Easy Tomato Spinach Pasta (25 Min, Vegetarian)

Easy Tomato Spinach Pasta. Ready in just 25 minutes and super delicious. It contains high amounts of vitamins C and B6, iron and manganese. | hurrythefoodup.com

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Health Benefits – Tomato Spinach Pasta

This one pretty much writes itself – just check out that nutrition card! It contains more than a day’s vitamin A GDA, and ridiculously high amounts of vitamins C and B6, iron and manganese.

Put all that together and what do you have?

All the essentials to stimulate white blood cell growth (A), neutralise free radicals and improve skin and bone conditions (C), control blood sugar levels (M) and lower heart disease (B). That’s one hell of a meal.

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Easy Tomato Spinach Pasta

A simple but delicious dish that requires bugger all washing up! It's also an easy way to get all that healthy spinach into your system. Vegetarian and ready in 25 mins.
Course Mains
Cuisine Vegetarian
Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 581kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • While the water is heating, dice the onion, grate or chop the garlic, and chop the tomatoes (if not using a can).
  • Add the pasta when the water is boiling (add salt and a small amount of oil for taste).
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, add the onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes. Note: if you use fresh tomatoes, the sauce will get a little runny. Only if you let it stand for a day will you get this creamy texture we're looking for.
  • Add the spinach.
  • Add the oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the tomato paste and the greek yogurt. Stir until both are dissolved into the sauce.
  • Now add the hard cheese.
  • Drain and add the pasta. Lower the heat to a simmer.
  • Stir occasionally for 1 minute. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  • Dinner is ready!

Notes

Remember - always taste test! If it's bland or boring...add more salt, pepper, basil...try it and see 🙂
Inspired by Budget Bytes - Thanks Beth!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Tomato Spinach Pasta
Amount Per Serving (510 g)
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4.2g26%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 848mg37%
Potassium 1372mg39%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 6.2g26%
Sugar 10.3g11%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 9300IU186%
Vitamin C 80.9mg98%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 10.6mg59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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34 comments

  1. Pasta is my comfort food par excellence. I wouldn’t be able to pour one tablespoon of olive oil only, I ready need to control myself when it comes to oil! I like the idea of adding Greek yogurt, I only recently add it to my tomato sauce and I was really pleased of the final result. Yum!

    • You are completely right, just 1 tbsp of olive oil is definitely calculated too tight! Actually using more of it shouldn’t do you any harm at all. I heard that some women in the mediterranean areas actually drink 2 or 3 tablespoons of pure olive oil per day for their health. Not sure how true the story is though 😉
      I played around with it a lot in order to find a healthier option than cream cheese that still tastes good. Greek yogurt is my favorite “substitute” so far:-)

  2. This is probably the best looking pasta I have seen.. words cannot describe how badly I am craving a bowl to devour right now. Love how simply and quick the recipe is to, definitely will be recreating it!

  3. Wow this pasta looks delicious! Love the addition of spinach in there, I bet kale would be great as well.

  4. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight and it was DEEEEE-Lish! 🙂 Super easy and fast and good for you. This will become a classic for me Im sure, thank you very much 🙂

  5. I added olives, simply because I love olives! 🙂 Great recipe… A delicious and simple weekday meal. Thanks!!

  6. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe – so tasty and quick. I love pasta beyond all measure, and this one is going to be staple from now on. I didn’t have dried basil, so I added a cube of frozen pesto instead. By George, I think it worked!

  7. Anders Svenson

    Tomato pasta is one of my favorite; I love tomato pasta of my mom’s hand. She is very expert in cooking. I will tell her to cook this recipe for me.

  8. Why do the ingredients say 3 tbsp of olive oil but the actual instructions say 1 tbsp? Which is it? I’m in the process of making it now 🙂

    • Hi there, Katie! Deffo the three tbsp! Will update it right now. Thanks for catching the mistake.
      Had the recipe yesterday as well. Excellent way to get some spinach in 😀
      Also, if you like the dish now, then you’ll like the leftovers tomorrow even more!

  9. 5 stars
    Wowwww this was quick yet amazinggggg! Thanks so much !!

