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Creamy Tomato and Spinach Pasta

Here is how to make a creamy tomato and spinach pasta that makes a delicious but quick dinner! One-pot dishes are perfect when you are looking for something to make last minute.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chickpea pasta, creamy pasta, creamy tomato and spinach pasta, pasta recipes, spinach pasta
Servings: 4


  • 3-4 cups chickpea pasta any pasta works
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 15 oz. diced tomatoes 1 can
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • salt/pepper to liking
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 6 oz. spinach 2-3 handfuls


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta based on the instructions.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 5 minutes then add garlic, saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes (with juices), basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together.
  • Add chicken broth and tomato paste. Simmer for 5 minutes or until tomato paste dissolves.
  • Reduce heat to low. Cut cream cheese into small cubes and whisk them into the sauce until it has dissolved and becomes creamy.
  • Add half of the parmesan and whisk it into the sauce, once it has blended in add the rest and simmer until combined. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Once your pasta is finished add it into the sauce with the spinach and mix everything together. After, everything is evenly combined, turn down the heat, and allow spinach to wilt for about 3 minutes.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and fresh black pepper!