6:00 pm. You get home after a long long day at work. You drop your bag on the floor to take a breather.
“Mommy, mommy… what’s for dinner tonight?” — you hear the voice coming from the TV room.
You think to yourself: “Shoot! That’s a good question! WHAT’s for dinner tonight???” (and your heart starts biting a little bit faster).
You’ve got your back, girl.
Pasta. Pasta is the most popular dinner during the week. Why? It’s so simple to make and it guarantees to please any picky eater. (Unless you intentionally dislike it).
How would you feel if we take this popular dish, making it in 20 minutes AND all in one pot? Seriously? How is that even possible?
One pot to cook in means one pot to clean. Yay!
This simple and amazingly delicious pasta dish will change your life! Let’s get pasta-ing. (Is there even a word like this? I just totally made it up 😉 )
Serves 4 Preparation & Cook time: 20 minutes
1 lb / 500 gr spaghetti (or other pasta types)
1 onion, sliced thinly
2 chicken breasts / 400 gr / sliced thinly
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 fresh tomatoes, cut in wedges
4 ½ cups of water (or chicken stock)
1 teaspoon salt (if using water, if using chicken stock – adjust your salt to taste)
4 cups of loosely packed spinach leaves / 900 gr fresh spinach
Combine all ingredients, except spinach and wedges of 1 tomato, into a big pot over medium-high heat. Cover with a lid and bring water to a boil, about 10 minutes.
Keep cooking: At first it well seem like there is A LOT of water.
Keep cooking: Don’t be nervous, the water will eventually evaporate. Just keep cooking!
Keep cooking: Eventually it should evaporate at least half or most of the liquid.
Tip: While pasta is cooking, make sure to stir it occasionally with a wooden spoon so pasta doesn’t stick together.
2 minutes before your dish is finished, add the remaining tomato wedges and spinach. Toss it lightly with a tong and cooking for the remaining 2 minutes until spinach lightly wilts.
Serve your pasta hot with optional Parmesan cheese on top.
What’s your favorite life-saving dish?
Nancy is the Editor-in-Chief at IMADETHISDISH.COM. She helps busy working women save 5 hours a week in the kitchen so that they can spend more time with their family.
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