If you’re a pasta purist you may have been skeptical when one-pot pasta recipes started flooding social media a few years ago. Cooking noodles right in the sauce without draining? How is that even possible?
But these types of recipes have persisted – which means they’ve withstood the test of time and taste buds. So now that millions of people have tried them and assured the rest of us that one-pot pasta dishes actually work and taste delicious, we’re ready to jump into the fray, too. Partly because our meats pair perfectly with pasta. And partly because a one-pot meal means fewer dishes to wash.
Here are five to tempt you:
One Pot Bacon, Tomato, and Gorgonzola Pasta
With five ingredients and Hempler’s bacon, I’m pretty sure this is going to be dinner tonight. The fresh cherry tomatoes render their own light sauce, which is turned into creamy goodness with the addition of gorgonzola at the end.
One Pot Andouille Sausage Skillet Pasta
From Damn Delicious, this dish has a tomato-based sauce that is enhanced with milk for a creamy final texture. Add chicken broth for flavor, andouille sausage for a little extra zest, and finish it off with pepper jack cheese and you’ve got a meal that’s anything but dull. And since we happen to make a Smoked Andouille Sausage, you won’t have to waste any time figuring out which sausage is best to use in the recipe.
Pasta? Check. Cheese? Check. Bacon? Double check! You don’t need to tear up your kitchen to cook this elegant dish from A Spicy Perspective. All you need is one pot – along with a separate bowl to mix ingredients and scramble a couple of eggs – and you’ve got a restaurant-quality meal made right at home.
One Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta
This flavor-packed dish from No. 2 Pencil is finished off with fresh parmesan and fresh parsley to remind your taste buds that fast can also mean fresh. Our Double Smoked Sausage would be perfect in this dish, which takes less than 30 minutes from stove to table.
We’ve got forks in hand, ready to dig into this dish from Smells Like Home. Decadent cream thickens the sauce and a splash of white wine helps develop the flavor. We’re imagining it with either our Mild or Hot Italian Sausage – or maybe both! It wouldn’t hurt to try it both ways. You know, for science.
Turns out, bacon and sausage are the perfect meats to toss into one-pot pasta dishes. Whether it’s our Hempler’s smoked sausage which is already fully cooked or our fresh sausage and bacon that can be browned right in the pan with the veggies, these recipes will help you whip up a meal that’s both simple and satisfying.
Which one are you going to try?