One Pot Pasta

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One Pot Pasta
One Pot Pasta

 Looking for Easy Pasta Recipes?

Easy pasta recipes are a must for BUSY cooks and this One Pot Pasta is crazy good … it all cooks in one pan in about 10 minutes!  You do not cook the pasta separately!  You literally throw it all in the pot and cook it!  What could be easier?  And best of all…this is delicious!  You can serve it just as it show above, or you can add a simple Marinara Sauce for extra pizzazz.  Try topping this with my Quick Marinara Sauce Recipe.

 

Ladle Quick Marinara Sauce Over One Pot Pasta
Ladle Quick Marinara Sauce Over One Pot Pasta

  

One Pot Pasta
 
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Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces linguine pasta
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes, including the juice
  • 1 large onion, cut in julienne strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • handful of fresh basil, sliced
  • 4½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
Instructions
  1. Place dry pasta, canned tomatoes, onion, garlic and basil in a large pot. Pour vegetable broth over everything in the pot. Sprinkle with the red pepper flakes and the oregano. Drizzle the olive oil over the top.
  2. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes but stir this every 2 minutes. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir the pasta well and serve.
  5. Garnish with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
  6. Note: You might want to top this with my Quick Marinara Sauce recipe!

 It’s hard to believe, but you really just dump all of the pasta ingredients into a pot and simmer for 10 minutes!  This is one of the easiest pasta recipes I have ever made!

One Pot Pasta Ingredients
One Pot Pasta Ingredients

As this cooks, the starch cooks out of the pasta and creates a yummy sauce.  You do not drain this after it cooks.  You just let this cook and it makes its own sauce!

Cooking the One Pot Pasta
Cooking the One Pot Pasta

After the 10 minutes of cooking time, uncover and cook a couple of minutes more to reduce the sauce to the consistency you desire.  

Easy Pasta Recipes are Great for Busy Cooks!

You can dish this up and serve it as is, or you can top it with my Quick Marinara Sauce Recipe.  Either way, it’s delicious!

 

 

This Italian Baked Pasta is a Cheese Lover’s Delight!

This easy baked pasta is delish!

Baked Pasta is a great go-to recipe for week-night meals or for casual entertaining.  Be sure to also check out our Easy Alfredo Sauce recipe at the end of this post too!

Italian Penne Pasta Bake in Induvidual Casserole

 

I love baked pasta ….and this one is super easy!  Italian Penne Baked Pasta is baked in a 9 X 13 casserole and can be served in individual casserole dishes for easy entertaining.  Pair it with my Easy Cheesy Bread and a salad and you have a meal!

Italian Penne Pasta Bake
 
Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups (measure dry) whole wheat penne pasta or whole grain pasta, cooked and drained
  • 24 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1½ cups Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Brown meat in large skillet, drain.
  3. Add cooked and drained pasta, the spaghetti sauce and ½ of the Parmesan cheese to the meat in the skillet. Mix well.
  4. Spoon into a greased 9 X 13 casserole dish. Top with the rest of the Parmesan cheese and the 1½ cups of Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Note: For easy entertaining, spoon the baked penne pasta into individual casserole dishes and serve with my Easy Cheesy Bread and a salad.

Ingredients for Italian Penne Pasta Bake

Brown the ground beef in a large skillet and drain.

Brown Ground Beef

Cook the pasta in a big pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes.

Boil Pasta

 

Add the drained pasta, the spaghetti sauce (we used Prego Pasta Sauce) and 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese to the cooked beef in the skillet.  Mix well.

Mix Pasta Ingredients in Skillet

Spoon into a 9 X 13 inch casserole dish and top with the remaining Parmesan cheese and the 1 1/2 cups of  Mozzarella cheese.

Ready for the oven…..

Italian Penne Pasts Bake Ready for the Oven

Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.  

Hot out of the oven….delish!

Italian Penne Pasta Baked in Casserole

This is full of cheesy…gooey goodness your family will love!

Italian Penne Pasta Bake Close Up

 

Remember…you can fancy this up by spooning it into individual casserole dishes for company fare!

Italian Penne Pasta in Individual Casserole with Lid

Be sure to try our Easy Alfredo Sauce Recipe too!

Let’s “Make Life Special” by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!! 

You Have to Make This Parmesan Pasta Recipe!

A simple pasta recipe is a must for every cook!

This Parmesan Pasta Recipe is a great side dish that’s quick and easy.  I like to use either Spinach Fettuccine or Garden Blend Fettuccine.  This is good served with any main dish – especially seafood or chicken.

Toss Noodles Together with Other Ingredients.

