30 minute Pasta with Tomatoes and Spinach

This pasta with fresh tomatoes and spinach comes together in less than 30 minutes. The perfect weeknight dinner for those busy days!


So I don’t know about you guys but I have been totally into watching Tidying Up on Netflix lately. It's making me want to reorganize every room in my house and get rid of all of the things that I really don’t need. It’s amazing just how much stuff you can accumulate in just a few short years of living someplace.

So if you're like me and your presently more focused on organizing and decluttering than on making dinner you may need something you can throw together quickly so that you aren’t taking too long away from the real task at hand.

I always think it’s great to have a few meal options that you can put together quickly for those busy nights. This one is great because even though it’s a bit decadent with the cream cheese it also has an entire bag of spinach and a bunch of fresh tomatoes so it’s almost like you are also having a salad with your pasta!

I don't know about you but it always amazes me at how much fresh spinach you can add into pasta sauce. It is honestly one of the easiest ways to add in some veggies in a typically veggie lacking meal.

So if your looking for something quick to whip together tonight this meal is sure to do the trick, and if you haven't watch Tidying Up yet do it, your house will thank you!


prep time 10 minutes

cook time 20 hour

total time 30 minutes

servings 4


2 cups uncooked pasta

1 1/2 cup mushrooms

1 - 28 oz can of diced tomatoes

1 bag fresh spinach

1 - 220g herb and garlic cream cheese

1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts

1 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes

1 tbsp olive oil

salt + pepper


In a large pot bring salted water to a boil. Once boiling add pasta and cook as per directed on package.

In a large pan place quartered mushrooms and sauté in olive oil for 5 minutes. Add canned tomatoes, cream cheese, spinach and artichoke hearts and stir until combined and heated through.

Once pasta is cooked drain and add to sauce. Toss until combined. Add in freshly chopped tomatoes and season to taste with salt + pepper.