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

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Courtesy of Hardie Grant Books

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

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

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

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Courtesy of Hardie Grant Books

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

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

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

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Courtesy of Hardie Grant Books

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

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

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

one-pot spaghetti recipes
Courtesy of Hardie Grant Books

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

Servings: 4
Duration: 15 minutes

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

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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