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.
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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.
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!
Thanks, Alli! It is super easy to make.
Yum!! Tomatoes make everything better. Looks like a great recipe and not having to mess up a ton of dishes… Sold!
Sara Kate Styling
Yes! Nothing better than a quick clean up.
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.
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
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Lol! Thanks, Fatima!
Oh wow! This looks amazing and such a fabulous time-saver! So much better than take out! (client)
Thanks, Stephanie! 🙂
Yum and love that it’s made in one pot!
I know…more time to do things other than clean up!
This looks really good and I am going to pin it. I can’t wait to give it a try.
Thanks so much, Christine!
I already have this stuff in the fridge. Yesss, that’s dinner sorted
Awesome! Thanks, Caroline!
This looks amazing, it makes me feel summery – my Aunt makes similar pasta when we have bbq’s and its delicious!
It would be great at a BBQ. I think it would taste fantastic cold, too.
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.
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!
I know! Thanks so much, Amy!
I love one pot pasta meals. The lack of clean up is great and they always have so much flavor.
I totally agree! Thanks, Pam.
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.
Looks delicious! And one pot? Love that!
Yes! Totally. Thanks, Maggie!
Barilla is my go to brand for my pasta dished. love them! This recipe looks amazing!
Thanks, Derek! 🙂
I do like that one pot technique! And the vegetables look wonderful…
Thanks so much, Anne!
I have never tried Barilla’s Pronto line! How convenient is that? Lovely dish you have here! So vibrant and colorful!
Thanks, Beth! Vegetables have a way of adding so much colour to a meal.
Looks yummy! I love veggies with my pasta!
Me, too! Thanks, Allison!
I would have to leave the walnuts out because of my husband everything else looks delicious. Love pasta on weeknights fast and simple.
Yes, so easy and most everyone likes. Thanks, Candy!
Anything that is one pot is a great dinner. All those veggies look great, such a colorful dish.
Looks SO yummy!
Thanks so much, Molly!
This looks like a super delicious pasta dish to try to make. Love that it is one pot too, saves on dishes 😉
Yes! Thanks, Brandy!
This recipe looks very delicious. I love all the colorful vegetables! Barilla has been one of my top “go-to” pastas for years!
oh yum that looks amazing!! Hope you have a great day!
You, too, Jenessa! 🙂
Girl, your photography is just stunning!!
Thanks so much!
I love one pot dinners, makes life so much easier!
Yes, such a lifesaver! Thanks, Leah!
I love pasta!! This sounds so good, I love that it’s just one pot I hate dishes!
I don’t enjoy clean up much either. Thanks Jenny!
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!
Thanks so much, Jenn!
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!
How exciting! This would make a perfect meal with some chicken with it.
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!
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.
Yum! I love pastas like this. It seems super easy to make. I definitely think of pasta as a comfort food.
Yes, it is my comfort food, too! Thanks, Liz!
This looks so good! I love easy meals like this!
Thanks so much, Cassandra!
This looks so delicious. I bet the flavours are just to die for. Would love to make this for my family!
Almost everyone loves pasta! Thanks, Jeanine!
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!
Thank you, Eloise!
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!
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.
Thanks so much! Chicken or maybe even prawns. 🙂
You can make this! So easy!
LOL. I have never heard pastaholic before. I think I am one too!
Thanks so much! : )
This really looks doable! I love anything that you can master in one pot!
Me too! My kind of quick meal.
I love how quick and easy this is! I’m definitely going to have to pick some of this up! 🙂
Yes, you need to try it. So easy to use.
YUM! This looks delicious and easy! Definitely going to have to make this soon!
Thanks, Ashley! 🙂
Yummm! My husband would LOVE this!
I love one pot pasta meals! This recipes looks great!
Me, too! So easy. Thanks, Emily!
It looks really tasty. I am now craving for a pasta like this that has a very rich taste.
This looks yummy. One pot is always awesome because it’s like a one hit wonder. LOL! Get in and out the kitchen fast.
Yes! More time for other things. Thanks!
OMG this looks amazing! Im always on the search for fabulous easy dinners! I love one pot pasta meals!
Thanks so much, Carrie!
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 🙂
I have never tried GF pasta. I am curious to try ti.
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!
Thanks, Alison! Asparagus is good too.
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!
Yes!! Zoodles would be delish!
This is a beautiful dish–all the colors are so appetizing. My family will love it!
This pasta dish looks amazing and something even my kids would devour!
Yes, everyone loves pasta
I love any one dish recipe and this looks like a really good one!
Thank you, Heather!
This looks delicious! I love that it only uses one pot!
Thanks so much, Jennifer!
Yum! I LOVE pasta! And bonus for being healthy 🙂 Your grocery shopping pictures are adorable.
Thanks so much! 🙂
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!
Lol! Your room mate sounds like me!
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 | http://www.thebellainsider.com/ | http://www.instagram.com/sarah_thebella
Yes! More time to study, lol!
i love all your recipes honestly, another that will be bookmarked. I frikkinng love pasta ill try to do this recipe this week. x
Thanks, Anna! 🙂
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!!
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Yes, easy on the budget and great for using leftover veggies.
This look so delicious! I’m a huge fan of all things Italian food!
Nicole // Chronicling Home
Me, too! Thanks!
Easy, delicious, healthy, and very little clean-up. What could be better?
I know, right!?! 🙂
Such a bright colored pasta and sounds so yummy!
Thanks so much, Kayleigh!
This looks so good!
Thanks, hon! 🙂
Yummy!! I love pasta and for real it is simple to cook http://giiybu.blogspot.com
Yes, anyone can make this.
Me, too! I love pesto on grilled cheese!
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.
This looks absolutely amazing. I am adding this to my meal plan for this month.
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.
This looks really good and I can’t wait to give it a try.
This looks absolutely amazing. I am adding this to my meal plan.
This looks so yummy and easy to make.
This looks delicious!
Yum!!! You always have the yummiest recipes!!! My taste buds love you but my hips are expanding!!! 🙂
It looks really healthy and tasty. I will try at home this weekend. Thanks for sharing with us.
I’ve never had a dish like this before. It looks really good!
Wow!! Those look absolutely delish!!
I’ve never had a dish like this before. It looks really good! Beautiful recipe and amazing captures! Nice post.
It looks really healthy and tasty. I will try at home this weekend. Thanks for sharing with us.
It doesn’t get much easier to prepare than this. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.