Creamy Marinara One-Pot Pasta – My favorite go-to weeknight dinner. The easiest and most delicious pasta, made with rich marinara sauce and packed with veggies. Super healthy & ready in only 10 minutes!
I probably shouldn’t admit this, but one-pot pastas have become my go-to dinner.
I fell in love with one-pot pastas while I was working at this bakery a few years ago. I had super weird hours & usually got home around 10pm (and my boyfriend never gets home before 9:30). I don’t know about you but after getting home, exhausted and hungry, I don’t want to have to cook, I just want to EAT.
Enter one-pot pastas. What a science miracle.
For anyone who has never made one of these, it’s the easiest thing in the world. You literally throw everything into one pot & let it cook. No boiling pasta water, no cooking vegetables, and best of all, NO DISHES. Well, one dish. One pot, to be specific.
I used to make these because they were quick and easy after a long day, but now I make them because they are DARN GOOD. This is my no-fail recipe that you can totally customize. As long as the amounts of pasta & liquid stay the same, you can add literally anything you want!
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ of a medium-sized onion, chopped
- 1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
- 12 oz. dry pasta
- 1½ cups marinara sauce
- 2 cups water
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 large bunch kale
- 2 oz. vegan cream cheese
- Add olive oil to a big pot & set over medium heat.
- Cook the onion & garlic until the onion is translucent (about 5 minutes).
- Add the broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the dry pasta, marinara, water, & seasonings.
- Bring to boil, then cover and reduce to simmer.
- Cook 8-10 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is fully cooked.
- Remove from heat and add the cream cheese, stir until it's fully incorporated.
- Fold in the kale pieces, cover, & let sit for 2 minutes until the kale is wilted.
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