One ☝️ Pot Pasta 🍝 Meals You'll Love 😊 ...

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Isn’t it great to be able to cook everything in one pot? That’s less to wash so you have more time to spend relaxing with friends and family.

To have success when cooking one pot meals you need to have two things: a great broth and great cookware. These recipes need a pot that heats evenly and has a lid, so cookware that is too thin or poorly constructed might create hot spots that will cause the pasta to stick.

Once I figured out that pasta is more delicious when it is cooked in broth, there are many ways to use this trick. By trading out what you add into your pot, you will have endless possibilities when creating your one pot meals on busy weeknights. Most of these recipes only require a few ingredients and many of them you probably have on hand already.

1. Spinach and Bacon Pasta

Ingredients

1/3 c grated Parmesan

3 c fresh spinach

8 oz pasta

2 c chicken broth

1 small chopped onion

6 oz bacon, cut into pieces

Directions

Cook bacon in large skillet until crispy and brown. Place cooked bacon on paper towels to drain. Drain fat into heat safe bowl. Leave a tablespoon in skillet.

Add onion to skillet and cook until transparent and softened. Add chicken broth and scrape up the browned bits from the skillet.

Add uncooked pasta and cover. Allow skillet to boil. When boiling, stir everything well. Recover and turn heat to low. Simmer ten minutes. To keep pasta from sticking, give everything a quick stir every three minutes. Make sure you replace the lid very quickly. When the ten minutes are up, check pasta for tenderness. The majority of the broth should have been absorbed by the pasta. There will be some thick broth at the bottom of the skillet. This will cook the spinach.

Add spinach and stir until wilted. Remove from heat, add bacon, and sprinkle with Parmesan. Give everything a good stir. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed and serve.

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