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Easy Pasta Skillet Dinner

A 30-minute, one-pan meal made with bowtie pasta, fresh veggies, garlic, herbs, and spices

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy weeknight dinner, one-pan dinner recipe, one-pan pasta, skillet meal, vegetarian dinner, vegetarian pasta meal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 2 portabello mushrooms cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 16 ounces DaVinci bowties
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes or marinara sauce
  • 14 ounces water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • black pepper to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • parmesan cheese to taste


  1. Add olive oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant (about two minutes). 

  2. Add broccoli and carrots then sauté until tender (about three minutes), stirring regularly. Add in mushrooms and sauté for about two minutes, stirring regularly.

  3. Add pasta to pan then cover with crushed tomatoes (or marinara sauce) and water. Stir in sea salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper then loosely cover pan. 

  4. Cook until sauce is bubbly then reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.

  5. Remove pan from heat then stir in spinach until wilted. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

Crushed tomatoes will give you more of a fresh tomato flavor in this dish so, if you don't want that, I recommend going with marinara sauce instead.