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12 One-Pot Pasta Dinners That Will Save You Time and Effort

Simplify your weeknight dinners with these 12 one-pot pasta recipes that will save you both time and effort. These delicious dishes require minimal cleanup and are perfect for busy evenings when you need a quick and satisfying meal. From creamy Alfredo to zesty marinara, these one-pot wonders will become your go-to for easy, tasty dinners.

Instant pot spicy rigatoni

Spicy Rigatoni with Sausage and Cream Sauce (Instant Pot)
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This Spicy Rigatoni is ready in under 25 minutes. Cooked in the Instant Pot with spicy sausage, a tomato cream sauce, and red chili flakes, this flavorful pasta will leave you wanting more!

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One Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

One Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta
Photo Credit: House of Nash Eats.

One Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta is a full-flavored pasta dish made with tender chicken, garlic, fresh basil, and bright cherry tomatoes. It’s an easy weeknight meal made entirely in one pot with all the flavors of my favorite bruschetta.

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One Pot Sausage and Peppers Pasta

One Pot Sausage and Peppers Pasta
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This delicious One Pot Sausage and Peppers Pasta is the perfect easy weeknight meal the whole family will devour. The pasta is cooked right in the skillet, soaking up all the delicious flavors from the sausage and peppers….YUM!

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Italian Sausage Pasta

Italian Sausage Pasta
Photo Credit: Mamagourmand.

Italian Sausage Pasta recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes for a quick, hearty meal. A creamy sausage red sauce with spinach coats penne pasta for a delicious recipe ready for weeknights!

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Instant Pot Ramen Noodles

Instant Pot Ramen Noodes
Photo Credit: The Foreign Fork.

These Ramen Noodles in the Instant Pot are served with peppers, bok choy, and shrimp, and the hoisin sauce and soy sauce give the perfect amount of unique flavor blends. With just a one minute cook time, it’s going to be on your table faster than you know it.

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Instant Pot Goulash

Instant Pot Goulash
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This Instant Pot Goulash is a delightful blend of meat, pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese. It has a cook time of 6 minutes in the Instant Pot, and will satisfy your family’s cravings without needing to slave away over the stove!

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One Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper

One Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper
Photo Credit: Midwest Foodie.

This one-pot hamburger helper is a cozy comfort food filled with al dente macaroni noodles and crumbled ground beef in a creamy, cheesy sauce. It’s the perfect 30-minute meal for a busy weeknight and is something that the whole family will love!

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One Pot Mac and Cheese

One Pot Mac and Cheese
Photo Credit: Midwest Foodie.

Ditch the blue box and it’s endless ingredient list for this 20 minute, 9 ingredient REAL one pot mac and cheese. Your kids are going to love it and you don’t have to worry about feeding them ingredients you can’t pronounce!

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Easy Shrimp Scampi Linguine

Easy Shrimp Scampi Linguine
Photo Credit: Midwest Nice Blog.

Tender shrimp, a light and lemony sauce, and perfectly cooked noodles combine in this recipe for Easy Shrimp Scampi Linguine. This absolutely delicious pasta dinner is ready in twenty minutes! It will be your new go-to weeknight meal in no time.

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Creamy Sausage Gnocchi

Creamy Sausage Gnocchi
Photo Credit: House of Nash Eats.

Ready in 30 minutes and picky-eater approved, this Creamy Sausage Gnocchi recipe has a rich, creamy sauce that perfectly complements the soft, pillowy gnocchi and the spicy, savory bite of Italian sausage! Perfect for any day of the week, this dish combines simple ingredients with rich Italian flavors to create a meal that’s a huge hit with the whole family!

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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta in the Instant Pot

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta in the Instant Pot
Photo Credit: The Foreign Fork.

If you want a 20 minute meal complete with pasta, shrimp, and a delicious (slightly spicy) sauce, this is the recipe for you! Bang Bang Shrimp is a popular appetizer at a classic chain restaurant. This meal takes the best flavors of that dish, but brings it up a notch by adding pasta and cooking it quickly in the Instant Pot.

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Shrimp Scampi in the Instant Pot

Shrimp Scampi in the Instant Pot
Photo Credit: The Foreign Fork.

The ever elegant restaurant entree that you love to order just became so much easier to make at home! This recipe for Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi cooks in– get this– 3 minutes! This is a one pot meal that you’ll love to serve up, either for a quick meal for yourself or to impress at a dinner party!

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