  10. Elizabeth Ratliff

    Super excited to cook this tonight and eat as I sit down to watch Game Of Thrones! Excellent recipe, hope it’s as good as it looks!

    • Niceee GoT is awesome 😀
      I’m fan of the Hound, my favorite anti hero at the moment.
      Woahh, I’m as excited as you are now, I hope you like the dish!! *fingerscrossed*

  11. 5 stars
    Good damn, never made pasta in my life before. Made it, ate it to my hearts content.

  12. 3 stars
    This recipe is great. I was scrambling for what to make for dinner and I didn’t have all the ingredients, but it still turned out well. I had to skip the onions, use cream cheese instead of greek yogurt, and cherry tomatoes instead of a can of tomatoes.

    It turned out well, however, the instructions could have been written better to help the cooking process:
    1. While the water is heating, dice the onion, prepare the garlic (as desired), and chop the tomatoes (if not using a can).
    2. Add the pasta when the water is boiling (and salt to taste & a small amount of oil).
    3. Once the ingredients are prepared, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    4. Add the onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes or until translucent. Stirring occasionally.
    5. Add the tomatoes.
    6. Add the fresh spinach. (It cooks better if you put it in before the sauce).
    7. Add the oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
    8. Add the tomato paste and the greek yogurt. Stir until both are dissolved into the sauce.
    11. Now add the parmesan.
    12. Drain the pasta.
    13. Lower the heat of the skillet to a simmer and add the pasta.
    14. Stir occasionally for 1 minute. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
    15. Dinner is ready!

    • Fair shout V! I just gave our recipe a complete re-haul, also including most of your suggestions. Check it out 😉
      Thanks for the props as well!

  13. 5 stars
    I just found your blog while looking for a quick dinner that works with the random recipes left in my fridge on the night before I shop. 😉 Not only do I love the name (haha!!) but I love this recipe! I’m subbing canned coconut milk for the yogurt/cream cheese bc we have it in the house at all times. Thanks for the recipe! xo

  14. 5 stars
    Excellent pasta dish! Used labneh instead of greek yogurt and it turned out delicious. I also used fresh tomatoes and it was perfect.

  15. Hi how much coconut milk did you use?

    • Hi there, I don’t think we used any coconut milk at all in this recipe, but about 3-4 tbsp of Greek yogurt. If you want to I’m sure you could replace the yogurt with the milk – and use probably 7-8 tbsp instead. I hope that helps!

  16. 5 stars
    I was wanting to make something for dinner tonight using ingredients I already had on hand. I googled “recipes using tomatoes and spinach” and yours came up. I had about 6 oz. of raw chicken in the freezer that I diced and added to the veggies. I only used about a teaspoon of oil to cook it all out. Also, I added a little chopped bell pepper and shallot to the veggies. The sauce was a little thick so I added the remains (about a cup) of a jar of salsa I had in the fridge, and it all came together wonderfully! Hubby raved.
    Awesome, versatile recipe. Thank you so much!!

  17. 5 stars
    I LOVE this pasta but the rest of my family is very picky and traditional and I can’t eat all of it alone. So I’m wondering does it keep well in the fridge till tomorrow. My mother was always shouting about not reheating spinach….?

    • Hey Suki! How are you? Haha well, I’ve heard exactly the same about reheating spinach and I have looked into it a couple of times. This is the best site I found on it so far: https://foodsguy.com/reheating-spinach/. I personally have reheated spinach and nothing happened to me – see what you think after reading the points here. I’m glad you liked the recipe so much!

      • I’m just fine (having more time these days for cooking and exercising than ever- so when this quarantine ends no one will recognise me :-P) How are you? …thank you for the article it was very informative and looks sound to me so I say hello to slowly reheating spinach and finally stop kicking it out of the meals because I supposedly cannot store them if the green guys in it. 🙂
        Btw, reading you’re alive and well after trying also helps :)))

        • Hahahaha yes, so far so good re reheated spinach :D. I’m glad you’re doing well too – exercise and cooking sounds great! The same here really, only that I can’t travel to the studio kitchen in Berlin right now for the photography and videos with Hauke. But we’re working on recipe development and keeping busy with that, so in a few weeks (or whenever things or more normal) we should have a new big supply of recipes coming through! Stay healthy, Suki 🙂

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