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Quick One-Pot Spinach Pasta

Gone are the days when it took at least 2 pots and a colander to make a tasty pasta dish! Here’s a simple recipe for weekdays, requiring only one dishé Enjoy!


2 minutes


18 minutes


20 minutes


4 portions


  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) margarine (or vegetable oil)
  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) chopped garlic (or 3 cloves finely chopped)
  • 340 g (3/4 lb or 4 cups) pasta of your choice (*)
  • 500 ml (2 cups) unsweetened fortified soy beverage
  • 500 ml (2 cups) no added salt vegetable broth 
  • 1 L (4 cups) packed spinach, chopped
  • 500 mL (2 cups) frozen shelled edamame (**)
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) nutritional yeast (Red Star type, see note)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil leaves, if desired
  • Parmesan shavings, if desired

* You can choose any short pasta or long pasta cut in half. Try whole wheat, spelt or legume-based pasta for extra fibre and protein.

** Use frozen green peas if you prefer.


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the margarine on medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Add pasta, soy beverage and broth. Bring to a boil on high heat, reduce heat to medium and continue cooking 8 minutes or as directed on the pasta package, stirring regularly. 4 minutes before the end of cooking time, add spinach and edamame.
  3. Remove from the heat, add the nutritional yeast, salt and pepper to taste. Stir before serving.
  4. Garnish with basil leaves and parmesan shavings, if desired. 

Try whole wheat, spelt or legume-based pasta for extra fibre and protein.

Unlike the traditional yeast used to make bread or pizza dough rise, food yeast is inactive. It is frequently used in vegan cooking for its high vitamin B12 content. As a bonus, its light hazelnut and cheese taste enhances the flavors of vegan and even non-vegan meals! 

Nutritional information per serving

Calories 494 kcal
Fat 11 g
Carbohydrates 78 g
Fiber 8 g
Protein 25 g
Sodium 74 mg

Tip: If you’ll be enjoying this dish as a leftover later, add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened soy beverage before reheating.

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