 

 

Parmesan Pasta
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 oz Garden Blend or Spinach Fettuccine
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook the noodles in boiling salted water. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in another pan or skillet . Add the drained noodles, tossing until hot. Add ½ cup whipping cream. Quickly stir in the beaten eggs and ¾ cup of the Parmesan cheese.
  3. Turn noodles onto serving platter. Sprinkle on the remaining ¾ cup Parmesan cheese.

Cook the pasta….

Boil the Pasta

Make the sauce in a skillet and add the drained pasta.  Enjoy!

Here you see my Parmesan Pasta topped with Scallops ‘A Moscato.  Delicious!!

Parmesan Pasta Topped with Scallops 'A Moscato

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Baked Ravioli Casserole

 

Baked Ravioli Casserole

Looking for some easy pasta recipes?

Get set for the ultimate comfort food with this baked ravioli casserole!  

Easy pasta recipes are great for family dinners and easy entertaining.  Layers of frozen ravioli make this lasagna-style recipe easy and delicious.  You can assemble this in less than 5 minutes and it takes about 30 minutes to bake.  This recipe meets all of the Make Life Special requirements — it is quick to make, it has only a few ingredients that are readily available, and it is yummy!  Casseroles are typically made with meat,vegetables, cheese and a sauce.  This casserole can be made without meat – as I have done here using the cheese ravioli; or you can substitute beef filled frozen ravioli if you prefer to add the meat.

I love this recipe because you can make it ahead of time and either freeze or refrigerate the ravioli casserole until you are ready to bake it.

Don’t omit the spinach…trust me on this one.  It really adds great flavor to this dish and it’s a great way to get your family to eat vegetables.  Remember…Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!

To view the complete video recipe, click here:  


 

To download printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:   Baked Ravioli Casserole  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray and spoon 1/3 of the sauce in the dish.  Arrange a layer of frozen ravioli on top of the sauce.

Squeeze the liquid out of the thawed spinach.  Scatter all of the spinach over the ravioli layer.

Top with half of each cheese.

Cover with another layer of ravioli and the remaining sauce and cheese.  Cover with aluminum foil and bake 25 minutes.

Uncover and bake 5 to 10 minutes more or until bubbly.

Just add a salad and some garlic bread and you have a great family meal!

 

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Baked Ravioli Casserole
 
Recipe type: Pasta
Ingredients
  • 28 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 30 ounces frozen cheese filled ravioli, unthawed
  • 10 ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 8 ounce bag shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Coat a 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray and spoon ⅓ of the sauce in the dish.
  3. Arrange a layer of frozen ravioli on top of the sauce.
  4. Squeeze the liquid out of the thawed spinach. Scatter all of the spinach over the ravioli layer.
  5. Top with half of the cheese.
  6. Cover with another layer if ravioli and the remaining sauce and cheese.
  7. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 25 minutes.
  8. Uncover and bake 5 to 10 minutes more or until bubbly.

Video: Baked Ravioli Casserole

Baked Ravioli Casserole will become one of your family’s favorite pasta recipes!

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Pasta On The Porch – Speedy Ziti

 

Looking for easy pasta recipes?  Speedy Ziti is a great summertime pasta dish!  It is so quick and easy – about 15 minutes start to finish.  

I love to serve meals outside when the weather is great and tonight I’m serving “Pasta On The Porch – Speedy Ziti”.   Enjoy!

Watch the YouTube How-to Tutorial for this recipe:  

 


Pasta On The Porch - Speedy Ziti
 
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Recipe type: Pasta
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ziti, Mostaccioli or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 12 oz chopped, cooked chicken
  • 2 teaspoons butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 10 oz package frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, warm the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the Dijon mustard and flour. Using a whisk, very gradually whisk in the chicken broth.
  4. Bring the broth to a boil and stir in the lemon juice, peas and parsley.
  5. When pasta is done, drain it well. Toss pasta and cooked chicken with the sauce.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

 

Prepare pasta according to package directions.

While pasta is cooking, melt the butter or margarine over medium heat in a large skillet.  Add the chopped onion and cook for 3 minutes.  Stir in the Dijon mustard and flour.  Using a whisk, very gradually whisk in the chicken broth.

Bring the broth to a boil and stir in the lemon juice, peas and parsley.

 

When pasta is done, drain it well.  Toss pasta and cooked chicken with the sauce, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Lets make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!

 

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Speedy Ziti

Video: Speedy Ziti Pasta


Speedy Ziti Pasta is a quick summertime pasta recipe. This video shows a “dinner for two” on the porch – serving Speedy Ziti Pasta.

 

 

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