One Pot Spinach Pea Pasta: A quick and easy dinner you can make in just one pot and with minimal prep. It’s extra creamy and full of healthy vegetables!
Hello there, quick and easy one pot pea pasta. I love you. Because you are so simple to make. In no time. With a baby on my arm. (Well, almost anyways. Maybe not the pasta draining part.)
And because you leave me with just one pot after eating. Bonus: There’s green vegetables in you so I don’t have to feel guilty about eating cookies and peach pie for the rest of the day because convenient.
And whenever I feel like bulking you up a little bit, you appear in the form of this 30 Minute Lighter Stovetop Turkey Tetrazzini. One pot pasta, I’m keeping you forever.
Speaking about keeping. Thank you so much for your housekeeping tips guys, keep ’em coming! I haven’t yet decided if I like to do a little bit every day or if I prefer one cleaning day per week. But I have the feeling it might be better to do a little bit every day.
And since my girl prefers not to sleep much during the day I have to make the most of her little naps. I’m just glad we’re approaching winter and I don’t have to look much after our huge porch yet, leave that challenge for next summer.
But I’m hoping everything will be a bit more relaxed by then, maybe a longer nap than 5 minutes? Pretty please?
This is another live-posting event by the way. That’s how I roll right now. I cook lunch, set up my photoshoot, take pictures and then immediately proceed to stick my memory card into the computer and edit/write/post away.
All the while my baby girl is screaming her head off on daddy’s arm. She’s not in a very good mood today, probably because she’s seeing a lot of green vegetables in her future. Boo mommy, not fun at all!
She already had a very hard time sleeping last night but you know what? Every time I’m on the verge of having a major breakdown she stops and just smiles at me. And my heart melts away. Without fail, every single time.
But still, my little trouble maker will have to learn how to deal with lots of green veggies on her plate. Because I will need to play some major catch-up on that part once I can actually manage to prepare three proper meals again. Some day.
And until then? I will happily live off this one pot pasta.
- 12 ounces (340g) small pasta shapes, such as Orecchiette
- ⅓ - ½ cup (80-120ml) heavy cream
- 10 ounces (280g) spinach, thawed from frozen
- ½ cup (75g) peas, thawed from frozen
- 1 cup (100g) grated parmesan cheese
- Salt, pepper and ground nutmeg, to taste
- Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Put the pot back over medium-high heat and add the cream and spinach. Bring to a boil, take off the heat and stir in the peas and cheese. Season to taste before tossing with the pasta.