One-Pot Basil Tomato Pasta Recipe

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one-pot basil tomato pasta

Simple recipes packed full of flavor are always a hit in my household. Better yet, if the recipe can be made in 0ne-pot! This is a one-pot pasta recipe combining the magically flavors of basil and tomato. Dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes with minimal cleanup!

one pot pasta

The key to this one-pot recipe is layering the ingredients in a large pot or dutch oven. Pasta goes in first then the liquids and spice on top. The spinach is not added until after the pasta is al dente. Spinach cooks quickly so there is no need to add it in the beginning.

one pot tomato basil pasta

Shrimp can also be added to this pot for variation!

Easy Pasta with Basil Tomato Sauce Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • 12 ounces dry pasta (penne, fusilli, etc.)
  • 1 (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ medium-size yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅓ cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (6-oz.) package baby spinach
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven place the following ingredients in order: pasta, tomatoes, chicken broth, eater, onion, garlic, oregano, basil, salt and olive oil.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat (about 12 to 15 minutes). Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered, 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta is slightly al dente, stirring at 5-minute intervals.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in spinach. Cover and let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Stir just before serving. Serve with Parmesan cheese.
For a shrimp pot, add 1 lb. shelled and raw shrimp to the pot when you add the spinach.


Make sure you check out my other easy recipes in my recipe index!

This recipe was adapted from here.

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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