One Pot Pasta: Simple Dinner with Less Mess

Diana Chan October 28, 2014 Italian, Recipes


I’m a pretty lazy person when it comes to making dinner. I like to keep the mess minimal and not buy a million ingredients at the store. I don’t know why I always end up landing on BuzzFeed when I need shortcuts. I started reading about the different One Pot Pasta recipes.

I’m not one to follow a recipe and I just use it as a guide and then throw things into the pot because I try not to have any left over ingredients.


  • A box of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • A pack of smoked sausages, sliced
  • A pack of pasta
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, sliced
  • Handful of basil or 2 tablespoons of Basil Paste
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • Parmesan
  • 3 Cups of Water
  • drizzle of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Chop everything up and threw it in the pot or deep pan. I chopped the cherry tomatoes in half and sliced everything else up. It cooked quite quickly! Once it came to a boil, it was done in about 10 minutes. Just keep an eye on it till your pasta is al dente. If you decide to use dry pasta, it will take a bit longer.

Then I put in a handful of parmesan to make the pasta more creamy.


Save a bit of basil and sliced cherry tomatoes for garnish. Also, might as well throw more parmesan on top.


Bam! Dinner is served. It’s an easy dish to make and you can mess up the ratio of ingredients and it will still taste fine. I got M to give the dish a try and he loved it. Score! He didn’t die. I have such low standards for my cooking right?

From beginning to end, it only took about 20-30 minutes to complete this meal. It depends how slow or fast you prepare your ingredients.

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.