Craving a simple, comforting one-pot pasta meal? These recipes will satisfy in a hurry, with minimal dishes to do.
This simple spaghetti with garlic and chile flakes couldn’t be more simple. Just spaghetti, garlic, oil, and red pepper flakes. Great for lunch, snack, or a fast weeknight dinner.Recipe
This simple pasta dish is an easy Italian comfort food made with star-shaped pasta and pantry staples. Soothing to kids of all ages.Recipe
This pasta soup with potatoes and pancetta is a traditional Italian soup made with potatoes, carrots, and leeks, tender pasta and diced pancetta. Hearty cold-weather comfort food.Recipe
Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese. The 3 ingredients? Elbow macaroni, heavy cream, and Cheddar cheese. And it takes just 20 minutes.Recipe
For this cacio e pepe recipe, pasta is tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses, all dusted with lots of black pepper.Recipe
This mashup of pasta and frittata combines some of my favorite comfort foods for a rich, cheesy, inexpensive pantry meal. And the variations are endless, too.Recipe
One of the best examples of a single-pot pasta meal right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXxW5cbDC2Y
The cheeseburger casserole from Recipe Tin Eats is also a great one.
There’s something about these one-pot dishes, especially ones that mix through pasta. Heck, recently I simply mixed butter with banana ketchup and some garlic granules as a stir-through dish for some spaghetti – plus a small pinch of curry powder. Throw some reserved succotash, and you have a solid meal (I also might have cooked some chicken nuggets to plump it out further). It is funny how you get more frugal and inventive with cooking after the experience, what you should have had from earlier days.
Thanks, Mikey. They are a great way to use up whatever you’ve got on hand!