One-pot Pasta (with artichokes, onions, and diced tomatoes)

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on Pinterest lately – gathering recipes to try out/tweak, and getting inspiration to create some new ones of my own. I keep seeing different versions of  this “One-pot Pasta.”  I’m not all that big of a fan of pasta dishes – for some reason pasta doesn’t leave me feeling full;  it actually makes me crave sweets afterwards. Weird, huh?  Anyways, I did want to make something with artichokes, so I figured I’d give it a go. Here’s my variation:

Ingredients:

  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 box (13.25oz) whole wheat Penne pasta
  • 1 can (15oz) quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 2 cans (10oz each) diced tomatoes with green chilies (use the liquid too)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable broth

 

One-pot Pasta

One-pot Pasta with onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, and artichoke hearts

Directions:

  1. Spray a large soup pot with PAM (or whatever non-stick cooking spray you use) and saute the onions and garlic over medium-high heat until translucent (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add all the other ingredients, cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer and let cook (covered) for about 10-15 minutes, stirring every so often.
  4. Remove cover and cook for about another 10 minutes, until about all of the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Serve!

 

One-pot Pasta, drizzled with Awesome Sauce

One-pot Pasta, drizzled with Awesome Sauce

My husband is an Italian pasta-snob and he LOVED this! He immediately went back for seconds before I even sat down to taste it! I have to say, it really was good! I also went back for more! I drizzled a little of my Awesome Sauce (recipe coming soon!) on it, but honestly, it was just as good without it!  The only thing I’ll do differently next time I make it (and I definitely will!), is add more veggies (mushrooms, olives, maybe spinach)!

I got 8 servings out of this, with the following nutritional information (per serving): 193.1 calories, .9g fat, 43.4g carbs (7g fiber, 3.3g sugar), 7g protein

Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “One-pot Pasta (with artichokes, onions, and diced tomatoes)

  1. Laura, I’m the same with pasta! I love it, but it tends to trigger overeating the same way bread does. I guess I’m really sensitive to the “white stuff.” I love artichokes, though, and this looks sooo yummy, am gonna give it a try. :)

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