This pasta dinner is a game changer: You use just enough liquid to cook the pasta—no colander needed. Cost for 4: $8.43 Total Time: 29 minutes 1. Heat Heat a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes Download this recipe's how-to PDF.
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Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until onion starts to brown.
Add tomatoes, stock, oregano, and pasta, in that order. Bring to a boil. RIFF: Use fresh grape tomatoes instead, and add fresh herbs.
Stir to submerge noodles in liquid.
RIFF: Swap out spaghetti for any short pasta shape, such as elbow macaroni, rotini, or shells.
Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 7 minutes until pasta is almost done.
Uncover, stir in salt.
Add spinach in batches, stirring until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese.
RIFF: Try adding chopped skinless, boneless chicken thighs, ground beef, or ground turkey for a heartier dish.