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.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, March 2019


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

339 calories; protein 11.4g; carbohydrates 55.3g; dietary fiber 7.9g; sugars 5.5g; fat 9.9g; saturated fat 1.4g; vitamin a iu 3343.5IU; vitamin c 47.1mg; folate 70.4mcg; calcium 87.3mg; iron 3.8mg; magnesium 100.3mg; potassium 308.2mg; sodium 465.2mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
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). Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I only added the 2 cups of broth. I left out the 2 cups of water and I'm glad that i did. Pasta came out a bit soupy even with just the 2 cups of broth. I would definitely make this again but maybe use 1.5 cups of broth. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I followed this recipe exactly and love that it was quick and easy for a weeknight dinner. I will reduce the water to 1 cup next time because it was too soupy. Had I simmered it longer to reduce the pasta would have been mushy. I ended up serving it with toasted garlic bread sticks that helped soak up the extra broth. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More