Getting dinner on the table with two toddlers underfoot can be a challenge. That challenge is even bigger on the nights I’m alone with the kids. As a result, I’ve had to get creative with our food. It’s led me to a lot of super simple meals that take about fifteen minutes from start to finish. Today, I’m sharing one of our favorites.

This one pot spinach pasta is a favorite because it’s fast and relatively healthy. It’s the perfect opportunity to get veggies into my toddlers while also putting a smile on their face. The only downside I can see to this meal is that it creates a big mess with littles that are still learning how to eat. I remedy the mess by serving it on bath night. This way, the little ones make it straight into the bath after dinner!

Recipe for One Pot Spinach Pasta


  • rigatoni
  • ricotta (16oz)
  • pasta sauce (1 jar)
  • frozen spinach (1 bag)
  • shredded mozzarella (2 cups)


1. Cook spinach according to package directions. Set aside.

2. Prepare pasta following the directions on the package. Drain and return to the pot.

3. Add spinach, ricotta, and pasta sauce to the pot.

4. Mix ingredients together and heat on low.

5. Add mozzarella cheese and stir again until melted.

6. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge.


Serve with a side of vegetables or bread. Any pasta can be used. Rigatoni, penne, and rotini work best. You can also replace the spinach with other vegetables as needed.

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This one pot spinach pasta is easy to make and can go from start to finish in fifteen minutes. Perfect for when you're trying to get dinner on the table on a busy night!