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Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes Recipe, Only 331 Calories Per Serving!

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Here’s a great pasta recipe, found by a reader at http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/one-pot-pasta-spinach-tomatoes

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)

How to Make It:

  • Step 1
  • Heat a Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat.
  • Step 2
  • Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until onion starts to brown.
  • Step 3
  • Add tomatoes, stock, oregano, and pasta, in that order. Bring to a boil.
  • Step 4
  • Stir to submerge noodles in liquid.
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  • Step 5
  • Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 7 minutes or until pasta is almost done.
  • Step 6
  • Uncover; stir in salt.
  • Step 7
  • Add spinach in batches, stirring until spinach wilts. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  • Step 8
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Step 9
  • Riff: Use fresh grape tomatoes instead, and add fresh herbs.
  • Step 10
  • Riff: Swap out spaghetti for any short pasta shape, such as elbow macaroni, rotini, or shells.
  • Step 11
  • Riff: Try adding chopped skinless, boneless chicken thighs, ground beef, or ground turkey for a heartier dish.

Makes 4 servings, 331 calories per serving.