21 One-Pot Pasta Dishes to Save Weeknight Dinners

Barely have time to get a hearty dinner on the table most weeknights? Well, stop resorting to takeout and instead try any of these one-pot wonders that will barely take you half an hour to whip together. Best of all, you’ll only have one pot to clean afterwards!

  1. One-Pot Spicy Chicken Fajita Pasta

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    Tex-Mex and Italian tastes come together in this flavor-packed fiesta-ready dish made with peppers, tomato, and homemade taco seasoning.

  2. One-Pot Chicken Alfredo

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    This quick weeknight dinner is sure to put a smile on the face of everybody in your family, and is SO much better than anything you can get for overpriced take-out.

  3. One-Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese

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    If you’re looking for an easy mac and cheese recipe to satisfy your comfort food craving, it doesn’t get any easier/cheesier than this: 25 minutes, simple pantry ingredients, and just one pot. This creamy macaroni and cheese is way out of boxed mac and cheese’s league.

  4. One-Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken Pasta

    Sometimes the simplest ingredients make the best-tasting dishes. After all, what ingredients are more tasty and reliable than lemon and garlic?!

  5. Spicy One-Pot Noodles

    This spicy dish takes its influence from all over the map, with flavor coming from red pepper, onion, garlic, soy sauce, Sriracha, ginger and much more. Even better? It’s also packed full of vegetables like carrots and zucchini to make this dish even more of an easy one-stop shop.

  6. Creamy One-Pot Pasta

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    If you’re looking for a fantastic light dinner, eat this 20-minute dish as is. If you want it to be a little heartier, add meatballs or grilled chicken chicken breast into the pot. Either way, your whole family will be pleased!

  7. One-Pan Sausage and Pasta

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    This elegantly easy dish is filled with yummy andouille sausage and classic flavors for a taste absolutely everybody will love. We love trying new, ambitious recipes that’ll impress our friends and family, but sometimes, we just need a simple dish that’ll fill us up without tiring us out. This meal is definitely that!

  8. One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

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    Here’s another take on Chicken Fajita pasta that’s just as delicious as our other version and, if you can believe it, even easier and quicker!

  9. One-Pot Pizza Pasta Bake

    Damn Delicious calls this one “an easy crowd-pleasing one pot meal that the whole family will love!” We definitely agree, and love this take on pizza that doesn’t require any messy dough-tossing.

  10. One-Pot Andouille Sausage Pasta

    One-pot meals don’t get any easier than this one, and thanks to that great sausage, they don’t get much more flavorful, either! Plus, this one only needs about 5 minutes of prep.

  11. One-Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta

    Get a little over-enthusiastic at the farmer’s market and come home with a bunch of vegetables you can’t possibly use before they go bad? Throw them into this one-pot dish that’s as delicious as it is colorful and pretty.

  12. One-Pot Spicy Chicken Riggies

    What are “riggies”? Rigatoni pasta, of course! This incredible dish features that fun pasta along with chicken breasts, tomato cream sauce and a hot cherry pepper.

  13. One-Pot Red Wine Pasta

    Here’s a classy and delicious dish that’s perfect for date night. (After all, dishes don’t really scream romance, do they?) You can use any red wine you want in this recipe, so pick your fave and enjoy the rest with dinner.

  14. One-Pot Caprese Pasta

    This creamy take on caprese is as delicious as it gets. This recipe calls for feta sprinkled on top, but we figure you can go even more classic and sub in some crumbled mozzarella if you prefer, too.

  15. One-Pot Greek Chicken Pasta With Creamy Feta Wine Sauce

    Love feta and prefer your Mediterranean dishes to be more Greek than Italian? Here’s an incredible take that melts the feta cheese into the wine sauce for the ultimate in classic, tasty, healthy one-pot pasta.

  16. One-Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta

    Craving something all-American? This dish gives you a taste of barbecue even on days when you’re stuck inside. It also features bacon for even more flavor, but vegetarians can simply take it and the chicken out and still enjoy an incredibly tasty one-pot pasta dish.

  17. One-Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

    Here’s another one that’s great for vegetarians! With cremini mushrooms and zucchini, this dish is as creamy and hearty as it gets.

  18. Shrimp Scampi Linguini

    Think shrimp scampi is too difficult no matter how many pots you use? Think again! This dish is easy from prep to clean-up, and has all of the garlic-butter taste you could possibly want.

  19. One-Pot Wonder Chicken Lo Mein

    The Wholesome Dish says, “I guess it isn’t technically lo mein since I used linguini instead of traditional lo mein noodles, which contain egg. But, it’s close. I like using pasta in this because you can use whole wheat pasta. Also, all of the ingredients in this dish are things that many people keep on hand in their pantry or refrigerator [. . .] You could change this up by adding just about any vegetables that you like. Also, this could easily be made into a vegetarian dish by using vegetable broth and leaving out the chicken.

  20. One-Pot Spicy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Tomatoes

    This simple-sounding dish gets a great kick from some red pepper flakes, and it’s topped with gently melted mozzarella to make it something as special as it is quick and easy.

  21. 30-Minute Skillet Lasagna

    Yes, even lasagna can be a one-pot dish! This version is just as delicious and has never been easier.