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One Pot Pasta Recipe

When I was learning to cook, my mom told me NEVER EVER just throw a clump of pasta in a pot when the water is not boiling. You end up with a big stuck together chunk of pasta that never cooks all the way.

You can see why I was a little bit worried about trying this whole “one pot pasta” recipe. It seemed like a recipe for disaster!

But it looked so yummy, everywhere on the web. It looks SO easy… I mean, what’s easier than throwing everything in a pot and turning on the burner?

So I decided to give it a try.

BOOM. Delicious.

After the first time I started playing around with it, adding things, (especially veggies) to see what all I could do with this incredibly simple dish.

Here’s the basics, feel free to play and share what you did so I can try it out too!

one pot pasta

One Pot Pasta

What you need:

  • a large handful of pasta (12 oz or so)
  • 4 1/2 cups of stock, veggie, chicken, homemade or box works fine
  • 1 onion diced or cut into strips
  • some basil (a small handful of dry, or a couple branches of fresh)
  • some parsley (a handful of dry, or a few sprigs of fresh)
  • 1 can tomatoes (any flavor is fine)
  • garlic powder, or a couple cloves of garlic
  • a big pot. (I’m always excited to use my fairly new dutch oven)

What you do: 

Throw everything in the pot, and turn on the burner. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil. Lower the fire and simmer for 10 minutes.

Boom. Seriously.. that’s it.

one pot pasta recipe


Shred a little cheese over the top and you’re good to go.

You could totally add some veggies (like diced zucchini, a handful of spinach are the first to come to mind), if your carnivore husband is home, throw in some chicken or even some keilbasa would be nice.

Enjoy your dinner!

jackie lee

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One Response to One Pot Pasta Recipe

  1. Shanice says:

    Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

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