Meatless Mondays. While we love meat (especially beef), at our house Monday’s can beÂ a nice reprieve for our budget and a chance to encourage my kiddos to eat more diversity with a veggie-heavy meal. Dinner last night was a win!!
We love one pot meals. Â This one took only 15 min from the time I began thinking about dinner till it was on the kids plated. It used only *five* ingredients – had one dish to clean AND my kids loved it.
One Pot Meal
Mushroom Spinach Pasta
- One carton of sliced mushrooms
- One half a big bag of spinach.
- One half of an onion, sliced.
- One box of Fettuccine
- 1/4th a block of Cream Cheese (optional – replace with olive oil)
We chose fettucini as our pasta as it is a bit hefty and is easier for little fingers to get onto (and keep on) their forks. Â Replace that pasta with whatever pasta is your favorite.
Dump all of your ingredients into the pot except for the cream cheese. Â Add water according to the pasta cooking instructions. Â Bring it to a boil – cook until the noodles are done.
Add the cream cheese or olive oil and mix lightly until it is smooth.
Serve. Â Yum!
The mushrooms add a depth to the pasta making you think you are eating meat. Â Love it! Â They are full Vitamins B and D but even more exciting is that they have a higher “punch” of polyphenols – those are antioxidants that act as an anti-inflammatory. Â This is a great meal to help your kids eat more mushrooms, happily.
Looking for another pasta dish?
Check out our SUPER EASY layered lasagna. Â Yum!