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One Pot Pasta Recipe

One Pot Pasta

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"Quick, easy, and one of our favorites. Note: You must use a nonstick pan to keep from sticking."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add oil, and heat over a medium flame. Add onion and mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, sugar, and spices to skillet. When mixture begins to boil, stir in pasta. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 20 minutes. Stir mixture every 4 to 5 minutes while cooking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2007

4 Stars because the concept is so simple. Three for taste with the recipe as is. I had to double the spices, because the first time I thought it was too blah (but I like LOTS of flavor). Next time I will also top with cheese and then it will definitely go in our rotation.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2008

I took others advice & put in more spices than it called for, and maybe that was my bad. I have never had any luck with tomato based sauces before anyway so it could just be me, but I would not recommend this recipe to anyone.


36 Ratings

Mar 10, 2003

This was pretty good. I prepared exactly to recipe instructions, and the noodles were kind of mushy. I prefer a firmer pasta.

Jul 10, 2004

This was quick, easy and so delicious! My husband had two plates and even our 5 year old daughter, who NEVER finishes a meal, ate her entire plate! I left out the onion since my daughter won't eat it and used 8 oz of mushrooms. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. My daughter thought there was a little too much pepper in it, and I agreed that it was a little too much, so next time I will cut back on it. This will be a regular at our house served with salad and rosemary french bread from the local bakery.

Jul 24, 2011

This was delicious and super easy. I used 8oz of canned mushrooms and 1 cup of marinara sauce instead of plain tomato sauce (just because it's what I had on hand). I'm definitely adding this to our regular rotation and think there are lots of possibilities to customize it -- add sausage next time, maybe?

May 17, 2006

I loved the one pot idea. I thought it was tangy and mushy. I wouldn't cook it as long again. Next time I will add a little more sugar and top with cheese.

Aug 17, 2012

I first made it as written, and I agree with other reviewers it was pretty bland. I made this again with fresh tomatoes, herbs, garlic, and added some zucchini from the garden and it was wonderful. This time I also added a pound of hot italian ground sausage for my meat loving husband but I'm sure with the fresh veges & herbs it would have been excellent without.

Dec 03, 2009

This was really good. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is because it was a bit too sweet for us. Next time I make this I won't add the sugar. It is a 5/5 with no sugar. I use canned mushrooms and fresh garlic. Also I use a regular pot, not a nonstick, and haven't had any problem with sticking at all.


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  • Calories
  • 290 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 775 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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