I’m not even going to pretend I’m someone who can just “whip something up” with a few random ingredients in my kitchen. I need a recipe to follow, ingredients well measured, and something that’s quick, easy, and doesn’t make a huge mess. Enter the one-pot meal.
“One-pot” means that you cook the entire meal in one pot – simple enough, right? Intrigued, I found this recipe online and decided to give it a go. Results? A really yummy, toddler (and husband) approved healthy vegetarian dish that’s even good leftover the next day. Also, only one pot to clean. Score!
These white ceramic oversized mug bowls are super on sale – perfect for soup, too!
TIP: Did you know that you can stop a pot from boiling over by putting a wooden spoon horizontally over the pot as it boils?
- 12 ounces (1 box) Orecchiette pasta
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and pressed "dry"
- 1/2 cup peas, thawed if frozen
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- Salt and/or pepper to taste
- Cook box of pasta according to instructions until al dente - drain and set aside.
- Put the empty pot back on medium-high heat and add the cream and spinach, stirring to mix. Bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat, add peas, parmesan cheese and seasoning to taste - stir to mix. Add the pasta and voila!