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One-Pot Pasta with Greens

One-Pot Pasta with Greens

Do you like the idea of cooking dinner in a single pot? We do too. So, we came up with this one pot pasta dish that will save you a ton of time in the kitchen and everyone at the table will be incredibly pleased. 

I love being in the kitchen and I could cook for hours. But when it comes to cleaning, well, that's a very different story. So whenever I hear the term "one-pot" my heart skips a beat. 

Having a full meal in one single pot makes life so much easier in different ways. We appreciate the little cleaning involved, but there are other things too. 

When you are able to cook a whole recipe in one dish, it usually means that the cooking process is fairly simple. This one pot pasta is here to prove that true. 

The recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes and all you have to do is sauté the vegetables, throw the pasta in the pot and allow it to cook. 

Pretty simple, right?

One Pot Pasta with Greens ingredients

It really is that easy and the result is amazing. This one pot pasta is super flavourful and incredibly heartwarming, which makes it the perfect dinner option for any weeknight. Especially, on those evenings when you need a delicious meal but you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen. 

You do have to keep an eye on your pasta, though. This is not the kind of meal you want to leave on the stove and let it do its thing. We need to make sure we have enough liquid for the pasta to cook so make sure it's completely submerged in broth. The veggies can stick out, they'll cook just fine. 

The key to an evenly cooked pasta is to give it a stir every now and then. Otherwise, you will end up with the stuff on the bottom overcooked which will become a nasty blob of pasta. And the stuff on the top won't fully cook. Stirring it a couple of times will take care of this issue.  

One Pot Pasta with Greens in a pot

If you are not sure how long you need to leave the pasta on the stove I always recommend checking the package. It's always an estimate but it will give you a good time frame. When you are getting close to that time just try a piece and turn off the stove when you are happy with how the texture. 

Also, trying the pasta at this stage will let you know if you need to adjust the taste. It is better if it's done while everything is simmering. This will allow all the flavours to really come out and infuse the pasta.

I used to make the veggies in one pan, then cook the pasta in another pot, and then mix it all together. It came out good but it was double, triple the work. Making it into a one pot pasta dish certainly made it way more efficient. 

Serve your pasta in a bowl, sprinkle a bit of vegan cheese on top and enjoy this delicious dinner! 

One Pot Pasta with Greens single

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Gluten, Tomatoes


For the pasta

  • 2 cups crushed tomato
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp italian herb mix
  • 6 oz kale (washed and chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 2 tbsps nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsps olive oil
  • 2 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 8 oz pasta
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 6 oz spinach (washed and roughly chopped)
  • 1½ cups vegetable broth

For the topping

  • ¼ cup grated vegan cheese


  1. For the sauce heat up the oil in a saucepan and sauté onion and garlic until fragrant for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add the greens and the liquids and stir for about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta and stir until soft for about the same time as mentioned on the package for cooking.
  4. Adjust taste before serving and sprinkle with vegan cheese, enjoy!



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