One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

2 Reviews
From:, March 2019

This one-pot pasta with tangy tomato-basil sauce is a simple, fast and easy weeknight dinner. All of your ingredients go into one pot, and with a bit of stirring and about 25 minutes of cook time, you'll have a healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 8 ounces whole-wheat rotini
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups low-sodium "no-chicken" broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 6 cups baby kale or baby spinach
  • ½ cup slivered basil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish


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  1. Combine pasta, water, broth, tomatoes, oil, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and crushed red pepper in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Uncover, reduce heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Stir in kale and cook, stirring often, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 5 to 7 minutes more. (If using spinach, add it after about 10 minutes, so it cooks in the remaining 2 to 3 minutes.) Stir in basil. Garnish with Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cups
  • Per serving: 339 calories; 10 g fat(1 g sat); 8 g fiber; 55 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 70 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,344 IU vitamin A; 47 mg vitamin C; 87 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 465 mg sodium; 308 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (78% daily value), Vitamin A (67% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1½ fat, 1½ vegetable

Reviews 2

April 21, 2019
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By: Dianna
This was great! Easy to make and my 11-year old loved it too. Mine was still a little soupy when the pasta was fully cooked. I’ll either try to find a thicker whole wheat noodle next time or reduce the liquid slightly. Even being a little soupy it was delicious and adding some cheese for garnish helped (vegan cheese for me and used veggie broth to keep it plant-based).
March 28, 2019
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By: Deb
This is a great, tasty, and easy recipe. I will definitely be making this again. I did do it a little differently though, instead of onion and garlic powder I used an onion and two cloves of garlic. I sauteed both of them, then added the rest of the ingredients.
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