One Pot Pasta

These days for dinners I am all about fast, quick but healthy and easy to clean up which means the fewer the pots and pans the better. I am sure you have seen the One Pot Pasta pins all over Pinterest. One pot! Throw everything into one pot, then cook until pasta is done and serve. One pot! Easy to make and of course clean up because why one pot. So I was intrigued and decided to see how delicious a one pot pasta dish could actually be. With a little bit of heavy cream and parmesan and to balance that out a bit, I added mushrooms, peas and zucchini and actually it was quite tasty. The recipe made a ton of pasta and we definitely didn't finish it in one meal. I think there still might be some leftovers in the refrigerator a week later. Don't worry we will throw it out. One pot pasta a week later can not be tasty. Are you sick of me saying one pot pasta yet? Let's make the dish.

To make this meal, you need 1 pound of spaghetti, 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced, 2 zucchinis, sliced and quartered, 2/3 cup peas, 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced, 2 sprig thyme (I added some dried thyme instead), 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 4 1/2 cup water.

In one large pot (trust me), add in the spaghetti, mushrooms, zucchinis, peas, garlic clove, thyme and water. 







Season everything with salt and pepper to taste. Bring all the ingredients together to a boil, reduce the heat until pasta is completely cooked. 



Remove the pot from the stove, add in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese together and then quickly stir. This pasta is best served as soon as the cream and Parmesan cheese are added in!

Serve with a side of veggies, bread or whatever suits your fancy! Enjoy!


recipe found here

Happy 30th to my wonderful and awesome husband!! You are a terrific and loving dad, a hard work and great provider and an adoring and loyal husband who loves me very much!
Here's to the next 30 years alongside you, you and me babe ;-) 

20 comments:

Katie Elizabeth said...

I'm all for one pot meals! I'm making your Apple Bread tonight, can't wait to try it :)

Jillian Manesh said...

i love one pot meals!! this sounds so good. xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Graphic Image datebook giveaway on cornflake dreams

brooke lyn said...

cream sauce ...yum :)

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

YUM-O! Great! This seems easy!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Love one-pot meals!!

Treasure Tromp said...

I've never tried a one pot pasta but it looks awesome

Always Maylee said...

Happy birthday to your husband! And yum, this looks just delish!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

Still need to try a one-pot dish. You'd think I love to do dishes with how many freaking pans I currently use per meal! Happy birthday to your hub! :)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! one-pot pasta...will definitely have to try! My version of one pot pasta, after I drain the noddles in the colander, use the same pot to heat up the sauce...lol!

J and A said...

Totally trying this!! Thank you!

picklesandchapstick said...

I'm going to have to try a one pot dish soon and this one is great inspiration. I usually default to the slow cooker. Thank you so much for sharing this. Oh, and happy birthday to your husband! You guys are an adorable family!

xo
Rachel

BLovedBoston said...

Yes to this!! One pot = winning!!! Minus the peas this is a must try for me!

Lauren said...

I have this pinned on pinterest and on my meal planning list for Thursday night! So happy to see it actually works/is good! I think I am going to sub the cream for greek yogurt...I'll let you know how it turns out!

Zelle B. said...

Yum! I have seen a similar recipe on Pinterest -- definitely going to give this a try!
xo Southern Style

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I haven't tried the one pot pasta yet - do the noodles ever get soggy (or stay too crunchy)?

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

This looks SOOOO delicious and I can't wait to try it! Shopping trip soon! Thanks for sharing!!!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!!! I am all about one pot wonders....wayyyyy less cleanup!!

birdie to be said...

Looks so good! I can't wait to start cooking at home more and getting into a good routine!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Mmm! I love a good one-pot meal! :)

Kristen said...

i have been wanting to try one pot pasta! glad to hear it turned out ok.