One-Pot “Yummy Pasta”

One-Pot "Yummy Pasta"

Here is a recipe that I shared on Instagram stories recently with you that you all just loved, and we all agreed it needed its place on the blog. This is One-Pot “Yummy Pasta” is one of those go-to weeknight recipes I make for my kids (big kids love it, too, so it’s all good if you’re an adult). It’s 4 simple ingredients cooked all in one pot with a result of simple deliciousness! I kinda like to think of it as a cleaned-up spaghetti-o. 

One-Pot "Yummy Pasta" One-Pot "Yummy Pasta"

My kids, who adore this One-Pot “Yummy Pasta” dish, are the ones that coined the term “yummy pasta” and it’s been on a regular rotation for them. It’s a tried and true go-to and one that I know you all will love making for your… *cough* kids 😉

For more one-pot meals, try my One-Pot Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff, One-Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta or One-Pot Penne Alfredo Pasta.

One-Pot "Yummy Pasta"

One-Pot "Yummy Pasta"
Serves: 2 people
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins



  • Combine the (uncooked) pasta, milk, marinara, and water in a large saucepan. Stir until well combined and then turn heat to high. Bring the contents to a boil. Once boiling, stir in the salt and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until the pasta is tender and the liquid has mostly absorbed and there is a nice, thick sauce, 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve and enjoy!


Reheating hack: to reheat this pasta, I like to toss it in a skillet with 1/4 cup of either milk or water over medium heat, stirring, until the pasta is rehydrated and warm and the excess liquid has absorbed.


  • Reply
    November 24, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    5 stars
    My family loves this recipe!! I usually use regular milk but tried it with Ripple recently and it didn’t taste much different – was still delicious.

  • Reply
    November 8, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Has anyone made this with almond milk

    • Reply
      November 9, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      yes!! it works for sure. I wont lie– when I do this my kids notice and don’t like it; however, I think it’s great if you really need a DF alternative.

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