Remember when I discovered one pot pasta (I know…way late to the game), became obsessed, and said I was going to experiment with a billion different one pot pasta recipes?
This is that. And this is wonderful. I, once again, am very much in love with one pot pasta. It’s just so easy! I know all the legit Italians out there are rolling their eyes so hard at me, and the Italian grandmothers are rolling over in their graves, because – yes – this is far from the technically correct way to cook pasta. No arguments there.
Buuuuutttt I care way less about technique and way more about easy and delicious food. Enter: one pot pasta. Throw everything together, let the pasta cook, throw in your add ins, and BAM. Almost no dishes to clean and a delicious meal on your table. Sorry, legit cooking techniques, I will save you for the real chefs and stick with my weeknight cheats.
If this bothers you, I’m sorry – go check out some of my other more technically correct recipes. If it doesn’t bother you, hi! Stick around and let’s talk about the awesomeness of this tasty one pot meal 😍!
This one pot pasta is even easier than the last one that I posted recently, which kicked off my obsession with this new type of cooking. Here are your absurdly simple steps to make this delicious one pot dinner:
- Add leeks, pasta, and stock to a large pot.
- Bring to boil. Boil for 15 minutes.
- In the last few minutes, add asparagus and peas.
- When done cooking, add cheese and milk. Stir to fully combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Done! Like…what. This dinner is easier than binge watching Netflix on your couch. Well, maybe not quite that easy, but close. The only slightly tedious part of making one pot pasta is the stirring. You can’t really go kick back with a good book for the fifteen minutes that your pasta is cooking. You have to babysit it a little, especially towards the end. Stirring your pasta often makes sure that it cooks evenly and (more importantly) that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of your pot. A teensy bit of this is unavoidable, but you can eliminate it for the most part by stirring often.
The good news is that you only have to babysit for 15 minutes, since that’s all the time it takes to cook the pasta! Such a win….