Pressed for time to get dinner on the table? Try this quick and delicious one pot pasta made with
Ragú® sauce and fresh veggies!
I was just talking about this in a previous post but I'll say it again, we love pasta around these parts. From spaghetti to fettuccine to ravioli, there isn't much that my family won't eat. I was thrilled when asked to take a Ragú® recipe and put my spin on it, and show you my #Saucesome side! Get it? Sauce-some? Like awesome, but even better. More saucier. More fun. Sorry, I'm getting carried away.
I love Ragú® pasta sauce and buy it quite frequently. What I didn't know though, is that you can easily create a one pot pasta dish with Ragú®. One pot, people. One pot! No pre-boiling of your noodles. Everything goes into one pot and cooks together. Pretty quickly too, I might add. Now that right there is saucesome. Especially for all those working parents trying to get dinner on the table fast.
I love bucatini pasta. It's a bigger, more rounded, version of spaghetti. It works great in this dish, but feel free to substitute spaghetti or angel hair if you prefer. It may end up taking a few minutes less to cook, so just keep your eye on it. Since there are so many delicious Spring veggies popping up now, I decided to give my dish a little green flair. Zucchini and spinach are delicious with the pasta, and my kids didn't mind eating their veggies in here at all. Another reason this meal is saucesome for my family!
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Now, who's ready to eat?
One Pot Pasta with Zucchini and Spinach
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Makes 4 servings
1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragu® Hearty Traditional Sauce
2 cups water
8 oz. bucatini pasta
One small zucchini, sliced
I cup fresh, packed baby spinach
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, bring the sauce and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, then add the uncooked bucatini and the zucchini. Simmer, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Add in the spinach and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and heat until the spinach is wilted and the cheese has melted. Sprinkle each serving with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired, and serve with bread.
Thanks to Ragú® for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.