Inspired by our favorite Greek pie recipe, our One Pot Spinach and Feta Pasta is packed with fresh spinach and an abundance of cheese. This dish boasts an unbelievably delicious and creamy flavor. And the best part? It’s all made in one pot, ensuring an easy recipe that will have the whole family eagerly gathering around the table!

two bowls of Spanakopita Pasta with Spinach

Why You’ll Love One Pot Spinach and Feta Pasta

We grew up eating spanakopita and it remains one of our favorite dishes to this day. However, it’s not exactly the quickest recipe to make. As you know, we’re all about simplicity around here. So, we decided to turn this classic recipe into an easy one-pot pasta dish! As a result, it is not only quick to prepare and a breeze to clean up, but it also:

  • Uses budget-friendly ingredients. 
  • Cooks in 15 minutes or less.
  • Pairs perfectly with all your favorite protein sources.
  • Keeps well for tasty meals throughout the week.
  • Leaves all your guests begging for seconds. 

What Is Spanakopita? 

If you’ve never had it, spanakopita is a popular Greek dish that is a type of savory pie. It comes together with layers of crisp, flaky phyllo dough stuffed with a creamy cheese and spinach filling. Cooked in the oven until golden brown, spanakopita can be baked in a large casserole dish and sliced into squares or molded into triangular hand pies or rolls. No matter how they’re served, they’re always totally drool-worthy and delicious! 

Is One Pot Spinach and Feta Pasta Healthy? 

This spinach and feta pasta is a great way to get a serving or two of veggies into your day and is full of calcium and protein, making it a fairly nutritious dish. However, you could also opt for low-fat cheeses as well as veggies or high-fiber noodles to make it even healthier! 

a white bowl of Spanakopita Pasta with Spinach with a fork on the side

Simple Ingredients You’ll Need

This is a pasta dish that channels the spirit of the beloved spanakopita, keeping it real with ingredients that won’t break the bank but will send your taste buds on a ride. Here’s the squad you need for this spinach pasta extravaganza:

  • Pasta – We prefer to use twisty fusilli noodles because their ridges help trap the sauce, making them extra tasty. However, any similarly shaped noodles can be used. 
  • Broth – Low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth helps infuse the noodles with flavor. 
  • Spinach – Fresh spinach works best to add a pop of color and extra nutrients to this spanakopita pasta! 
  • Flavor Enhancers – Lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper provide a refreshing tang and savory flavor. 
  • Cheese – Cream cheese and feta crumbles combine to create a smooth, savory sauce. 
  • Dill – Technically optional, a sprinkle of dill is added on top for a pop of color and a lightly herbaceous flavor that ties all of the ingredients together for one truly incredible recipe. 

How to Make Pasta with Spinach and Feta

Say goodbye to the laborious layering of traditional baked spanakopita because this spinach pasta is here to save your time and sanity! Forget the kitchen hustle; you can whip up this pasta in literal minutes. Just follow these easy steps and get ready for a feast without the fuss!

  1. Combine the ingredients. Add the pasta, broth, spinach, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon zest to a deep pot. 
  2. Cook the noodles. Bring the liquid to a boil. Then, cover the pot, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is al dente. 
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Add the cream cheese and feta to the dish, and stir until the ingredients are well combined and creamy. 
  4. Serve. Top your pasta with a sprinkle of dill, serve warm, and enjoy! 
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What Does Pasta with Spinach Go Well With? 

If we’re being honest, we love to serve this spanakopita pasta with spinach on its own for a filling meatless recipe. However, if you want to bulk it up, it also tastes great with chicken kofta, beef, or shrimp mixed in. 

Or, pair it with your favorite main course for a satisfying side dish! Some of our favorite pairings include beef kofta, baked feta salmon, and our slow cooker po’ boy sandwiches!  

two bowls of Spanakopita Pasta with Spinach with two forks in the upper lefthand corner

Storage Options

This pasta always disappears immediately in our house. So, we highly recommend making a double batch if you want to eat it throughout the week! Luckily, leftovers keep well when you follow the tips below. 

To Store: Once cooled, leftovers can be transferred to an airtight container and kept in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. 

To Freeze: For a longer-lasting option, transfer your pasta to a freezer-safe container where it will stay fresh for up to 6 months. 

To Reheat: When you’re ready to eat, let your spanakopita pasta thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, warm it in the microwave or in a pot over medium heat until your desired temperature has been reached. If the pasta seems a bit dry, add a splash of water or broth to freshen it back up, and enjoy! 

More Tasty One Pot Pasta Recipes

For our fellow one-pot pasta enthusiasts out there, we’ve got a treat for you! Don’t miss out on these fantastic dishes that promise to elevate your one-pot game:

Spanakopita pasta with spinach in a white bowl with a fork on the side

One Pot Spinach and Feta Pasta

5 from 4 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Inspired by our favorite Greek pie recipe, this spanakopita pasta with spinach is loaded with fresh spinach and plenty of cheese for an unbelievably delicious, creamy flavor. Made in one pot, it's an easy recipe the whole family will be excied to eat!

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound fusilli pasta or pasta of similar shape
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
  • lemon zest grated
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • Fresh dill for garnish

Instructions 

  • In a deep pot, add the uncooked pasta, broth, spinach, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon zest.
  • Bring the ingredients to a boil. Then, cover the pot, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
  • Stir in the cream cheese and feta until they are smooth and creamy.
  • Serve warm garnished with fresh dill if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 833mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1583IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love one pot recipes! Food doll one pot recipes are so perfect! Especially for working moms with limited time to make healthy options for dinner! This fish was delicious!!

  2. 5 stars
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