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How to Make One-Pot Pasta with Tomatoes and Spinach

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Not only is this one-pot pasta easy to clean up but it also is wonderful tasting. With the fresh taste of spinach and tomatoes, this one-pot pasta will satisfy any hunger while fitting your calorie budgets at the same time.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
8 ounces whole-grain spaghetti or linguine (such as Barilla)
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounce fresh spinach
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/4 cup)

Preparation
1. Heat a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat.

2. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until onion starts to brown.

3. Add tomatoes, stock, oregano, and pasta, in that order. Bring to a boil.

4. Stir to submerge noodles in liquid.

5. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 7 minutes or until pasta is almost done.

6. Uncover; stir in salt.

7. Add spinach in batches, stirring until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

8. Sprinkle with cheese.

Changes you can make: Use fresh grape tomatoes instead, and add fresh herbs. Swap out spaghetti for any short pasta shape, such as elbow macaroni, rotini, or shells.Try adding chopped skinless, boneless chicken thighs, ground beef, or ground turkey for a heartier dish.

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