He Only Uses One Pot To Cook Entire Pasta Dish, But It’s Easily The Best We Ever Tasted

Updated October 16, 2017

If there ever was a bachelor food, it would be pasta. While some people rely solely on ramen noodles as their sustenance – namely college students – noodle-based dishes actually have a lot of potential, a lot more than the average person gives it credit for. Pasta can be cooked in a number of ways. It may be easy to prepare – all you have to do is pop it into some boiling water and let it cook for a few minutes. While you could just toss some $1.99 canned marinara sauce on it and call it a day. And one some days, that is adequate. But below, you’ll learn that you can turn a one pot pasta dish into a culinary masterpiece without too much extra work. You don’t need to use multiple utensils or several pots. With this recipe, you can turn a pasta dinner into a delicious meal without much cleanup afterward. Check out how now!

Donal Skehan loved pasta. But when he noticed that it always left the sink full of dishes, he knew that he could figure out a better way. Below, he introduces a video recipe that allows you to make a decadent pasta dinner with only one pot.

Adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe, you’ll see how he tweaked it and made it a completely new invention all his own.

Unlike many complicated pasta recipes, his requires one pan. While you’ll have to take out the cutting board and your knife and chop up some vegetables, you’ll have a dinner dish ready to go in a matter of minutes and not have too much clean up afterward.

Because his recipe was adapted from a Stewart classic, her website, MarthaStewart.com, writes: “All you need equipment-wise for this pasta dinner is a small paring knife, a straight-sided skillet, and a pair of tongs (much easier than a spoon for tossing the pasta to coat in sauce).”

And Donal doesn’t stray from this essential nature of the one pot pasta dinner recipe.

While Stewart has a delicious dish, Donal improves upon it by adding spinach. This green vegetable is loaded with vitamins and nutrients, and tastes great on top of that.

Otherwise, he sticks with Stewart’s ingredient ratios, except he uses about 25 percent less garlic – although I don’t know why. The more garlic the better, in my opinion.

Besides the garlic and the pasta, you’ll also need the following ingredients:

-Spaghetti or linguini

-Cherry or grape tomatoes


-Fresh basil sprigs

-Thinly sliced onions

-Baby spinach leaves

-Black pepper

-Red pepper flakes

-Pecorino cheese (to taste)

Watch the video recipe below and follow along for a delicious dinner in a matter of minutes.

Here’s what some of the 4 million viewers have to say about the dish.

“So delicious!”

Some of the Italian viewers were offended by the way he cooked the food. Here were some responses:

“All Italy has is pasta, its their only national pride. Thats why they take pasta wayyy too seriously.”

“Why are ya’ll so offended? It doesn’t say ‘Italian Pasta’, it says ‘One Pot Pasta’ how did that offended your culture and heritage.”

Will you try this recipe sometime this week?