This is the one pot pasta dish you didn’t know you needed. And it comes with a major bonus: one dirty knife, one dirty cutting board, and one dirty pot.. all the mess you’ll be left to clean up.
#WINNING is a one pot pasta dish that’s creamy, packed with protein, poppin’ with fresh veg, comes together in just 30 minutes AND requires minimal cleanup. This is one of those solid lifesaver recipes I know you’ll be adding to your fam’s meal rotation.
8 servings per container
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat 23.6g 37%
- Saturated Fat 8g 40%
- Cholesterol 99mg 33%
- Sodium 1180mg 50%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Potassium 1468mg 42%
- Total Carbohydrate 71.3g 24%
- Dietary Fiber 14.4g 58%
- Sugars 2.3g
- Protein 40g 80%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Benefits of One Pot Recipes
Besides the obvious -less mess- there are a few reasons why one pot pasta dishes are amazing. The most important to me being flavor. When you use different pots and pans to individually cook ingredients you leave a bits of developed seasoning and caramelized fats behind. We want that flavor IN and ON the food, not coating a pot or pan. Sheet pan meals work a lot like this too! They let individual flavors build off one another, creating an incredibly easy yet delicious experience. I mean, it’s kinda the perfect at home combo if you ask me.
While I’d made a few one pot pasta meals in the past, this particular combination was inspired by one of my favorite places to learn- Milk Street. Their site is filled with recipes and stories that highlight dozens of cultures and ethnicities… bringing travel right to our tables. If you haven’t checked them out before, go do it! And of course, I’d love you to come on back and join me here!
And if you’re already here because you dig a one pot meal, make sure to check out my Easy Beef Curry recipe. I assure you, it comes in swingin with flavor.
There is one big misconception, however. One pot or one pan meals don’t mean you get to throw everything down and walk away for 30 minutes. This is not a crockpot. Ingredients don’t work like that. Not if you want depth of flavor. No. For flavor one must layer ingredients in a way that allows them to shine individually yet work together like the flawless gifts of goodness they are.
This is especially important when preparing to make a one pot pasta dish. If you were creating a dish on your own, let’s say with leftovers, the first step would be to consider what ingredients you plan on using.
Is anything super watery? What might need searing? Are you working with anything that’s precooked or could easily burn? For example, you wouldn’t start off a dish by adding minced garlic to hot oil… by the time you finished assembling everything else that garlic would be burnt, because well, garlic burns easily. Most greens, like kale, only need residual heat to become tender. Overcook them and… sure they’re edible, but they’re definitely not as enjoyable.
The goal here is to create a dish where ingredient compliment each other while maintaining their individual character. You’ll find this one pot pasta dish does just that. Making it completely irresistible.
While you could just plop a blob of pasta in a bowl and go to town, I’m going to ask you to push pause for a sec.
Sure, plop it.
But take a moment to grind a bit of fresh black pepper on top. Grate or dust fresh Parm all over. Tear a few leaves of basil or parsley and sprinkle like confetti. Go crazy and drizzle of high quality olive oil all over. Now go to town. After taking the time to prepare a home cooked meal, don’t cut this corner. The garnish. It’s not for show. It’s another layer of flavor that takes elevates any dish to super star status. And it only costs you about 30 more seconds.
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