I tried it and it was pretty good. I still think I prefer pasta where the sauce is made separately, but it wasn't bad. This was also a great way to use up random things in the refrigerator. I used this basic recipes for a Kale, Mushroom and Chicken pasta but I adapted it to what I had in my house. If you want to try out something different, give it a shot. It's easy and it will only dirty one pot and one cutting board. If you care about that, it's a great alternative to regular pasta. This also scales well to a half box of pasta.
One Pot Pasta
- 1 lb dry pasta (something with longer cooking time, like spaghetti, linguini, penne, etc)
- 4 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 2 chicken apple sausages
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 zucchini
- large handful of mushrooms
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 yellow onion
- 4 garlic cloves
- heavy cream for finishing
- salt and pepper to taste
- parmesean or mizithra cheese
- any other vegetables you may want
- Cut the sausages into circles and brown in the pot you intend to use. Remove
- Add a little more olive oil and brown and sautee your onions, peppers, mushrooms, garlic and zucchini briefly until onions are translucent and slightly brown. Add remaining vegetables.
- Add pasta and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until pasta is tender. Add a little more stock or water if necessary as the pasta cooks if it is evaporating too quickly.
- Finish pasta with a splash of cream and some shredded cheese. Stir until fully incorporate and adjust salt/pepper to taste. Top with more cheese if desired and serve immediately.