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12 One-Pot Pastas To Make With What's In The Fridge

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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.

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Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta

Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta by Kristen Miglore

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One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta (a.k.a. the Lazy Cook's Fettuccine Alfredo)

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Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe by Jenny Goycochea

Kathy Brennan & Caroline Campion's Skillet Lasagna

Kathy Brennan & Caroline Campion's Skillet Lasagna by Genius Recipes

Pasta with Spring Vegetables, Bathed in Cream
Pasta with Spring Vegetables, Bathed in Cream
Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, and Brie
Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic, Basil, and Brie
One-Pot Pastalaya

One-Pot Pastalaya by inpatskitchen

Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup by jessie schupack

One-Pan Bucatini with Leeks and Lemon
One-Pan Bucatini with Leeks and Lemon
Waste Not Pasta
Waste Not Pasta

What one-pot pasta variations get you excited? Tell us in the comments.


Tags: summer, simple, pasta, one-pot