Pasta with Spinach, Red Onion and Sundried Tomatoes

4 ingredients, 15 minutes. That's all it takes to have a nourishing, gluten-free meal on your table.

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Pasta with Spinach, Red Onion and Sundried Tomatoes

Super quick & easy, simple, flavorful and delicious!

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No matter how much you meal plan and prep, there are days you just don’t have time to cook, are too tired to cook or need a meal quickly.

That’s when we turn to what I call our “back pocket dishes”… those dishes you can pull together in no time with just a few ingredients from your pantry or fridge and without any prior prep.

This pasta is one of those dishes for us.

Just 4 ingredients and 15 minutes till a warm, nourishing and delicious meal!

And we happened upon this dinner accidentally.  My son and I love this veggie mixture and had been making it as a side dish a lot. Then one day I was making it but my son wanted pasta for dinner… so I mixed them together and we had a winner! Now it is an easy go to dinner.

All you need is: gluten-free pasta of choice (here we used Banza chickpea pasta (Amazon affiliate link) for extra protein and fiber and because we really like the shell shape with this dish), sun-dried tomatoes in oil, fresh baby spinach and a red onion.

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And it comes together quickly.

While the pasta cooks, you saute the veggies in sun dried tomato oil starting with the red onions.

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Then add in the Spinach, then the sun dried tomatoes.

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Then you add the cooked pasta to the veggie mix and toss with some additional sun dried tomato oil and reserved  pasta waterif needed.

That’s it.

High protein, high fiber, and lots of nutrients in one simple bowl. Oh, and did I mention it is really yummy?

And you can serve it as is or top with cheese — ricotta salata or feta, or even add in some olives.

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If there is one message I want to get across with this dish, it is that eating gluten-free and eating healthy does not have be complicated or time consuming.

So go ahead and give it a try… Adjust to taste and add more tomatoes or less onion but the point is just start playing in the kitchen and you will quickly see the you can have a warm, healthy meal in minutes.

Hope you love it as much as we do!

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Pasta with Spinach, Onions and Sun-dried Tomatoes

This 4 ingredient, 15 minute pasta is a crowd pleasing, quick and easy weekday meal packed with nutrients and delicious! Adjust quantity of onion or sun dried tomato to tastes. Serve as is or top with feta or ricotta salata.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dinner, Veggies, Pasta
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family



  • Sun dried tomatoes packed in oil approximately 10 chopped, feel free to add more or less depending on tastes
  • 1-2 tablespoons of the sun dried tomato oil
  • ½ - 1 red onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 5 oz container of chopped spinach
  • 1 box gluten-free pasta of your choice we used Banza chickpea shells
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional toppings

  • feta or ricotta salata


  • Bring salted water to a boil and prepare pasta according to package.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1-2 tablespoons of oil from the sun-dried tomato jar.
  • Add red onion and saute 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add spinach (it seems like a lot but quickly reduces once it starts to wilt) and cover for 1-2 minutes stirring occasionally, until wilted.
  • Stir in sun-dried tomatoes and let mixture cook and reduce while the pasta finishes cooking.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining pasta.
  • Then drain pasta and add to the vegetable mixture. Mix well, adding some reserve pasta water or extra sun dried tomato oil as needed or desired to make creamier.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
  • Serve as is or with feta or ricotta salata.
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