You鈥檝e exhausted your crock pot recipes, you鈥檝e blown through all of your freezer-friendly meals and you鈥檙e saving your taco recipes for Tuesday 鈥 we understand the dilemma. Don鈥檛 fret. The one-pot pasta trend is still going strong because, quite frankly, it鈥檚 a lifesaver. They鈥檙e a cinch to throw together, they鈥檙e done in less than 30 minutes, they鈥檙e delicious *and* they leave you with minimal clean-up. BOOM! So whether you鈥檙e feasting solo in a hurry to make it to spin class or you鈥檙e feeding an entire family before having to drive kids to soccer practice, you can now finally breathe. These 15 one-pot pasta wonders will be your saving grace this #MeatlessMonday 鈥 or any frenzied day of the week.

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1. One-Pot Broccoli-Cauliflower Mac and Cheese: Nothing says comfort quite like a rich bowl of mac and cheese. With a gooey center and a crisped top, this tangy cheddar-based mac even offers a full serving of veggies. (via So Munch Love)

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2. One-Pot Asparagus and Spinach Gnocchi: Now here鈥檚 a dish that makes it easy to eat up those greens. If you鈥檙e looking for a quick yet hearty vegan meal, this is right up your alley. Full of bright flavors and different textures, not one bite is the same. (via Green Evi)

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3. Vegan One-Pot Creamy Mushroom Pasta: Your spouse texts you with news that friends are in town, and you now have last-minute dinner guests 鈥 NBD. This 20-minute dish proves that you can be fancy and still keep things quick and simple. No crisis here! (via Delicious Everyday)

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4. Coconut Lime Noodle Bowls: A solid pasta dish is usually associated with deep and rich flavors. Unfortunately, such dishes can also be pretty heavy on the stomach. If you鈥檙e looking for something quick, light and brightly flavored before your mid-week martial arts class or paint-and-sip, prep yourself a bowl of this. (via Healthy Seasonal Recipes)

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5. One-Pot French Onion Farro: This one-pot farro falls somewhere between risotto and French onion soup 鈥 in other words, it鈥檚 flippin鈥 magical. You can even serve it with a Gruyere-topped crostini and a sprig of fresh thyme for that added element of guilty pleasure. Welcome to Swoon City, population: You. (via Kitchen Treaty)

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6. One-Pot Sesame Vegetable Pasta: When you think pasta, you don鈥檛 typically think toasted sesame oil or soy sauce. But guess what? It totally works! And now it鈥檚 going to be something you DO think about often, because this veg-packed sesame pasta is *on point*. (via The Kitchen Paper)


7. One-Pot Vegan Pasta: Orecchiette shells act as little saucy cups in this veggie-packed one-pot wonder. This meal is quick and easy enough for midweek crises and classic enough for Sunday dinner. Can we be BFFs with Minimalist Baker now? (via Minimalist Baker)

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8. One-Pot Coconut Curry Pasta: This Thai-inspired meal will make your love for one-pot dishes burn even brighter than before. From the nuttiness of the whole wheat pasta to the candy-like sweet potatoes, the flavors in this dish play off of one another really well. Embrace change and try this out. (via Yup.. It鈥檚 Vegan!)

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9. One-Pot Pasta With Tomato and Mascarpone Sauce: Don鈥檛 you just want to stick your whole head into that pan? It might be worth the facial blistering. You can come up with a jillion delicious pasta variations, but nothing will ever beat the flavors of tomatoes, fresh basil and CHEESE. (via Ciao Veggie)

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10. One-Pot Vegetarian Pesto Tortellini: For that evening you get home late from work with a grumbling tummy and very little energy, this option is grand. This meal can be ready in just 20 minutes. WHAT! You鈥檒l get a delicious dose of comfort, a full serving of veggies and a well-deserved shot of feel-good. (via Whitney Bond)

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11. One-Pan Gnocchi With Sundried Tomatoes and White Beans: If you鈥檙e a sucker for that whole 鈥渃rispy on the outside, soft on the inside鈥 thing, you need to treat yourself to this pan-fried gnocchi. Fried until golden brown, these gems are then tossed with white beans, spinach and mushrooms. (via Sweet Peas and Saffron)

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12. One-Pot Udon and Zucchini Noodle Curry Bowls: This tasty bowl brings fluffy udon and zucchini noodles together in a scrumptious homemade curry sauce. If you鈥檙e on the fence and want some carbs but not all carbs, this dish offers a wonderful balance. (via Life As a Strawberry)

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13. Easy One-Pot Chow Mein: When the craving hits for take-out Chinese, nothing can get your mind off it 鈥 especially if it鈥檚 the middle of a turbulent work week, when take-out makes sense. What makes even better sense, however, is to save the calories and create a one-pot Chow Mein in the comfort of your own abode. (via Addicted to Yum)

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14. One-Pot Zucchini Pasta: A common topic of conversation right now is zucchini, zucchini and, yes, even more zucchini. Anyone with a garden knows that zucchini grows quickly, which is why people are constantly trying to give it away. This dish is a great way to use it up. (via Making Thyme for Health)

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15. One-Pot Peanut Sauce Noodles: We bet you never imagined that you鈥檇 be chucking a dollop of nut butter into a pot full of noodles, veggies and broth 鈥 but you will be *LOVING* it. This easy weeknight dinner is delectable with its rich and smooth flavors. It鈥檚 also vegan, GF and oil-free 鈥 so almost anyone can enjoy. (via Vegan Richa)

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