One pot pasta with spinach and tomatoes makes a wonderful dinner. It’s quick and easy to rustle up. I love making this easy spinach pasta and, since it’s a one pot dish, clean-up afterwards is a breeze! You will love all the fresh ingredients for this baby spinach and cherry tomatoes dinner. It is so easy to make this pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes so it will be a go-to on busy nights. Read on for how to make this fresh green vegan pasta dinner!
You will need your biggest pot for making pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes since all the ingredients have to go in there. You can use any kind of pasta shapes you want, such as gemelli, penne, fusilli, shells, or anything else.
You also need fresh ingredients for this baby spinach and cherry tomatoes dinner. Choose the freshest cherry tomatoes, spinach, onion, and basil. This will ensure the best results. Black olives and vegetable broth finish the list of ingredients for this fresh greens vegan pasta dinner.
How to Make Super Easy Spinach Pasta
It’s easy to put this one pot pasta with spinach and tomatoes together, you’ll be pleased to know. First you need to warm the olive oil in a pot and then add the onion and garlic.
After about 5 minutes everything should be fragrant and softened. Next add the tomatoes, broth and pasta shapes. Add some salt and pepper. You might also want to add some red pepper flakes if you want a spicy kick.
Now all you need to do is cook the fresh greens vegan pasta dinner. Mine took 10 minutes until the pasta was al dente and the ingredients were all cooked through, but yours might take anywhere from 9 to 13 minutes depending on what kind of pasta you are using and other variables.
When yours reaches this stage you can add the spinach and black olives and give it another 5 minutes. When the spinach has wilted, it’s ready to serve. Serve garnished with fresh basil and enjoy.
Tips for Perfection for this One Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
There is one very important tip for this one pot pasta with spinach and tomatoes. You need a wooden spoon for this tip! Keep stirring – often! If you don’t then the pasta will stick together and to the bottom of the pan. Stir every couple of minutes to ensure everything is well combined.
Another tip for pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes is to ensure you use a big enough pot. Otherwise you might have issues mixing the ingredients together. You can always transfer the leftovers into separate containers rather than cramming a huge pot in the refrigerator.
Talking of leftovers, if you have any, they will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator. Another option is to freeze this baby spinach and cherry tomatoes dish in portions in Ziploc bags. Then you can thaw it overnight and warm it back up in a pan the following evening.
Why this Easy Spinach Pasta is So Good
If you are thinking about making one pot pasta with spinach and tomatoes, you absolutely should! It’s a wonderful dish. I love how simple it is to prepare and I adore the Italian flavours and ingredients in there. Clean-up simply involves one pot and a wooden spoon as well as your plate and silverware.
This is a winning dish. Pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes is so easy to make, even for total kitchen newbies. It’s also possible to vary the ingredients. Rather than baby spinach and cherry tomatoes, you could use kale and chopped regular tomatoes. Use whatever kind of pasta you want. Whole grain pasta would work. Green pasta which has added spinach is also good.
You can omit the black olives or switch them for green ones. If you aren’t worried about this being vegan, you could sub any other kind of broth for the veggie broth. Throw in any other veggies you want, such as mushrooms, zucchini or eggplant.
What to Serve with One Pot Pasta with Fresh Greens
This fresh greens vegan pasta dinner is a complete dish. That means you don’t have to make any sides. However, I find one pot pasta with spinach and tomatoes pairs well with garlic bread. If you want a dessert rather than sides, consider a fresh fruit cup with ice cream. You could continue the Italian theme with tiramisu or gelato.
I love to experiment with different versions of one pot pasta with spinach and tomatoes. Since any kind of pasta, broth and vegetables will go, you can use whatever is in the refrigerator. Feel free to experiment and have fun adding your own special touches to this yummy recipe.
You will love how easy this pasta with spinach and cherry tomatoes is to prepare. And of course you will love the flavour of the finished dish. It’s something that is definitely going on my regular meal rotation.
One Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe
One Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
- 1 Lb. pasta I used gemelli
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 3 garlic finely chopped
- 2 Cup cherry tomatoes
- 4 1/2 Cup vegetable broth
- 3 Cup baby spinach
- 1/2 Cup black olives
- 1/2 Cup basil chopped, fresh
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and onion and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add the pasta, tomatoes, and the broth. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until pasta is cooked through and liquid has reduced (about 10 to 12 minutes). Add more water if needed
- Once the pasta is cooked, add the spinach, black-olives, mix and reserve 5 minutes for the spinach to soften.
- Garnish with fresh basil and serve immediately.
- It is important to mix often during cooking to prevent the pasta from sticking.
- This dish can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
For an even quicker meal, try using Barilla Pronto Pasta or Ready Pasta. It comes in several varieties, including Spaghetti, Penne, Rotini, and Elbow. It is in a blue box like the regular Barilla pasta.
Let me know if you try to make this one pot pasta with spinach and tomatoes. This easy spinach pasta makes a quick less than 30 minutes meal using baby spinach and cherry tomatoes. This fresh greens vegan pasta dinner also makes great leftovers for lunch.