23 One Pot Pasta Recipes – One Pot Don’t Give a F*ck Easy Dinner Series

One-pot pasta is a go-to move around these parts. The nights where a dump dinner is made possible is through my good friend, confidente, the one who never judges and helps me process big feelings…pasta. These are some of the best one-pot pasta recipes.

What you need for one-pot pasta success

Pasta. obvi.

In some of these recipes, the pasta part is interchangeable. Spaghetti or penne works fine. But for some, there’s nothing like the pasta that it calls for (like a good fettuccini for a nice one pot alfredo!)

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But here are some other things you’ll like need and/or want.

A nice instant pot. I recommend this one:

A nice slow cooker (pro tip, if you have an instant pot then you also already have a great slow cooker). See above.

If Instant pot cooking isn’t your thing…A pot that you can make everything in. Deep enough and wide enough to cook an entire meal, and pasta.

What to Do with All these One Pot Pasta ideas?

It’s easy to find these handy guides to one pot meals all over Pinterest and the internet but if you’re anything like me, you’ll navigate to one of the recipes, and completely lose this post. Or maybe you’ll spend the time to save this to your Pinterest board. (Below is a pin to help you do that quickly!)

One-Pot Meals: Pasta

One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese

This one-pot macaroni and cheese recipe is the ultimate in comfort food meals! Kid-friendly and easy to prepare, moms everywhere will add this to their menu pan! 

20 Minute Greek Pasta

It’s a one pot wonder ready in just 20 minutes! This Mediterranean inspired One Pot 20 Minute Greek Pasta is a dump and make vegetarian dinner that’s bound to be a family favorite like it’s become in our house!

Sweet Potato and Red Onion One Pot Pasta

With warm notes of cinnamon and sweet Hungarian paprika, as well as sweet potatoes, red onions and Napa cabbage, this pasta has an exotic feel to it.

One-Pot Mac N Cheese with Hidden Veggies

This easy, gluten-free, one-pot mac ‘n cheese from Raia’s Recipes is a family favorite at my house. When my kids see it on the menu, they do the happy dance. Truth be told, I do too, ’cause it’s a great way to sneak veggies into a meal! 

Cream Garlic Pasta

This Creamy Garlic Pasta is a smooth and flavorful one-pot dish that everyone will love! A great option for picky eaters and garlic lovers alike!

One-Pot Pasta Soup

This easy 15-minute one pot pasta made with very basic ingredients! It’s simple, frugal and so delicious!

One Pan Arrabiata Pasta

This one-pan arrabiata pasta is a quick, easy and fresh summer meal that’s great as a light dinner or lunch al fresco! Plus, the lemon zest and fresh herbs just take the flavour to a whole new level! 

One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta

This One Pot Creamy Garlic Pasta recipe is the king of homemade pasta dishes! Sausage, thyme, spinach, and garlic make this pasta meal a recipe you will go back to time again! 

One Pan Easy Lasagna Recipe

This One Pan Easy Lasagna Recipe made in oven-safe pan with penne pasta, mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta cheese with ground beef. 

One Pot Weeknight Pasta

Weeknight lifesavers! That’s exactly what this one pot pasta recipe is! On a busy weeknight, when you want nothing more but a simple, incredibly easy and fast, flavorful meal – one pot pasta recipe to your rescue!

One Pot Authentic Italian Puttanesca

Authentic Italian Puttanesca sauce recipe is so delicious, quick and easy to make! All you will need for Puttanesca sauce are some anchovies, capers, cherry tomatoes, garlic, chilli, olive oil and Parmesan cheese for dusting. Fantastic Spaghetti alla Puttanesca in only 12 minutes, you can enjoy this mouth-watering pasta recipe any day of the week! 

One Pot Vegan Pasta

Creamy Vegan One Pot Pasta is an incredibly easy dish that comes together in about 30 minutes. You will love the vegan rosé sauce! 

American Goulash One Pot Pasta

American goulash is a simple, one pot meal made with macaroni noodles simmered in a delicious homemade meat sauce. Top it with cheddar cheese for an american goulash that rivals grandmas!

Jambalaya Pasta

This jambalaya pasta is a tasty copycat version of the Zatarain’s boxed jambalaya pasta. It makes a quick meal in only one pot! 

One Pot Mushroom Pasta

This One Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta is a family-friendly dish that’s ready in just 15 minutes. And it only takes a handful of simple ingredients to pull it together.

Easy One-Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Your family will love this Swedish inspired family meal. (Move over Ikea these Swedish meatballs are legit! )

Vegan Hummus Pasta

This creamy vegan hummus pasta is a quick, easy & delicious one pot meal – make it with homemade or store-bought hummus, and just add cooked pasta, pasta water, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives.

One Pot Shrimp Fajita Pasta

This easy One-Pot Shrimp Fajita Pasta is super speedy and totally delicious! Great for all my pescatarian + gluten-free friends out there! 

Sriracha Ranch One Pot Pasta

This Sriracha Ranch One Pot Pasta brings together the spicy tang of Sriracha and the creamy coolness of ranch dressing. Ready in just over 30 minutes, it’s easy enough for a weeknight supper, with only one pot to wash later!

One Pot Sausage Linguine
One Pot Sausage Linguine is an easy pasta meal with sweet Italian sausage, tomato sauce, seasonings and some crushed red pepper. It’s a family favorite that will be on your table in less than 30 minutes!

Spinach and chickpea pasta

Delicious creamy pasta with spinach and chickpeas that is so creamy, you wouldn’t believe it has no cream in it! 

One Pot Spaghetti

Need some easy comfort food made with simple ingredients? Fix this Creamy One-Pot Spaghetti in only 45 minutes with onion, sweet bell pepper, garlic, ground Italian sausage, canned tomatoes, broth, canned coconut milk (or heavy cream) + dry spices.

One Pan Beef Stroganoff

This Easy One-Pan Beef Stroganoff is an easy dinner recipe you can make in a hurry on a busy weeknight.

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