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!

 

 

Goulash Baked Pasta Recipe

Baked Pasta Goulash

Baked Pasta Goulash

This Goulash Baked Pasta Recipe is perfect for week night meals!

Are you looking for an easy baked pasta recipe?  Everyone in my family loves this Goulash.  My Mom cooked Goulash a lot when I was growing up but she never baked it.  She always just made it on top of the stove and it was really good.  But I ramped up the recipe and then added the baking time to really take this easy family pasta dish over the top!  The recipe only has 5 ingredients.  I always say that if you can boil water, you can cook this dish!

Watch my cooking tutorial here

Video: Goulash Baked Pasta Recipe

This Goulash Baked Pasta Recipe is home style goodness at its finest! Cheese and pasta and tomato combine to make this favorite week night casserole!

Goulash Baked Pasta Recipe
 
If you can boil water, you can cook this Goulash Baked Pasta Recipe!
Author:
Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup macaroni
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown the beef and onion. Drain. Cook the macaroni in lightly salted water until done and drain.
  2. Mix the beef, onions, macaroni, soup and ½ cup of the cheese together.
  3. Pour into a greased casserole dish and top with the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.

 

This Goulash Baked Pasta Recipe is easy and economical!

Baked Goulash Ingredients

Baked Goulash Ingredients

Brown the ground beef and onions and drain.  Cook the macaroni until done and drain.  Add the cooked macaroni to the beef and onion mixture.

Add Cooked Macaroni to the Beef and Onion Mixture

Add Cooked Macaroni to the Beef and Onion Mixture

Stir in the tomato soup and 1/2 cup of the cheese.

Add Tomato Soup and 1/2 Cup of the Cheese

Add Tomato Soup and 1/2 Cup of the Cheese

Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.

 

Sprinkle Cheese on Top

Sprinkle Cheese on Top

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

Vickie Cooks Baked Goulash

Vickie Cooks Baked Goulash

 

 

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!! 

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
 
Cook time
Total time
 
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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