Easy One Pot Pasta Recipe

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Easy One Pot Pasta
Have you ever made a one pot pasta recipe? You basically toss everything into one pot, cook it and eat it. Sounds easy right? Well, it is easy! Clean up is easy too thanks to the one pot meal! You can make all sorts of different one pot pasta combinations. I’m sharing an easy recipe to get you started and I bet you’ll continue to tweak it to mix it up and make many different one pot meals!

This recipe is the perfect addition to your recipe arsenal. When I need a quick, easy meal that I know will please and will NOT stress me out, I pull out this recipe and throw it together. It’s perfect for entertaining guests and thanks to the minimal prep and clean up, it will give you more time to visit with your guests and you’ll spend less time in the kitchen!

Cherry Tomatoes

My inspiration for this dish was the end of my cherry tomato harvest. I salvaged a few cups of cherry tomatoes from my garden after it got hit by frost and I knew I wanted to put together an easy one pot pasta recipe with them.

One pot pasta recipe

In a large dutch oven (this one is my favorite pot for one pot meals) combine cherry tomatoes, sliced in half, onions, garlic, frozen, fully cooked meatballs, basil, spaghetti or linguine noodles (uncooked), kosher salt, ground pepper, water and Italian seasoning.

One Pot Pasta - Cherry Tomatoes & Meatballs

Cover and bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil, remove cover and cook 7 minutes, until pasta is al dente. Stir occasionally. Liquid will absorb and become sauce when the tomatoes cook down. You’ll be left with a light tomato sauce that is deliciously fresh tasting. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

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Easy One Pot Pasta Recipe

Sarah | Must Have Mom
Easy one pot pasta recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 3 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 pound fully cooked frozen meatballs
  • 1 generous handful basil leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 pound dry linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large dutch oven combine all ingredients except Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover and cook on high until it reaches a boil.
  • Then uncover and boil for 7 minutes or until pasta is al dente, stirring occasionally.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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  1. This is a great recipe for those busy week nights, love the ingredients used to create this easy one pot recipe. I will be trying this one.

  2. I have made one pot pasta but never thrown in whole cherry tomatoes. It makes sense it would work, I might have to give this a try.

  3. Wow this looks so good!! And easy too. I love fresh basil and those yummy sweet cherry tomatoes. I will have to make this sometime. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I just made a one pot chili mac that my family loved. I was skeptical when the macaroni noodles went in uncooked but I think they absorbed the flavors of the dish much better that way.
    It was delish and the little bit of leftovers I had were not mushy at all, they were yummy too!

  5. It’s kind of bland with no sause. Make sure to cook it a bit longer as your noodles will stick together and not cook all the way.

    1. Thanks for your feedback! It’s definitely a more light pasta dish with the fresh tomatoes instead of sauce. If you like yours a little more saucy you can add a can of spaghetti sauce to it! Be sure to give your noodles a stir once they have cooked down into the pot in order to separate them a little.

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