Give These 18 One-Pot Pastas a Twirl Tonight
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Give These 18 One-Pot Pastas a Twirl Tonight

The time-starved and dishwasher-free among us oughta love these recipes. Unlike your typical pasta dinner, each of these 18 recipes ditches the usual multiple pots and pans, colanders and casserole dishes, and streamlines things into just. one. pot. Seriously. ONE. Let’s give these noodles a twirl.

1. One-Pan Pasta: Legend has it that this here recipe is the one-pot pasta that started it all. Thanks, Martha! (via Martha Stewart)

2. One Pot Spicy Chicken Riggles: Featuring peppers both sweet and spicy, this creamy pasta is a real treat that works for celebratory and everyday dinners alike. (via Host the Toast)

3. One Pot Sausage + Mushroom Pasta: Both your budget and your belly will thank you for making this dish — each filling serving only sets you back about a dollar. (via Budget Bytes)

4. One Pot Zucchini Leeks With White Wine Sauce (Vegan): This thoughtfully flavored pasta is simply meant for alfresco dining on a warm spring or summer evening. (via Yup, It’s Vegan)

5. One Pot Lemon Orzo Shrimp: The whole family will love this inventive one-pot alternative to the usual shrimp scampi. (via Damn Delicious)

6. One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta: There’s no need to light the grill to enjoy all the flavors of your fave BBQ chicken. Instead, this enticing pasta cooks up in fewer than 30 minutes on the stovetop. (via Kirbie Cravings)

7. One Pot Sweet Potato, Bacon and Sage Pasta: Both kiddos and adults alike will enjoy digging in to this brightly colored pasta. Even better, it’s easy enough for the little ones to help out with! (via Hello, Wonderful)

8. One Pot Wonder Cajun Chicken Alfredo: A touch of spicy Cajun seasoning adds just enough heat to this lightened up alfredo. P.S. According to the author, it’s a dead ringer for the higher-calorie stuff served at a favorite chain restaurant. (via The Wholesome Dish)

9. Skinny One Pot Chili Macaroni: We’re gonna go out on a limb and say that this totally-from-scratch, not-from-a-box chili-mac is the true hamburger ground turkey helper. (via Oh, Sweet Basil)

10. Creamy Sausage and Spinach Tortellini: It’s nice to see that filled pastas like tortellini take just as well to the one-pot treatment. (via Everyday Reading)

11. One Pan Sour Cream and Jalapeño Cheddar Chicken Enchilada Pasta: Some nights you just need to forgo all the rolling-up of regular old enchiladas and make this pasta instead. It hits all the same spicy, creamy notes, while leaving you with a fraction of the dishes. (via Cooking for Keeps)

12. One Pot Pasta: Andouille sausage adds a welcome bit of heat and heartiness to each twirl. Switch things up by swapping in a different flavor of sausage when the mood strikes. (via Damn Delicious)

13. One Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta: With flavors so good, this pasta is worth mentioning again. If you like to keep things fresh, go ahead and stir in sour cream in place of goat cheese for almost an entirely different experience. (via Kitchen Treaty)

14. One Pot Veggie Mac N Cheese: There’s no need to reach for the blue box anymore; this homemade mac is just as easy to make and packs in some veggie action at the same time. (via Three Boys Unprocessed)

15. Asian Chicken Pasta: A fusion of sorts, this tempting dish is kinda like pad Thai meets lo mein. Basically, feel free to retire those takeout menus ASAP. (via From Calculus to Cupcakes)

16. One Pot Manly Cheesy Chicken Penne: Velveeta flexes a bit of muscle outside of the queso bowl to create one outstanding dish. (via The Cozy Cook)

17. One Pot Chicken Pasta: You’ve got all the bases covered with this mushroom, tomato, chicken and mozzarella-packed pasta. (via Sweet Potato Chronicles)

18. One Pot Taco Pasta: Have you heard? This pasta is the get-out-of-Taco-Tuesday-tortilla-free loophole. Not that you’d ever need one… (via Damn Delicious)

Have you ever tried making a one-pot pasta? Any tips or favorite flavor combos of your own? Let’s talk about our favorite time savers in the comments!