I can honestly say that I've never met anyone who has admitted that they LOVE washing dishes. Let's face it, it's not a very glamorous job. It's certainly not my favorite kitchen task.
Most of the time, I'm a master and creating dirty dishes. Seriously - if there was an award for producing the greatest amount of dirty dishes in one meal - I would get it. Good thing I have a super helpful hubby who jumps in to wash dinner dishes every night.
Even though I have a dishwasher that never complains, I have to give him a break some nights. This one pot pasta dinner is a GREAT way to save on dirty dishes. At the end of this meal, I had 1 pot, 1 cutting board and a knife. That was it! (I think that may be some sort of record for me.)
I love this dinner - not JUST because it didn't require a ton of dishes to wash but because it was quick and easy to put together and it tasted delicious too.
One Pot Spaghetti
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
14.5 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon oregano
4 ounces spaghetti, broken in half
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces fresh spinach
1/2 ounce grated parmesan
Heat oil in skillet. Add onion and garlic and cook until browned.
Add tomatoes, oregano and stock. Bring to a boil.
Add noodles, cover pot and reduce to simmer for 8 minutes.
Uncover and add salt and spinach to pot. Replace cover and cook another 3 minutes.
I like my spinach a little firm and not too wilted so I uncovered my pot a little early. I also thought that my spaghetti would stick together but surprisingly, it separated beautifully with a simple stir.
Sprinkle with a little parmesan and voila - dinner in one pot.
A perfect weeknight meal for anyone who hates to wash dishes as much as I do.
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