One Pot Vegetarian Spinach and Tomato Pasta

Do I have to say it again? I LOVE pasta! It truly is my comfort food and I love finding new ways to create any dish that includes noodles.

This night in particular, I had a few vegetables that were on the verge of going bad and I needed a way of cooking them soon. I just threw them in a pot, added noodles and sauce, and was amazed with how it turned out. I didn't even know what to call it until I realized it was literally just a one pot pasta.

One Pot Spinach and Tomato Pasta

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What I liked the most about this dish is how fast it was to cook. Seriously, little to no time.

And also, I hardly had to use a ton of different ingredients. The great part as well is this dish is so versatile. You can mix just about any vegetable you want into this that works for you. You could add onions, bell peppers, or squash. The options are endless.

I usually don't like tomatoes in creamy pastas. I tend to prefer the tomato taste in spaghetti or a ziti, but I didn't mind it at all here. The mushrooms gave it that "meat" like texture that I like to have in these dishes, and it definitely did just that.



Ingredients: 
-12 oz. Angel Hair noodles
-2 cups of Baby Spinach
-8 diced grape tomatoes (canned tomatoes will work too)
-1 8oz package of white mushrooms
-Onion Powder (I eyeballed this to my liking)
-Garlic Powder (I eyeballed this to my liking)
-1 lemon
-1/2 cup almond milk
-1/2 cup water
-1/2 cup mozarella cheese
-Pepper to taste

Directions: 
-Rinse and dice your veggies: tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms
-Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add in your noodles. Allow noodles to cook for about 5 minutes. We want them tender, but not cooked all the way. Drain your noodles, but leave about 1/2 cup of water in the pot
-Add in your veggies to the noodles. I began throwing in dashes of the onion and garlic powder. You can go as little or add as much as you like
-Squeeze 1 fresh lemon into the pot or you can use store bought lemon juice. Begin to stir evenly so that veggies and noodles are mixed
-Begin adding in the almond milk. Allow to simmer for another 5 minutes. Stir ocassionally. Sauce will begin to thicken.
-I didn't add any additional salt to this besides what was added to the boiled water. You can do so if you choose. I only added pepper to taste.
-Allow food to sit for an additional 5 minutes. You can sprinkle your cheese on top and voila!



10 comments

  1. It looks so creamy, the combination of tomatos and spinach sounds delicious

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  2. Such a delicious recipe and it looks so creamy, love that even vegetarians can enjoy it!

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    1. Oh yes! I think this will become a staple in my home.

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  3. That looks and sounds absolutely delicious. Plus it is vegetarian so I am tempted :D

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  4. I love one pot meals! This looks fantastic. Awesome that you used almond milk :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm suprised it turned out as well with the almond milk

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  5. Three of my fave veggies with my fave pasta! Love that it has lemon!

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    1. Those are my fave veggies too! I swear I add them to everything lol

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