Pasta purists may eye roll at the concept of one-pot pasta, but there are virtues to this straightforward method. See: Dinner in under ten minutes.
Consider these recipes a flexible template for using up seasonal ingredients you have on hand or leftovers you have in the fridge. In your pot you can wilt your favorite leafy greens, toss in a Parmesan rind while the water's boiling, add olives or a fistful of fresh herbs, finish with lemon zest—whatever triggers your imagination. And, soon enough, dinner is served—which means more time for summer plans.
What one-pot pasta variations get you excited? Tell us in the comments.
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).