One-pot pasta recipes

Print Friendly

Forget slaving over the stove, these easy one-pot pasta recipes require little prep and are ready all in one go.

Whether you’re whipping together a mid-week dinner or can’t face doing a whole load of dishes, these two delicious recipes make it easy to prepare a gourmet pasta dish hassle free.

One Pot Bruschetta Pasta                        


Image via

This recipe is so simple and it takes just 10 minutes to prepare and incorporates all the fresh flavour of bruschetta into a warming pasta dish.


You’ll need:

  • 350 grams dried linguine
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs of basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 950ml of water

What to do

  1. In a large saute pan, add your linguine, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over the water on and then bring to a boil.
  1. Cook the pasta, stirring frequently, until most of the water has evaporated and pasta is al-dente. Roughly 9 minutes.
  1. Remove basil sprigs, sprinkle over salt, pepper and parmesan to taste. Serve.

Creamy Penne and Broccoli Pasta


This recipe from Pampered Chef is creamy and moreish – the perfect warming dish when the cooler nights creep in.


You’ll need:

  • 1 jar of sun-dried tomatoes, sliced into thin strips
  • 1.25 litres vegetable broth
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 450 grams dried penne
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into strips
  • 125 grams cream cheese, cubed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What to do:

  1. Add garlic with a splash of oil into a large stockpot and cook over medium heat until the garlic is golden brown.
  2. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Add pasta; cover and simmer for 10 minutes until pasta is al-dente.
  3. Add cream cheese and vegetables to the pot, stirring until the cream cheese is melted and fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat, cover and cook for an additional few minutes until vegetables are tender. Serve.

 Are you inspired to make your own one-pot pasta dish?

The following two tabs change content below.

Silversurfers Features Editor

Hello there! I’m Rachel and I’m the Features Editor for Silversurfers. I work behind the scenes to bring interesting, informative and entertaining subject matter to the Silversurfers community. I hope you enjoy the features we have shared with you. Please feel free to comment below and share your thoughts with us, we love to hear from you!

Latest posts by Silversurfers Features Editor (see all)

Not a member?

Join the silversurfers community today! It's free, easy to do, and is packed full of features and amazing offers!

Join the community!
Click here if you have forgotten your password
8th Apr 2016
Thanks for voting!
That's dinner sorted for Saturday evening then. One Pot Bruschetta Pasta, lovely.

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!

More Vegetarian

Delicious vegetarian dinners pumpkinpilaf
Eating vegetarian is easier than you think - cutting out meat or cutting back just a few days a...
Roasted Meditarranean Vegetable Pasta Salad Roasted Meditarranean Vegetable Pasta Salad
This colourful salad is hearty and delicious. Full of flavourful healthy ingredients it will keep...
Wild Mushroom Pappardelle pappardelle-of-shallots,-wild-mushrooms-and-tarragon
This light, flavourful wild mushroom pappardelle recipe is the perfect pasta dish for summer...
Persian Jewelled Rice persian-jewelled-rice-with-berryworld-raspberries-(1)
This fragrant rice dish is a spin on the classic Persian delicacy Javaher Polow. It's...
Asparagus, Tarragon & Almond Pizza Bianco Asparagus-Tarragon-&-Almond-Pizza-Bianco
Try a sophisticated spin on the classic takeaway pizza with this asparagus, tarragon & almond...
Pink Lady Apple Bircher Muesli Muesli
Pink Lady apple Bircher muesli is a delicious fresh breakfast which can be eaten straight away...
Watercress and Mushroom Sliders Watercress-&-mushroom-burgers
Plan a meat-free barbecue this summer with this delicious recipe for watercress and mushroom...
Spring onion and asparagus risotto Pam Lloyd PR Love The Crunch (15th April 2015)
Enjoy a hearty dish with the first fresh taste of summer with this spring onion and asparagus...
British Asparagus and Pea Risotto with Lemon and Crème Fraiche ASPARAGUS AND PEA RISOTTO
The British Asparagus season has just begun! Risottos are great because the core ingredients can...
Asparagus Tartlets with Goats’ Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Rocket tart
These work well as a tasty summer lunch, and the goats’ cheese can be substituted with a good...
Beetroot and Potato Gratin beetroot-and-potato-gratin
This beetroot and potato gratin is a spin on a classic and is the perfect...
Pea and Goat’s Cheese Tart pea,-beetroot,
Serve up a decadent vegetarian lunch this Mother's Day with our pea and goat's cheese tart recipe...