Easy One-Pot Pasta

January 13, 2021

30 Minute Meals

By: Jasmine Briones 

If you’re looking for a fuss-free recipe, this vegan one-pot pasta is for you! It requires simple ingredients and is ready in just about 15 minutes. Don’t you worry though, it’s still packed with flavor, hearty and satisfying.

vegan pasta in a pot with tomatoes, kale, olives, basil and parmesan

This recipe was adapted from the popular one-pan pasta from Martha Stewart. We of course put our own spin on the recipe and although it was already good, we thought that we could still pack in a bitttt more flavor to take the dish to the next level.

vegan pasta ingredients in a white pot

Here are the key ingredients that you will need for this recipe:

  • Extra virgin olive oil: not only does the oil cook the aromatics, but it is also used to coat the pasta in this recipe in place of a sauce
  • Onion and garlic: a simple yet essential aromatic flavor base to start this dish off right
  • Red pepper flakes: adds a very minimal yet perfectly balanced amount of heat. Feel free to add more as you prefer!
  • Tomatoes: along with the olive oil, the tomatoes help create the most beautiful delicate sauce for this dish
  • Basil and lemon: add a burst of freshness and brighten up all of the flavors in this dish
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If you’re looking for more one-pot vegan recipes, we’ve got you covered:

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vegan pasta in a pot with tomatoes, kale, olives, basil and parmesan

Easy One-Pot Pasta


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

If you’re looking for a fuss-free recipe, this vegan one-pot pasta is for you! It requires simple ingredients and is ready in just about 15 minutes. Don’t you worry though, it’s still packed with flavor, hearty and satisfying.


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup sliced basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon zest, as desired
  • Black pepper, as desired
  • 1/4 cup vegan parmesan cheese, or to taste (homemade or store bought)

Optional Ingredients

  • ~2 tablespoons kalamata olives, halved (or olives of choice)
  • 1/2 cup chopped kale or spinach

Instructions

  1. In a wide skillet, pan or pot over medium heat, add in the olive oil. Once warmed, add the onion, garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for about 1 minute.
  2. Add in the water or broth, tomatoes, and spaghetti. If your pot is not wide enough to hold the full-sized noodles, break them in half before adding them in.  Gently press down the spaghetti to submerge it in the liquid as best you can. Don’t worry if you can’t get it all covered, once the pasta begins to cook and soften up, it will be easier for you to press it down. 
  3. Bring the heat up to medium-high and allow the mixture to come to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 4 minutes.
  4. Add in the kale and cook for 4 minutes more, or until the pasta is al dente. If the pasta is not cooked, add a little bit more water, cover the lid and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more.
  5. Remove from heat and add in the basil, olives, salt, lemon, black pepper and vegan parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired and enjoy!

Notes

  • This recipe was adapted from Martha Stewart
  • Feel free to customize this recipe and make it your own. Other additional ingredients that would be tasty in this are zucchini, mushrooms, and vegan sausage. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: entree, pasta, one pot, easy, spaghetti, basil, parmesan, olives, kale, lunch, dinner

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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