4 Healthy One-Pot Pasta Recipes Anyone Can Cook

Updated 04/26/18

Do you have a hectic schedule? Is life so busy that even the simple pleasures like cooking have now become a chore? We feel you. We're all about easy weeknight meals and no-fuss breakfast ideas because, at the end of a long day (and at the beginning of one), we just want to eat a delicious meal and relax. Well, we found the holy grail of the fast and healthy fix, and it's ridiculously easy.

Say hello to one-pot pasta. We're already big fans of the one-pot style and love a slow-cooker recipe, but this one really takes home the grand prize for being effortless and delicious. While we were already aware of this low-touch dinner, chef and author Sabrina Fauda-Rôle brought it back into our daily lives when her new book, One-Pot Pasta, landed on our desk. "In addition to eating a tasty and healthy meal, you don’t have to spend time cooking and washing up a large number of pots, pans, and dishes," she told MyDomaine. "Also, most of the ingredients used in the recipes aren't expensive."

Who can resist such a simple, nutritious dish that only takes 15 minutes to make? Oh, and one that doesn't dent your weekly budget either? It's genius in our books. Ahead, Fauda-Rôle shares four of her favorite healthy one-pot pasta recipes from the new book. Make them today and be sure to share your experience with us on social.

Goat's Cheese, Tomatoes, and Olives

Goat's Cheese, Tomatoes, and Olives
Courtesy of Hardie Grant Books

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

250 g (9 oz.) pipe Rigate
200 g (7 oz.) cherry tomatoes, halved
150 g (5 oz.) fresh goat’s cheese
125 g (4 oz.) black olives (Niçoise)
1 small bunch of basil, torn
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 sprig of thyme
1 sprig of rosemary
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. rock salt
750 ml (25 fl. oz.) water

Four Cheeses Pasta

healthy one-pot Four Cheeses Pasta
Courtesy of Hardie Grant Books

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

250 g (9 oz.) Galletti
100 g (3 1/2 oz.) Fourme d’Ambert
60 g (2 oz.) matured goat’s cheese
100 g (3 1/2 oz.) grated Comté
150 g (5 oz.) mascarpone
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
2 pinches of nutmeg
1/2 bunch of chives, snipped
1 sprig of thyme
1 sprig of rosemary
2 bay leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
750 ml (25 fl. oz.) water

Orecchiette Primavera

Orecchiette Primavera
Courtesy of Hardie Grant Books

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

250 g (9 oz.) orecchiette
200 g (7 oz.) broccoli, cut into florets
150 g (5 oz.) frozen broad beans
150 g (5 oz.) French beans, cut into 1-cm (1/2-inch) lengths
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp. olive oil
200 ml (7 fl. oz.) single (light) cream
1 vegetable stock cube
1 teaspoon rock salt
Freshly ground black pepper
750 ml (25 fl. oz.) water
Shaved Parmesan, to serve

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Courtesy of Hardie Grant Books

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

250 g (9 oz.) spaghetti
12 pre-cooked meatballs
350 g (12 oz.) passata
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. olive oil
4 sprigs of thyme
8 large basil leaves
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. rock salt
Freshly ground black pepper
750 ml (25 fl. oz.) water
Grated Parmesan, to serve
Handful of rocket (arugula), to serve

Directions:

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This story was originally published on November 4, 2016, and has since been updated.

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