4.60 from 10 votes

Creamy Tomato & Spinach One Pot Pasta

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A cheesy, creamy, one-pot delight loaded with nutrients and tasty ingredients.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
£1.21
Makes: 5
mains
British
Freezable

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About

This recipe is part of a series that I made in collaboration with The Times Money Mentor. Head over to their page to see the full recipe and article where I explain how I make 15 meals for £20. 

Disclosure: This post is related to a paid collaboration on Instagram. 

Creamy Tomato and Spinach One Pot Pasta

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4.60 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
£1.21
mains
British
Freezable
Servings: 5
A cheesy, creamy, one-pot delight loaded with nutrients and tasty ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 100 g shallots, finely diced (£0.90/2)=(£0.45)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced (£0.39/2)=(£0.20)
  • 8 tbsp tomato puree (£0.60/2)=(£0.30)
  • 500 g fusilli (£0.95)
  • Handful of fresh basil (£0.55)
  • 150 frozen spinach (£1.50/2)=(£0.75)
  • 300 g peas (£1.25/2)=(£0.63)
  • 3 tbsp sour cream (£1.20/2)=(£0.60)
  • 80 g hard cheese/parmesan, finely grated (£1.60)

Cupboard Essentials

  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes optional
  • 1.2 litre chicken or vegetables stock

Method

  • To a large/deep non-stick frying pan, add the shallots and season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Fry on a medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the tomato puree and garlic. Continue to fry for 6 minutes until darkened.
  • Add the fusilli, half of the fresh basil and stock, stirring to combine. Cover with a lid, timer set to 5 minutes.
  • After this time, add the frozen spinach and peas. Stir to combine and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and turn off the heat. Stir in the sour cream and parmesan. Season with extra salt, pepper and optional chilli flakes. Top with the remaining fresh basil.

Nutrition

Servings: 5 servings
Fat: 14g
Calories: 584kcal
Carbohydrates: 91g
Protein: 21g
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