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One-Pot Pantry Pasta

  • Author: Misfits Market


We love a simple pasta dish! It’s an easy weeknight dinner that doesn’t require a lot of prep. This simple one-pot pasta dish is also super customizable. Regardless of what onions you have or if you have cherry or grape tomatoes, the key is to let everything simmer together for a fragrant and filling dish that can be enjoyed in minutes.


  • 1 pound dried pasta like spaghetti or linguine
  • 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes or winter squash, cubed, or 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 red, white, or yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil, or greens spinach or kale, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the cheese into a large pot or Dutch oven. Turn heat to high. Allow the mixture to boil, about 9-12 minutes, stirring often. (This will help the pasta from sticking.)
  2. Reduce to a simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes. As the liquid evaporates, the starch from the pasta will thicken the “sauce.”
  3. When everything is cooked to your liking, turn off heat and sprinkle in the cheese. Stir to combine and serve immediately. Enjoy!