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One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

  • 25 m
  • 25 m
Carolyn Casner
“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

    • 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

Directions

  • 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.
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