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One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce

 
One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce
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One serving costs about $1.79

$1.79 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 50 minutes

Ready in 50 minutes

6 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:83%

Spoonacular Score: 83%

 

One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 6 servings with 409 calories, 22g of protein, and 12g of fat each. For $1.79 per serving, this recipe covers 28% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. If you have baby spinach, parmesan cheese, onion, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 86%. This score is amazing. Try Pasta With Spiced Tomato Basil Sauce, Homemade Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce, and Pasta Ruffles with Tomato-Basil Sauce for similar recipes.

No one wine will suit every pasta dish. Pasta in a tomato-based sauce will usually work well with a medium-bodied red, such as a montepulciano or chianti. Pasta with seafood or pesto will fare better with a light-bodied white, such as a pinot grigio. Cheese-heavy pasta can pair well with red or white - you might try a sangiovese wine for hard cheeses and a chardonnay for soft cheeses. We may be able to make a better recommendation if you ask again with a specific pasta dish.

Ingredients

Servings:
6 oz
6 oz baby spinach
baby spinach
0.33 cups
0.33 cups fresh basil leaves
fresh basil leaves
28 oz
28 oz diced canned tomatoes
diced canned tomatoes
2 cups
2 cups chicken broth
chicken broth
12 oz
12 oz fusilli pasta
fusilli pasta
4
4  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
2 tsps
2 tsps kosher salt
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1 tsp
1 tsp dried oregano
dried oregano
some
some parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.5 medium size
0.5 medium size yellow onion
yellow onion
6 oz baby spinach
6 oz
baby spinach
0.33 cups fresh basil leaves
0.33 cups
fresh basil leaves
28 oz diced canned tomatoes
28 oz
diced canned tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups
chicken broth
12 oz fusilli pasta
12 oz
fusilli pasta
4  garlic cloves
4
garlic cloves
2 tsps kosher salt
2 tsps
kosher salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp
dried oregano
some parmesan cheese
some
parmesan cheese
0.5 medium size yellow onion
0.5 medium size
yellow onion

Equipment

dutch oven
dutch oven
dutch oven
dutch oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on My Recipes

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.79
Ingredient
6 ounces baby spinach
⅓ cups fresh basil leaves
28 ounces diced canned tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
12 ounces fusilli pasta
4 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
some parmesan cheese
½ medium sizes yellow onion
Price
$2.00
$0.31
$1.70
$1.51
$0.73
$0.27
$0.01
$0.17
$0.10
$3.79
$0.12
$10.72

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

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Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

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Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
409 Calories
21g Protein
11g Total Fat
56g Carbs
43% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
409
20%

Fat
11g
18%

  Saturated Fat
5g
34%

Carbohydrates
56g
19%

  Sugar
8g
9%

Cholesterol
20mg
7%

Sodium
1743mg
76%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
21g
43%

Vitamin K
153µg
146%

Vitamin A
3255IU
65%

Selenium
44µg
63%

Manganese
1mg
57%

Calcium
458mg
46%

Phosphorus
388mg
39%

Vitamin C
27mg
33%

Copper
0.49mg
25%

Magnesium
96mg
24%

Potassium
792mg
23%

Folate
88µg
22%

Iron
3mg
21%

Fiber
5g
21%

Vitamin B6
0.41mg
20%

Vitamin E
2mg
18%

Vitamin B3
3mg
17%

Vitamin B2
0.27mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.19mg
13%

Vitamin B5
0.8mg
8%

Vitamin B12
0.39µg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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