30-Minute One Pot Spaghetti dish is comfort food at its finest, its fastest and its easiest! It’s hard to beat homemade pasta recipe (from scratch) that can be whipped up in less than half an hour. Instead of using jar sauce, you can create your own fresh meal with no effort, even if you’re camping. It is certainly a lifesaver for busy parents and working professionals.
How to Make One Pot Spaghetti
Making this dish is as easy as sauteing vegetables, adding sauce and uncooked spaghetti with a little liquid to the same pot and cooking until done. This simple dinner dish is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. You can further enrich it by adding some vegetables like spinach or broccoli. Meat lovers can add some bacon, hamburger, sausage, chicken, turkey, beef, meatballs or even tuna to the sauce. Of course, you can use other type of pasta, like ravioli or tortellini, as well.
Some people prefer One Pot Spaghetti to be thinner, more like a soup, while I wanted to achieve pasta-in-sauce consistency. One more advantage of this kind of cooking is that all the starch from spaghetti goes into the sauce and makes it very creamy without addition of heavy cream or butter.
If you like the concept of cooking pasta in one pot together with the sauce, you might also like my Civil War Macaroni and Cheese recipe where macaroni are cooked directly in milk:
The video below will show you the exact procedure of making One Pot Spaghetti. Just click the “Play” button:
One Pot Spaghetti - 30-minute comfort food
- 400 g (12 oz) spaghetti
- 6-8 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 medium carrots, very finely chopped or grated
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 cups (800 g) canned chopped tomatoes with liquid
- 2 Tbsp tomato puree or thick tomato paste
- 1-2 tsp sugar
- 6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
- parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, allspice (to taste)
- salt, pepper
In a pot, heat the oil and saute onion until translucent. Add carrots and garlic and saute for 1 more minute.
Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, sugar, spices and about 4 cups broth. Bring to boil and cook for about 15 minutes.
Add spaghetti and simmer until the pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. Stirr from time to time to prevent spaghetti from sticking. Add more broth or water while cooking to achieve consistency you like.
Serve with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).
This recipe was first published on: March 6, 2014