15 Easy One-Pot Pasta Dinners
With these easy one-pot pasta recipes, you don't have to bother with boiling pasta in a separate pot. Instead, you cook everything — and I mean everything — all in one pot. What you get are family-pleasing, ingredient-stretching dinners with a lot less kitchen clean-up. Sound good? Now, let's look at the recipes.
Cheesy Salsa Mac
Italian Chicken Skillet
"I didn't put all the spinach in to cook, used the fresh spinach as a bed for the pasta & was great," says tigger9982. "Added chicken broth as needed for pasta."
One-Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
"It doesn't get much easier than this by cooking everything in one pot," says bd.weld. "Italian sausage and pasta sauce with spaghetti noodles that you can have on the table in less than 45 minutes. Switch it up by using ground beef, chicken, or turkey along with any other of your favorite ingredients, such as sliced mushrooms."
Broken Spaghetti Risotto
"AWESOME! Something different and delicious," says purplekamel. "Threw some prosciutto in for good measure. Will definitely make this again."
Italian Hot Turkey Sausage and Black-Eyed Peas
"DELICIOUS! I substituted hot Italian venison sausage for the turkey sausage, but otherwise followed the recipe as is," says crabbyJP. "It was fantastic and the leftovers were even better!"
Easy Classic Goulash
Savory Hamburger Supper
Super-quick and satisfying way to beef up mac & cheese from a box. Marianne Daretzes says, "5 stars for being fast, easy, cheap, filling and good! I followed the recipe exactly. This is perfect for a busy work night...I had to go grocery shopping after work and we still got to eat dinner in time."
Singapore Noodle Curry Shrimp
The rice noodles in this dish are soaked instead of boiled, but they still end up in the skillet along with all the other good things that go into this Asian-style one-pot meal.
One Pot Thai-Style Rice Noodles
"I loved the sauce!" says Tifani. "Switched the veggies for sauteed mushrooms, green peppers, green onions, and added a bit of tahini paste instead of using peanuts, but it was amazing."
Pressure Cooker Messy Lasagna
Use your pressure cooker or Instant pot to make this easy, hearty one-pot meal. Melody Timmerman says, "This was very good! I did have to change some things because I have a very small Instant Pot, so I cut back on some of the ingredients and used Italian Sausage, like many people suggested and I did not add the spinach. It was one of the best recipes from this website I have ever found."
Best One Pot Cheese and Macaroni
"This recipe uses less milk and no thickener what-so-ever! Very cheesy, too! You can either serve it from the pot, or top with buttered crumbs and put in 350 oven to brown for half an hour, but we like ours fine without," says Jill Faucher Ross
Italian Sausage Tortellini
"Excellent recipe!" raves Alli. "You KNOW it s good when your kids keep coming back for more. Served with homemade hot French bread. Super easy and so much flavor!!!! If your wondering if you should make it....yes yes and YES!
Quick One-Pot Chicken Alfredo
TheDailyGourmet says, "The beauty of this chicken Alfredo is that it's done in less than thirty minutes, ingredients are minimal, and there is only one pan to wash! The thinly sliced chicken breasts are what allows this to cook so much faster."
One-Pot Ham and Veggie Pasta
Xyphona says, "I made this last Saturday and all devoured with in minutes as all four people returned for seconds so I had to make another the next day and share the recipe. The second one I added frozen broccoli florets and it still was gobbled up."
One Pan Orecchiette Pasta
"Liked this much better than cooking pasta alone," says lnewman65. "Much richer. I made with kale as that is what I had."