One Pot Pasta

Food is love and I adore cooking for my family. However, it’s summer and the kitchen can turn into a ball of hell-fire as I create dishes my loved ones will enjoy.

This dish is perfect for those who don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, who also don’t want to do tons of dishes and especially for those who want to enjoy a quick and easy hearty meal.

What you’ll need is oil, garlic, mushrooms, onion, stock, parsley or any herbs you love in your pasta, milk and butter.

Simple right?

First you’ll chop up 3-4 cloves of garlic.
Next you’ll chop your onion.

Add a tablespoon of butter to the pot as well as a tablespoon of oil.
Add your garlic and onion and allow to sauté.
I used dried parsley and pepper and added it to the onion and garlic.
We love mushrooms so I added about 5 finely chopped buttons to the mix.

You’ll need to add two cups of stock. You can choose to use chicken or vegetable.
Next you’ll add a cup of milk to the mix and then not forgetting to add your pasta.

I used penne pasta because it’s what we had in the cupboard but this recipe is so versatile and forgiving and you could use spaghetti if you prefer too!

Now don’t fret about the fact that you’re putting raw pasta into the pot, the idea is that the starch will thicken the milk and stock and create a lovely white sauce. This recipe is perfect for the average college student or for those who don’t like to spend more than 30mins cooking.

Stirring regularly to not allow pasta to stick to the bottom of the pot or clump, turn the temperature down and allow to simmer till pasta is soft.

This is your final result…

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I added vegetables to my pasta but a salad could work too!

Hope you guys enjoyed this little foodie installment.

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