Have you discovered the wonder that is one pot pasta yet? Let me tell you, when I learned about this dinner time miracle, it was quite a revelation. Dump some ingredients all in one pot, let it cook together, and in the end you have a complete meal with minimal clean up? Revolutionary.
The possibilities are endless and I’ve had fun creating new flavor combinations. I’m excited to share with you my recent favorite one pot pasta creation with chicken, broccoli, and sun dried tomatoes.
I’ve played around with the method and the ingredients and have found when the pasta cooks in chicken stock it lends the best flavor. The pasta’s starch helps thicken the sauce naturally. It’s creamy, but doesn’t have any cream! I made a healthy swap and used Greek yogurt, which gives us a similar creaminess, but is much lighter.
If you have a pasta-loving kid, this recipe is a great way to help them enjoy broccoli. I’ve found that if you have a food your child is reluctant to eat, it’s much easier to have him accept it if you pair it with a favorite food. In this case, creamy and cheesy pasta makes broccoli much more appealing than it normally is to an average kid!
Yes, this is a delicious dinner. But what really makes the one pot pasta recipe a winner is how quick and easy it is. Start to finish, you can have a complete dinner (that everyone loves!) ready in 30 minutes. You must try this!
If you love the idea of the one pot pasta, check out my Spinach Artichoke One Pot Pasta Recipe. It’s another favorite!
Maryea is the mama behind the healthy lifestyle blog, Happy Healthy Mama, where she shares simple, real food recipes and inspiration for raising healthy kids in a natural home. You can follow her by signing up for her newsletter here.