Actually, that's kind of a lie. I've had a couple new recipes that I wanted to tweak a bit more before posting. But, for the most part, I've been using my old recipes. Dealing with a longer commute home and house-related stuff, it's nice to have good standby dishes that I can make with my eyes closed.
Once the oppressive heat and humidity of summer started to fade, I began craving some warm and hearty pasta dishes. Then I came across this one-pot pasta dish that was too good to not try. And try I did and it's awesome. So easy, yet satisfying and yummy! And at the end of it I have minimal dishes to clean up. Perfect for my lazy self.
Servings: 3-6 (original recipe says 6, but I typically eat 2 "normal" servings for dinner making this 3)
12 ounces pasta (I used whole wheat penne)
28 ounces canned diced tomatoes
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
6-8 ounces baby spinach
14 ounce can of artichoke hearts, sliced
1-2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken
1 tablespoon of olive oil (or cooking spray)
1/4 cup feta
Grated or shaved Parmesan cheese (topping)
Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a Dutch oven (or coat it with a cooking spray) over medium heat.
- Add 1 chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add 2 tsp minced garlic and stir together for 1 minute.
- Add 28 oz diced tomatoes, 2 cups chicken broth, 12 oz pasta, 14 oz sliced artichoke hearts, 1-2 cups cooked chicken, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp rosemary, and 1/4 tsp red pepper.
- Stir everything together and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until pasta is slightly al dente.
- Remove from heat and stir in 6-8 oz baby spinach and 1/4 cup feta.
- Salt and pepper to taste and let stand for 10 minutes so sauce can thicken.
- Before serving, stir again and top with grated or shaved Parmesan (and some extra feta if you want).
See, so easy! I confess that I may have been a little bit more generous with the cheese at times.
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