Did you ever try one pot pasta? I was kind of ignorant in the beginning about this concept but once I tried it, this became my staple recipe for week nights and busy days. This One Pot Garlic Mushroom Pasta is super easy to cook and so delicious to eat. Its mild taste is appropriate for any ages. From prepping to serve this Vegan recipe will take less than 30 minute.
One pot pasta concept is where you can throw everything including uncooked pasta and cook everything together. So simple isn’t it!
One pot recipe is not new for me but yes one pot pasta was new. Couple years back when I first saw Martha Stewart’s one pot pasta recipe on YouTube, I didn’t jump into it instantly. I was so much habituated to boil my pasta that thinking of not throwing that water seems kind of weird to me. Then it comes in my mind that we make a lot of one pot rice dishes where we do not boil rice first and do not throw its water. Then why not pasta … Duh!
Anyway now I have several one pot pasta recipes so I can alternate. I will eventually share all of them but lets start with this Garlic Mushroom one.
For this one pot garlic mushroom pasta I choose spaghetti. You can choose penne or fusilli or your choice of pasta. Since I am sharing this recipe on the occasion of Valentine ’s Day and to me spaghetti is most sexy looking among all the pasta, so I choose spaghetti for this recipe. (Are you laughing?)
(Are you still laughing 😉 )
In this recipe, I use canned tomatoes and pre-sliced mushroom. If you like to chopped fresh tomatoes and sliced your mushroom, you are absolutely permitted (lol). Chopping onion & garlic is enough for me on busy days/nights.
A great thing of this pasta recipe is that oil can be totally omitted. Though I use oil here and I like drizzle some extra olive oil on top while serving.
Even though the concept of this recipe is to cook everything together, I sautéed mushroom and onion first for couple of minutes. I feel it brings little extra flavor.
Most amazing thing is you just have to wash one pot!
Only down part I found for one pot pasta is it tends to stick to bottom of the pan. To avoid that you need to stir it occasionally.