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10+ One-Pot Pasta Recipes

on August 10, 2023
last updated April 22, 2024
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A list of 10+ One-Pot Pasta Recipes including this quick and easy 4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta.
overhead shot of serving bowl filled with mushroom pesto pasta

Looking for a meal that’s easy to whip up, clean and scarf down? This list of 10+ One-Pot Pasta Recipes has a variety of mouthwatering options to bring tons of flavor without the hassle.

Whether you’re craving seafood, want something meatless, or are seeking a plant-based option, there’s something on this list for you.

As a busy mom and environmental scientist, one-pot meals are my absolute favorite! Less clean-up means we save both time and water. Win, win!

And with such a wide variety of delicious one-pot recipes to choose from, cooking in just one pot definitely does not have to limit you!

Green tip: Speaking of cleanup, if you have a dishwasher-use it! Comparing dishwashing to handwashing, using an efficient dishwasher uses 1/6th the amount of water to get your dishes clean.

On this list, you will find all of my favorite one-pot pasta recipes, plus the full recipe for my Gourmet Mushroom Risotto which is ALWAYS a good idea.

One-Pot Pasta Recipes

  1. Mushroom Spinach Pasta with White Wine
  2. Cajun Salmon Pasta
  3. Mushroom Marsala Pasta
  4. Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Marinara Sauce
  5. Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta
  6. 2-Ingredient Pesto Tortellini
  7. Hummus Pasta with Basil (Vegan)
  8. One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce
  9. 4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta
  10. One-Dish Baked Goat Cheese Pasta

1. Mushroom Spinach Pasta with White Wine

One Pot Mushroom Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce
This Mushroom Spinach Pasta with White Wine is citrusy, fresh, and buttery and requires less than 30 minutes and one pot to make!
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2. Cajun Salmon Pasta

Cropped Picture of plated One Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta
This Cajun Salmon Pasta is comprised of creamy, slightly spicy pasta with crispy Cajun Salmon sitting on top. It’s easy to make and requires only one pot and 30 minutes from start to finish!
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3. Mushroom Marsala Pasta

Plate of One Pot Mushroom Marsala Pasta
This Mushroom Marsala Pasta is a beautiful balance of sweetness and tang from the Marsala wine and earthiness from the mushrooms, coming together in 20 minutes and in just one pot.
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4. Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Marinara Sauce

overhead view of Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Marinara Sauce in a large white serving bowl
This incredibly simple, outrageously delicious, and fast-as-lightning Vegan One-Pot Pasta will be your new go-to meal to feed the family.
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5. Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

Two plates of One-Pot Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta
This Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta Parmesan is the perfect balance of rich and creamy sauce and the smoky and salty flavor of lox. Only one pot and 20 minutes required!
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6. 2-Ingredient Pesto Tortellini

2-Ingredient Pesto Tortellini served up on a pink plate
This Pesto Tortellini brings tons of savory, herbaceous, and zesty flavor with just 2 ingredients, 15 minutes, and one pot!
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7. Hummus Pasta with Basil (Vegan)

One-Pot Hummus Pasta with Basil
This One-Pot Hummus Pasta uses creamy hummus, fresh-squeezed lemon, and herbaceous basil for a flavorful dish with minimal ingredients and in less than 30 minutes!
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8. One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce
This Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce is quick and easy to make, easy to clean up, and will feed the whole family! It's hearty, flavorful, creamy and cozy.
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9. 4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta

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This Mushroom Pesto Pasta is quick, easy, packed with flavor, and requires only one pot and 4 ingredients to come together!
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10. One-Dish Baked Goat Cheese Pasta

overhead shot of plated baked goat cheese pasta
This Baked Goat Cheese Pasta is a veggie-packed creamy pasta dish that comes together in less than 45 minutes and with just one dish!
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I hope this list of One-Pot Pasta recipes takes the stress out of weekday dinner for you! If you’re still not sure where to start, I’ve included this recipe for Mushroom Pesto Pasta, which is quick, easy, packed with flavor, and requires only one pot and 4 ingredients to come together!

overhead shot of serving bowl filled with mushroom pesto pasta

10+ One-Pot Pasta Recipes including Mushroom Pesto Pasta

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A list of 10+ One-Pot Pasta Recipes including this quick and easy 4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound pasta of choice (long or short)
  • 8 ounces white or baby bella mushrooms
  • 8 ounces pesto (8 ounces pesto = approx. 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta to al dente according to the directions on the box. Before straining, make sure to conserve at least 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Set pasta aside in a large bowl.
  • Slice your mushrooms longways in 2-4 thin pieces, depending on their size. Add them to the pot with olive oil.
  • Sautee mushrooms over medium heat until their juices release and they start to caramelize (5-8 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and add the pasta back to the pot with the mushrooms. Add the pesto and toss.
  • Assess the consistency. If it seems too thick and dense, add the pasta water about 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, 5 Ingredients or Less, Easy, Mushrooms, One-Pot, Pasta, Pesto, Pesto Pasta
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