I’m totally a sucker for one-pot meals. The last thing I want to do after a long day of working, running errands, and cleaning, is to do a hundred (or what feels like it) dishes. I saw Oh My Veggies version of a one-pot Pasta Primavera, and began melting at the mouth!
The concept of a one-pot pasta is simple: You put all the ingredients into the pot, including the uncooked pasta and water (or broth). And then you cook, tossing constantly, for several minutes, until most of the liquid has cooked off and the pasta and accompanying veggies are tender, perfect, and saucy.
This One-Pot Pasta Primavera is perfect for spring. With tender asparagus tips, broccoli florets, and a smattering of peas, it’s got lots of green to go around. Onions, mushrooms, garlic, and parsley add a little more oomph and flavor. True to classic Pasta Primavera form, to make it a tad creamy, end with a bit of cream (just a splash!) and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan.
A few tips for one-pot pasta success:
- Use a heavy, roomy pot. There will be lots of stirring and tossing.
- If you have them, use long-handled tongs. Short handles keep you a little too close to the heat. Ouch!
- Select a dried pasta that has a cooking time of between 9-11 minutes. Otherwise, you may end up with under-cooked pasta, or worse, mushy mush.
- Once it starts boiling, be sure to toss and stir constantly! Otherwise the pasta will start sticking, and clean-up might make you sad.
Food is fun and fantastic, and it just so happens to be a requirement – so make cooking enjoyable, and eating an experience! Here are 16 Vegan One-Pot Recipes you might find worth trying as well! Xo
Images and recipe from Oh My Veggies