10 Easy One-Pot Pasta Recipes
Cut back on cleaning with these quick and easy one-pot pastas. Whether you're in the mood for something deceptively simple (this One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce will always be a hit) or a comforting soup that makes good use of that box of pasta collecting dust in your pantry (like this Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup), you'll come back to this collection of one-pot pasta recipes again and again.
One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce
This dish is a revelation. Throw all of your ingredients into one pot over medium-high heat, and about 25 minutes later you'll have noodles perfectly coated in a luscious tomato-basil sauce. This is any busy mom's weeknight dinner perfection. If entertaining, serve with one of our easy green salad recipes for the complete dinner experience.
One-Pot Cheesy Pasta Bake
This easy skillet pasta bake is a surefire family hit. Pasta and meat sauce topped with mozzarella cheese will make everyone at the table happy, and the all-in-one-pot technique will have the cook smiling pretty. Cooking the pasta in the meat sauce not only lessens the amount of dishes you have to do and the time it takes to get dinner done.
Italian Turkey and Orzo Soup
Orzo—the little rice-shaped pasta—is practically made for soup. It cooks much faster than rice and is just as satisfying. This quick soup comes together in just about 20 minutes, but still tastes rich and full.
Tortellini, White Bean, and Turnip Greens Soup
Looking for a meatless meal that still satisfies? Try this filling soup loaded with pasta, beans, and vegetables. Swap out the tortellini for refrigerated ravioli if you prefer.
Chicken Alfredo Soup
Inspired by the favorite pasta dish, this creamy Chicken Alfredo Soup comes together in no time with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts. Rotisserie chicken, frozen peas, and a jar of Alfredo sauce, which serves as the backbone of this highly comforting pot of soup, keep your hands-on prep to a minimum.
Quick Stovetop Mac and Cheese
We like brown rice pasta here for three reasons: It’s whole-grain, it’s a dead ringer (taste- and texture-wise) for traditional pasta, and it’s gluten- free. You could also use a wheat- or chickpea-based pasta.
One-Pot Mac & Cheese Primavera
With only five ingredients and three quick steps, super easy One-Pot Mac & Cheese Primavera couldn't be simpler. The whole thing comes together in under half an hour.
Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup
Let convenience products from your grocery store help you stir up a batch of satisfying soup. Season and brown cubed stew meat, and then add vegetable broth, canned tomatoes and frozen vegetables, such as corn, beans, and okra.
In addition to being prepared in one pot, this easy weeknight dinner will also be on the table in under 30 minutes. Fresh veggies mixed with store-bought pasta sauce create a quick yet delicious meal the whole family will love.
One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
This pasta dinner is a game changer: You use just enough liquid to cook the pasta--no colander needed. Recipe adapted from our sister publication Southern Living. Cost for 4: $8.43