I found a way to make pasta even better with my Creamy One Pot Pasta. By making everything at one time in one pot, you’re not only saving precious time in the kitchen by skipping out on boiling and draining the pasta, you’re also allowing all the flavors of the ingredients infuse together during cook time. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll end up with only one pot in the sink and a dish that others will swear took you hours to make.
The flavors of my Creamy One Pot Pasta come from the combination of garlic, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, basil, and pearl onions. But these ingredients are not just there for flavor, because there’s something special that they each bring to the dish. I love how the tomatoes and basil bring some color to each bite, while the mushrooms and pearl onions add some different levels of texture. This pasta is anything but boring!
Creamy One Pot Pasta
The real magic of this Creamy One Pot Pasta comes from boiling all the ingredients together with the spaghetti noodles. Forget about boiling the noodles separately, because that only adds 15 more minutes of prep, and a whole other pot and colander to deal with in the dishes. Instead, cooking the pasta with the ingredients directly helps with the overall quality of the dish. Usually, saving some of the boiled water from pasta and adding it to your sauce will add flavor, thicken the sauce, and also allow the sauce to stick to the pasta. In this dish, you don’t need to add the boiled pasta water because it’s all getting cooked together directly in the pasta water!
To finish off the Creamy One Pot Pasta, top with Parmesan cheese. I like to use a hand grater (affiliate link) because it finely grates the cheese to bring yet another level of flavor to each bite. You’ll finish this dish with time to spare, and that deserves some celebration for yourself. Have a glass of wine, open up a book, or if you’re like me, start planning for that next recipe!
- 8oz uncooked pasta
- 2 cups grape tomatoes (halved)
- 1 cup pearl onions or ½ onion
- 2 cups mushrooms (quartered)
- 1 handful basil
- 4 cloves of garlic (sliced thinly)
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tbsp. salt
- ½ tbsp. black pepper
- 3 cups water
- ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
- Add everything in large pot and cook on medium heat.
- Continue to watch over the pot and stir occasionally.
- Cook for about10-12 minutes or until spaghetti is al dente.
- Turn off heat and add parmesan cheese.