It’s back to school season and pasta is the easiest weeknight dinner for the entire family. This one-pan pasta will be your life saver as it’s so easy and quick. The pasta is cooked right in the sauce, in your pan, in 20 minutes.
This recipe also yields delicious pasta as the noodles soak up all the goodness of the ingredients. All you have to do is throw all your ingredients into the pan and magic happens! Plus, there is only one pan to clean up after the meal.
Which Pasta is Best for One-Pan Pasta?
You should use spaghetti as the noodles are thinner and they will get cooked evenly in the pan. Angel hair will work well, too, but you might want to cut down the cooking time by 1 minute or so, as you don’t want soggy and overcooked pasta.
Pan or Pot?
For the cookware, you can use a pot, for example: a Dutch oven, or a wide soup pot. I like to use my skillet for one-pan pasta. For the best results, make sure your cookware is wide enough for the spaghetti noodles.
If not, break the spaghetti into halves so they are covered by the sauce while cooking. If it is too narrow, the pasta will not get cooked properly.
Can You Freeze The Leftover
Trust me, there will be no leftovers, but in case you do, you can just freeze them in the refrigerator.
You have keep them in a plastic container, ziplock bag, or a pasta bowl covered with shrink wrap. To eat, reheat in the microwave for 1 minute.
What Dishes to Serve with this Pasta Recipe?
For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.