one pot I hate dishes!

  • I love that this dish can be made in one pot. That’s so convenient. I love having pasta with a lot of veggies, so this recipe sounds delish!

  • Allie Bigoness

    This is great! I love pasta and I’m looking for tons of recipes to try since my boyfriend and I are moving into our first place at the end of the month. This is definitely going on the list!

  • I had no idea that you were half Italian but that might explain why everytime you post a recipe I automatically pin it. Pasta is my comfort food too, I had pasta with sundried tomatoes, sea salt, pepper and Quorn southern fried chicken pieces. It was delicious.

    • Thanks, Ana! Yes, my dad moved to Canada from Italy. I wish I spoke it better but I can understand most everything. The sundried tomatoes and fried chicken sounds so amazing!

  • Rachel Kaly

    This looks so delicious! Fresh and perfect for summer. I LOVE pesto too. I don’t eat it nearly enough. 🙂

    • Rachel, thanks! I make pesto every year to freeze, but a jar sometimes makes it really handy for a quick unplanned meal.

  • That looks delicious in every sense of the word! Pasta is one of my all-time favorites. I’ll have to try this recipe sometime in the near future. – HilLesha

  • Yum! I love pastas like this. It seems super easy to make. I definitely think of pasta as a comfort food.

  • This looks so good! I love easy meals like this!

  • Jeanine @

    This looks so delicious. I bet the flavours are just to die for. Would love to make this for my family!

  • Eloise Maoudj-Riley

    well, I know what I’m making for dinner today! that looks fresh, light, healthy, and tasty! I cannot wait to try this recipe, thanks for the share!

  • Michelle Kneece Waller

    This looks very delicious and is colorful. I never thought about adding green beans to pasta.

    • Asparagus would also be good in this instead of the beans. Thanks, Michelle!

  • Rashmi & Chalukya

    Pasta is our favorite and easy go food too. With so many veggies your recipe looks very healthy and delicious. I would love to give it a try with Chicken.

  • I’m all about a one pot meal, especially in these here warmer months. Adding this to my list.

  • Brittany

    This really looks doable! I love anything that you can master in one pot!

  • Blog To Taste

    I love how quick and easy this is! I’m definitely going to have to pick some of this up! 🙂

  • Ashley

    YUM! This looks delicious and easy! Definitely going to have to make this soon!

    xo Ashley

  • Natalie @

    Yummm! My husband would LOVE this!

  • Brittany Crotty

    Yum this looks amazing!! Pasta is my absolute favorite and I am always looking for new recipes. Will have to try this one out xo Brittany

  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    I love one pot pasta meals! This recipes looks great!

  • It looks really tasty. I am now craving for a pasta like this that has a very rich taste.

  • The Cubicle Chick

    This looks yummy. One pot is always awesome because it’s like a one hit wonder. LOL! Get in and out the kitchen fast.

  • Carrie Chady Rundhaug

    OMG this looks amazing! Im always on the search for fabulous easy dinners! I love one pot pasta meals!

  • Once again a delicious recipe! Thank you! I’m a gluten free person but luckily have found pasta made of soya beans, so i’m back to pasta recipes. i;ve been looking for recipes containing green beans 🙂

  • Alison

    I love a good pasta recipe! I have never added green beans to my pasta though and so I am definitely inspired by that and will try it out!

  • adapperchick

    Yummy! It looks so delicious and it’s rather quick to prepare. I love the way you played out the ingredients. Your photos are stunning! If I may ask, what camera do you use?

    • Thanks! I have a Canon 70 D. I used a 24-70mm 2.8L lends for this. Good lighting is important.

  • This pasta looks divineeee!! <3

  • That looks so good! I want to make it with Zoodles!

  • This is a beautiful dish–all the colors are so appetizing. My family will love it!

  • Mariah

    This pasta dish looks amazing and something even my kids would devour!

  • Heather Gee Davis

    I love any one dish recipe and this looks like a really good one!

  • This looks delicious! I love that it only uses one pot!

    Jennifer Ashley

  • Yum! I LOVE pasta! And bonus for being healthy 🙂 Your grocery shopping pictures are adorable.

  • Bella, this looks delicious and oh so easy! I may give the recipe to my room mate who really enjoys making a mess in the kitchen then not clean up. It’d be great for our next Italian night!

  • ccmaine

    I always love reading your blog posts because the pictures are soo pretty & your recipes are delicious 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • One pot pasta is DEFINITELY one of my favorites, especially as a college student! Any recipe that requires less dishwashing is a GO for me! XO, Sarah | |

  • i love all your recipes honestly, another that will be bookmarked. I frikkinng love pasta ill try to do this recipe this week. x

  • sami moore

    Wow oh wow, this looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try and make this – it’ll be an easy make for my college budget!!

    Sami ||

  • This look so delicious! I’m a huge fan of all things Italian food!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  • Karla Pitzen

    Easy, delicious, healthy, and very little clean-up. What could be better?

  • This looks so yummy and easy to make. I love pesto.


  • Savannah Ward

    I LOVE one pot pasta! I found the best recipe on pinterest.

  • Kayleigh

    Such a bright colored pasta and sounds so yummy!

  • Yummy!! I love pasta and for real it is simple to cook

  • Pasta is my ALL TIME FAVORITE FOOD. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack – whatever. Definitely adding this recipe to this week’s meal planning!

  • This is awesome. One pot dishes are easy to make for people who are sooo busy like me. Thanks for sharing this recipe, my hubby loves pasta, he will definitely like thia.

  • Tamara Goyette

    This looks absolutely amazing. I am adding this to my meal plan for this month.

  • fabgrandma

    I’m a 63 year old grandma, and I love one pot meals. I would add some sweet Italian sausage to this. Although it does look good with no meat added.