Tomato One Pot Pasta

One-pot pasta dishes are delicious lifesavers. You literally just have to chuck a sauce, optional bunch of veggies, herbs and spices into a pot, add some pasta and freshly boiled water then let it cook. No draining is needed as the pasta absorbs all of the water and flavours in the pot.

Any store-bought pasta can be used. However, if you have a little extra time, you can make a simple marinara sauce which you can use instead.

This recipe can easily be customised using a range of sauces, spices, pasta shapes and additional ingredients in order to make delicious meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen or fussing over the process of cooking.

Without further ado, here is this one-pot pasta recipe!

Bon Appétit!


350-400g Spaghetti (substitute with dried pasta of choice)

1L Freshly Boiled Water

1/2tsp Sea Salt

1tsp Black Pepper

1 x 10g Vegetable Stock Cube

1 Bay Leaf

1tsp Paprika (substitute with smoked paprika)

1/4-1/2 Smoked Chilli Powder (substitute with any chilli powder or chilli flakes)

1tbsp Tomato Purèe

1tbsp Soy Sauce

1/2tbsp Maple Syrup (substitute with date syrup or sugar)

1tsp Lemon Juice (substitute with lime juice or apple cider vinegar)

400ml Ready-Made Pasta Sauce (substitute with the quick marinara recipe below)

Chia Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Nutritional Yeast

Quick Marinara

1 x 400ml can of Chopped Tomatoes

1/2 Onion, chopped

1/2tsp Ginger, minced

2 Garlic Cloves, minced

1/4tsp Dried Rosemary

1/4tsp Dried Basil

1/4tsp Sea Salt


  • If using the quick marinara sauce, make it by adding all the ingredients listed for it in a saucepan and cooking on med-high heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add the dried pasta to the saucepan followed by all the herbs, spices, tomato purèe, soy sauce, lemon juice, sweetener and bay leaf.
  • Pour in as much water as would normally be used to cook the quantity of pasta in the saucepan (this tends to be about a litre roughly) and stir to evenly distribute the contents of the pan.
  • Let the pasta cook uncovered for approximately 10 minutes on medium-high heat. The water should be completely absorbed by then. Do stir every few minutes to ensure the pasta is not sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Give the dish one final stir.
  • Plate it and garnish with sprinkles of chia seeds, sesame seeds and nutritional yeast.




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