One Pot Pasta

May 3, 2014

One Pot Pasta dishes are perfect for busy weeknights because they are simple, fast and delicious!  For week 4 of the Healthy Eating Challenge, I put together this flavorful, insanely easy pasta dish.  This is one of those magical meals that you can throw into a pot, and less than 20 minutes later you’re eating a delicious, healthy, simple and inexpensive pasta dish.  It sounds a little too good to be true, but rest assured, it really is as good as it sounds!

One Pot Pasta | Healthy Recipe | Easy Recipe

One Pot Pasta


  • 12 oz organic whole wheat spaghetti (I find mine at Costco)
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (or 2 cups diced tomatoes)
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil, cut into ribbons
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth


  1. Add all ingredients to a large (12″) skillet with tall sides.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Boil for 10-12 minutes, or until spaghetti is al dente and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  2. Serve warm.


  • If you have family members who are sensitive to spicy food, try cutting the red pepper flakes down to 1/4 tsp.
  • For the BEST TOMATO CUTTING TIP IN THE UNIVERSE see what I posted for Western Gardens.  Saves so much time!!
  • Sometimes I make this with Linguine.  Sometimes I use a 16 oz package and increase the water to 5 cups.  This recipe is super versatile and easy to adjust!
    One Pot Pasta | Healthy Recipe | Easy Recipe
One Pot Pasta | Healthy Recipe | Easy Recipe
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Be sure to check out all the other great recipes from this week’s challenge!
Watermelon Juice – Rick•a•bam•boo

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burger – Clarks Condensed

Raw Almond & Arugula Pesto – Project Domestication

Roasted Broccoli and Red Peppers – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Healthy Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate Date Balls (Vegan; GF and Raw Option) – Wallflour Girl

Baked Sweet Potato Chips – Keep It Simple Sweetie

Lemon Cookies – Cooking with Curls

Rosemary Citrus Water – Delightful E Made

Kalua Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa – Everyday Southwest

Miso Soup – Je suis alimentageuse

By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!