I've rounded up 26 of my all-time favorite one-pot pasta recipes! From ground beef to chicken, ham, sausage and everything in between, you're sure to find something you love!!
On those super busy weeknights, one-pot pasta recipes are the first thing that comes to my mind! Not only because they're quick and easy, but also because pasta is something my whole family loves. Just grab a large skillet and hop to it!
Perhaps my favorite thing about these recipes is that there's no waiting for pasta water to boil!! Therefore, the end result is lots of flavor (soaked up by the pasta!), few dishes and one happily fed family!
Check out the recipes below. I'm sure with all the different flavor variations, there'll be something that'll catch your eye!! So, let's get to it! 26 EASY one-pot pasta recipes......
One Pot Pasta Recipes with Ground Beef
One Pot Spaghetti
One Pot Spaghetti with meat sauce turns the classic into a weeknight favorite, thanks to fewer dishes, less time and more flavor!! If you love a classic pasta with marinara sauce, this one is for you!
One Pot Skillet Lasagna
This one pot Skillet Lasagna has all the components of a classic lasagna, but in a quick and easy 30-minute recipe!
Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet
This Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet is made in one dish for a quick and easy meal the whole family will enjoy! It's like hamburger helper, but better!
One Pot Ground Beef Casserole
This One-Dish Ground Beef Casserole is enjoyed by even the pickiest of eaters. With few ingredients and very few dishes, it's a win-win for everyone!!
One Pot Enchilada Pasta
All the flavors of a beef & cheese enchilada come together beautifully in this creamy, One Pot Enchilada Pasta!
Creamy Red Pepper Pasta Skillet
This pasta skillet is so easy and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. A jar of roasted red peppers and red pepper flakes bring a great depth of flavor and the cream cheese balances the flavor and gives it a creamy texture.
One Pot Hamburger Helper
This One-pot Hamburger Helper from my friend Julie is an easy recipe to make, and a hearty and filling meal for the whole family, even the pickiest eaters.
This easy Homemade Beefaroni is a hearty and delicious take on the childhood classic. Made in just one pan (no boiling noodles separately!), it comes together quickly and the entire family will enjoy it!
One Pot Million Dollar Spaghetti
This creamy tomato and sausage One Pot "Million Dollar Spaghetti" creates few dishes and is a super quick and easy meal!
Beefed Up Ramen
Step up your ramen noodle game with this 15-minute, three ingredient meal fix - Beefed Up Ramen!!
Easy Taco Pasta Skillet
Angel hair pasta makes this pasta skillet a SUPER quick and easy weeknight dinner! It's beefy, cheesy, and full of Tex-Mex flavors - top with avocado slices, fresh tomatoes and hot sauce for a spicy kick!
One Pot Pasta Recipes with Chicken
Chicken Macaroni Casserole
This one dish Chicken Macaroni Casserole is super creamy, cheesy and comforting. It's a simple weeknight meal your whole family will LOVE! Use leftover rotisserie chicken or cooked and diced chicken breast!
One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta
This easy One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta is creamy, a bit spicy (thanks to the cajun seasoning) and packed with flavor, making it a perfect weeknight meal!
Instant Pot Chicken and Bacon Carbonara
This recipe is an Olive Garden copycat recipe created by my friend Jennifer!! It's a creamy, flavorful and DELISH one-pot meal!
One Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles
This comforting and simple to make meal is made all in one pot. Creamy chicken and noodles is a great weeknight dinner that is full of flavor and the whole meal is in one dish!
White Chicken Enchilada Pasta
White Chicken Enchilada Pasta is packed with chicken and green chiles in a smooth and cheesy white sauce. All the flavors of white chicken enchiladas, but done in one pan!
One Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta
This creamy One Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal! It's quick & easy to make and the pasta is bursting with pesto flavor!
One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta
This yummy recipe comes from my friend Brandie over at The Country Cook.net. How good does this sound?!!
One Pot Pasta Recipes with Sausage
One Pot Sausage Linguini
This delicious recipe comes from my friend Lynne over at 365 Days of Baking and More! I love the addition of cherry tomatoes and fresh basil - yum!!
One Pot Italian Sausage and Broccoli Pasta
My friend Carlee created this delicious recipe! This is a delicious creamy one pan meal and a great way to get dinner on the table in a hurry with a minimum number of dirty dishes.
Pressure Cooker Pasta with Sausage and Spinach
This fast pressure cooker pasta recipe from my friend Kristy is an easy one-pot meal in your instant pot. Packed with leafy spinach, juicy Italian sausage and penne pasta your family will love this fast weeknight dinner recipe.
Other One Pot Pasta Recipes
One Pot Ground Turkey Spaghetti
Thanks to my friend Kristy, this simple pasta is cooked all in one pot for a fast and easy dinner. Everyone will love this great recipe!
One Pot Cheesy Ham & Noodle Casserole
This ham and noodle casserole comes together in a jiffy, with just 5 ingredients! It's creamy, cheesy and fit for the whole family! I love topping mine with a heavy sprinkling of black pepper....yum!
One Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta
Last but not least......Juicy steak, tender onions & peppers and a whole 'lotta flavor are packed into this One Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta! Easy, cheesy, delicious!
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
This pasta combines mushrooms, dry white wine, and Parmesan cheese with linguine for a light meal with tons of umami flavors! And the best part? This one dish meal is super quick and has very little clean-up!
Instant Pot Alfredo Primavera
This recipe from my friend and fellow Iowa blogger Ally is creamy and oh so delicious!! If you've got an Instant Pot, this one is a must-try! The heavy cream and parmesan cheese come together to make a wonderful sauce!
Notes about these One-Pot Recipes
- Most of these recipes make a pretty large panful of pasta. Therefore, you'll need a large pot, skillet or Dutch oven to fit it all in one pot! I tested several different options and chose my absolute favorites for you!
- Cooking time will vary depending on which type of uncooked pasta you use. Most of these posts will have a recommended pasta shape(s).
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Many of these recipes can easily be made gluten free. Simply use gluten-free pasta in place of the pasta - you may have to adjust the cook time, FYI.
I'd love to know which one of these easy dinners you're most excited to try!!! Tell me in the comments below when you find your new favorite!!! ~Kelsey
I am going to have to work my way through this list! One pot pasta recipes are life savers on busy nights.