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One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

Eva Amurri shares a one-pot tomato basil pasta recipe

Any busy parent knows that weeknight meals are all about an easy recipe that is healthy, delicious, and kid-approved! My weeks have been extra hectic recently, and One-Pot meals have been completely saving me on those nights when I can’t deal with one more thing. Today I thought I would share a fan favorite in my home: My One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta! 

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This is quite literally the easiest recipe ever. You basically dump everything into a dutch oven (or a stockpot with a tight lid) and light a fire under it. You can use any type of pasta you have on hand, just make sure to adjust the cooking times depending on whichever one you choose. I overcook this recipe a little bit when I’m making it for Mateo so that it’s extra soft for his baby gums!

And speaking of kiddos, spinach is a hidden ingredient in this recipe to get some greens into picky toddlers’ stomachs. Major is a bit finicky when it comes to greens, and this totally works on him! If you’re not making this for young kids, try adding a pinch of chili flakes for a little kick!

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Equipment…

 

Ingredients…

(Serves 4)

 

Step by step...

Step 1

Add Ingredients

In a large dutch oven or stockpot, add the pasta, tomatoes, chicken broth, sliced onion, sliced garlic, basil, seasonings, and olive oil, and cover with the lid. Bring to a boil (about 10-15 minutes) and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking with the lid still on until the pasta is al-dente (about 10-15 minutes, depending on the type of pasta used).

Step 2

Stir in Spinach

Once cooked through, remove the pot from heat and stir in your spinach, folding it gently into the pasta until well combined. Recover the pot with the lid and allow it sit for an additional 10 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the spinach has wilted.

Step 3

Serve

Stir and serve with some Parmigiano Reggiano and enjoy!

 

Eva Amurri shares a one-pot tomato basil pasta recipe

One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

This is quite literally the easiest recipe ever. You basically dump everything into a dutch oven (or a stockpot with a tight lid) and light a fire under it. Spinach is a hidden ingredient in this recipe to get some greens into picky toddlers’ stomachs!
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 973 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • In a large dutch oven or stockpot, add the pasta, tomatoes, chicken broth, sliced onion, sliced garlic, basil, seasonings, and olive oil, and cover with the lid. Bring to a boil (about 10-15 minutes) and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking with the lid still on until the pasta is al-dente (about 10-15 minutes, depending on type of pasta used). 
  • Once cooked through, remove the pot from heat and stir in your spinach, folding it gently into the pasta until well combined. Recover the pot with the lid and allow it sit for an additional 10 minutes. You'll know it's ready when the spinach has wilted.
  • Stir and serve with some Parmigiano Reggiano and enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 973 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6330mg275%
Potassium 6058mg173%
Carbohydrates 206g69%
Fiber 34g142%
Sugar 73g81%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 7523IU150%
Vitamin C 291mg353%
Calcium 990mg99%
Iron 31mg172%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Basil, One-Pot, Pasta, Tomato
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Photographs by Julia Dags | Happily Eva After, Inc. © 2021 All Rights Reserved

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  1. Amanda T. says:

    Eva, thank you! Busy moms need these easy, kids friendly recipes. This was perfect for tonight needng a meatless meal on Lent that I didn’t plan for. Everyone happily ate it! I didn’t have basil on hand so just use dried. And I think the salt might need to be a teaspoon not a tablespoon…

    Keep these up!!

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