A Quick and Healthy Pasta Recipe

Looking for a quick, easy, healthy pasta recipe for lunch or dinner? Well look no further – I’ve got one for ya!


I’m very tempted to not even call it a “recipe,” since it’s really just that easy to throw together. I wound up putting this dish together on Saturday evening on a whim, after Jay and I both realized we were starving at 7:30pm, had yet to eat dinner, and didn’t feel like spending money on anything.


Quick and Healthy Pasta & Veggies

  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves 2-3


  • 1-1/2 cups dry whole wheat pasta (rotini, ziti, shells, etc.)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Half a bag of fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 3 tbsp Italian dressing (we used Ken’s Light Northern Italian)
  • ~1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Cook the pasta according to directions and to your liking. While pasta is cooking, place fresh spinach leaves in a colander. Once pasta is done cooking, pour pasta and water over spinach leaves and into colander. Shake to drain and pour pasta and spinach back into your pot. Add the diced tomatoes, roasted red peppers, Italian dressing, and parmesan cheese; stir to combine and let cook over medium heat about 3-5 minutes so cheese becomes slightly melted. Serve and enjoy!



Like I said, it doesn’t get much easier than that, now does it? Winking smile


  1. olivia says

    Love easy recipes like this one. Thanks for posting. You could even add some chopped walnuts/almonds or pecans for a little crunch and protein. I think I’ll make this tonight with husband out at school and so just me and the kids.

  2. says

    Looks mighty tasty! I think I’ll be making this for Friday night’s dinner. :) I’ll tell you how it goes on my family- but I’ll probably have to omit the spinach. We’re not big fans of it unfortunately.
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  3. Kate says

    Thanks for the recipe, we made it for dinner tonight & we loved it!
    We added some sauted chicken and it was so good!!

    • says

      Ahhh! That’s exactly what I was going to do tonight, just add some sauted chicken. Looks delicious! ♥ Glad to know it was good!

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