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Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta

This Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta is a perfect dinner idea for busy weeknights! Throw all of your ingredients into one pot and dinner will be ready in just 20 minutes!

AN EASY PASTA DINNER IDEA FOR BUSY WEEKNIGHTS

You know it’s a good week when I’m talking about pasta TWICE. Obviously. And it’s going to get better because this dish does all of its work in the same pot, at the same time. Booyah!

By the way, TGIF! Happy Friday! To those celebrating, HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY! Mine is next week! I’ll explain.

Two words: Macedonian Orthodox. Our calendar is a wee bit behind yours. Nevertheless, Blessings to you all!

WATCH HOW TO MAKE THIS CREAMY TOMATO ONE POT PASTA

 

Tell me, what’s on your Easter Menu? I’m working on ours this weekend and I’m starting with a batch of these Braided Butter Cookies. Dessert first. Always.

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta - The easiest and creamiest pasta without the cream! It all happens in the same pot and it'll be on your dinner table in just 20 minutes! Get the recipe on diethood.com

A few weeks ago I ate this Creamy Lemon One Pot Pasta for lunch… like, I ate almost allll of it … and I LURRRVED it! Enjoyed every darn bite of it!

But then, it got me thinkin’… my husband, the pastaholic, is obsessed with tomato sauce. Obsessed may be an understatement. The dude would bathe in tomato sauce, without a doubt. Thus, I started playing around; throwing tomatoes in the boiling water was NOT my smartest idea. Stirring in cream cheese and tomato sauce?!? BRILLIANT!

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta - The easiest and creamiest pasta without the cream! It all happens in the same pot and it'll be on your dinner table in just 20 minutes! Get the recipe on diethood.com

This is pretty much the only thing I want to eat every Friday. Total Friday food! If you ate a Yogurt Breakfast Bowl this morning, you can most definitely have alllll of THIS!

Okay, maybe not ALL of it, but most of it. With a side of Chardonnay. mmmmmmm!

If this pasta can’t be a part of your today, you should really consider it to be a part of your weekend. It’s just so goooood.

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta - The easiest and creamiest pasta without the cream! It all happens in the same pot and it'll be on your dinner table in just 20 minutes! Get the recipe on diethood.com

Let’s get all up in this! We’re throwing almost everything into the pot and stirring in your favorite pasta/tomato sauce. If you prefer less cream cheese and more tomato sauce, go ahead and add as much or as little as you want. I’d start with 3 ounces of cream cheese and 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce, then adjust as needed.

ENJOY!

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Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta - The easiest and creamiest pasta without the cream! It all happens in the same pot and it'll be on your dinner table in just 20 minutes! Get the recipe on diethood.com

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta

Katerina | Diethood
This Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta is a perfect dinner idea for busy weeknights! Throw all of your ingredients into one pot and dinner will be ready in just 20 minutes!
4.50 from 6 votes
Servings : 6 Servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces whole grain fettuccine or linguine
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion , sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 3 ounces Low-Fat Cream Cheese (or Neufschatel Cheese)
  • 1-1/2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese , or to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a stockpot, combine pasta, water, vegetable broth, onions, basil leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Cover, cook over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Remove cover and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pasta is cooked and almost all liquid is absorbed; stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese and tomato sauce; mix until combined.
  • Stir in grated parmesan cheese; taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Calories: 283 kcal | Carbohydrates: 46 g | Protein: 11 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 58 mg | Sodium: 567 mg | Potassium: 279 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 510 IU | Vitamin C: 3.6 mg | Calcium: 103 mg | Iron: 1.4 mg | Net Carbs: 44 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy pasta dinner, one pot pasta recipe, quick dinner ideas, vegetarian pasta dinner idea
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33 comments on “Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta”

  1. I’m not a big fan of tomatoes sauces but I love pasta!
    Would you recommend a substitute? Or Should I cut the pasta sauce in half so it not too creamy?

  2. I just made this dish and it’s super delicious! I had to substitute dried basil instead of fresh and I added sliced black olives. My family will be requesting this again in the near future I’m sure off it. Thank you for sharing!

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    Anna Marie Woolridge

    I plan to make this tomorrow. Can I substitute chicken broth for the veggie broth? I think I’m also going to add some chicken sausage!

  4. JUST finally tried this recipe. Why did I wait?!?! I didn’t have basil so I threw in a few heaping tablespoons of pesto. I also added in some broccoli that was sitting in my fridge. Absolutely delicious.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

    Omg this was so good! I just added some oregano and extra garlic (cuz I’m Italian and add extra garlic to everything haha).

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