This mixed vegetable one-pot pasta recipe is just what it sounds like, an easy weeknight meal that only takes one pot! It’s easy to make this no-fuss one-pot pasta recipe instead of ordering take-out the next time you’re with friends or family.
If you’re still looking for something to wow company with, or you’re just looking for something to relax with on the weekends, a one-pot dish is something you’ll be right at home with.
You can also add as many veggies as you’d like. It’s a great end-of-week meal when you need to use up those vegetables you bought last weekend. You can also add chicken to this dish or make it vegan by using vegan cheese as garnish.
If you’re looking for a recipe with more protein in it, you can also add chicken, beef or pork to this recipe. Just sear it down in your pan first and then take it out of the pan and set it aside while cooking the veggies and add it back in at the end.
This is probably the easiest pasta dish to make. There is no draining or any real timing. You just cook it and take it off heat when it looks finished. The best part of one-pot recipes is that you can throw everything in the pot, including your uncooked spaghetti! This dish is too easy not to make!
- fettuccine or spaghetti: I love to use spaghetti for any meal that involves pasta, but you can use any boxed noodle that you have sitting in your pantry – or purchase a pasta of your choosing from Amazon.
- low sodium vegetable broth: Replace what would usually be water with a low sodium vegetable broth. It will give your soup a deeper flavor and you won’t have to add nearly as much salt to it if it was just water!
- baby spinach: Adding spinach will give your dish some substance. Add as much as you’d like.
- cherry tomatoes: Add these whole or cut in half before adding to the pot. They will wrinkle as they cook down.
- Aromatics: Onion, garlic and basic are all critical to this recipe. Add in more herbs and spices as you desire as well. Salt and pepper to taste as you see fit.
- Garnish: Add shredded basil and grated parmesan cheese on top of the hot pasta dish. Add other garnishes like freshly cracked black pepper and red pepper flakes for more zip.
How to Make a One-Pot Pasta Meal
- Prep your ingredients. Chop your basil. Slice your tomatoes in half if they are large, chop your garlic, and slice your onion.
- Sautee your onions and garlic in the olive oil until fragrant and slightly browned.
- Add in your broth, baby spinach, tomatoes, basil. Let the broth come to a boil.
- Add in your noodles and cook according to the box, approximately 10 minutes. The broth will reduce and you’ll be left with a savory sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Take off heat when pasta is cooked. Serve immediately.
If you tried this veggie one-pot pasta recipe, comment below to let me know how it turned out.
People Also Ask…
Can I use a different kind of pasta?
Of course! You can use any kind of spaghetti or pasta that you have stored in your pantry. Use up all your leftovers to make this meal.
Should I use water or broth?
Using broth to replace the water will give you a more flavorful broth. Using something such as a bone broth or even a package broth or bullion will be much more flavorful than water.
Do I need to boil the water before adding the pasta?
Nope! No need to bring the water or broth to a boil before adding the noodles. That’s one of the beauties of making this dish! You’re able to add in all your ingredients together without thinking about it too much or timing it.
What else can I add to this pasta?
You can add whatever you’d like to this pasta, especially as it’s cooking! Turn it into a Garlic Lover’s Pasta and add more cloves of garlic (whole or minced) or add in more spice by adding your favorite chile that you have stocked in your pantry.