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One Pot Beef Tomato Basil Spinach Pasta (and a side of Strawberry and Cashew Salad)

This one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is just what you need when you’re busy and need a fast meal prep! Then throw together a side of strawberry and cashew salad the morning of and you’ve got yourself a delicious well balanced lunch on the go!

This one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is just what you need when you're busy and need a fast meal prep!

You know I’m all about one pot pasta dishes because I hate washing dishes and I get flashbacks to culinary class where I’m stuck washing the 3 pots/pans, boards, knives, and etc I’ve used. Anyways, this one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is the perfect fast meal prep or dinner idea that I look forward to eating after I’ve made it.

This one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is just what you need when you're busy and need a fast meal prep!

While this one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta recipe works for meal prep or a speedy dinner, it also works great for pot lucks! It’s easy to modify to make it vegetarian friendly or add different meats each time so it looks like you’re the pot luck champ despite using the same base recipe 😉

This one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is just what you need when you're busy and need a fast meal prep!

Modifications include:

  • Swapping out the beef and chicken stock for more veggies, tofu, and vegetable sock to make it vegetarian friendly
  • Adding shrimp and other seafood near the end to make it a seafood pasta
  • Switch up the greens and add kale, broccoli, zucchini, and etc
  • Add some meatballs in instead (hello frozen Costco meatballs for a fast meal prep!)

This one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is just what you need when you're busy and need a fast meal prep!

To add a little bit of variety to my meal prep, the morning of, I tossed together a quick salad! In 5 minutes, I tossed together a couple of sliced strawberries, cashews, baby spinach, and chia seeds into a bento box to go with the one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta. Easy, fast, and delicious!

For this one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta, I used a french oven from Staub to make the one pot pasta and monbento lunch container to store (they stack so the Strawberry and Cashew Salad doesn’t require an extra container to bring to work).

This one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is just what you need when you're busy and need a fast meal prep!
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One Pot Beef Tomato Basil Spinach Pasta (and a side of Strawberry and Cashew Salad)

This one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is just what you need when you're busy and need a fast meal prep! Then throw together a side of strawberry and cashew salad the morning of and you've got yourself a delicious well balanced lunch on the go!

Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Author Carmy

Ingredients

One Pot Beef Tomato Basil Spinach Pasta

  • ~1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 cups pasta
  • 3-4 cups chicken stock
  • 28 fl oz diced tomato
  • 5 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • handful basil
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese

Strawberry and Cashew Salad

  • baby spinach
  • strawberry sliced
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seed salad dressing

Instructions

One Pot Beef Tomato Basil Spinach Pasta

  1. In your french oven/dutch oven/pot, brown your beef. Add salt and pepper to taste. Once it's cooked, remove from the pot and set it aside.

  2. After removing the beef, add in your pasta, diced tomatoes, chicken stock, garlic, onion and basil before bringing it to a boil before covering it and letting it simmer for 10ish minutes, until the pasta is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Once everything is cooked, fold in your baby spinach, beef, and add some parmesan cheese on top.

Strawberry and Cashew Salad

  1. For your salad, combine baby spinach, sliced strawberries, cashew, and chia seeds. Serve with dressing or keep it on the side.

Recipe Notes

Note: there is additional liquid from the canned tomatoes so if you find it too liquid-y, let it cook down a bit. The extra liquid should be making a bit of a tomato basil "sauce" and will help prevent the pasta from drying out when it is re-heated. 

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This one pot beef tomato basil spinach pasta is just what you need when you're busy and need a fast meal prep!

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