It’s not easy to get all the nutrients you need on a plant-based diet. There are so many different foods to choose from, and not all of them are created equal. Luckily, there are a few plant-based staples that will help fill you up and provide all the nutrients you need. One of my favorites is pasta. But the trouble is, while there are many different kinds of pasta to choose from, not all of them are good for you. In fact, some of them are just downright unhealthy.

Healthy eating is not just about what you eat, it is also about which food you eat. The right foods can make losing weight easier, while the wrong foods can make it much more difficult. By making the right kinds of food choices, you can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

A quick pasta dinner is always a welcome thing for a busy family. But what if you could cook your pasta in a single pot? What if you could enjoy just a few ingredients in the most delicious meal of your life? That’s exactly what this recipe does.

This One Pot Meatless Pasta is another great 20-minute meal that is very simple to prepare and packed with flavor! This is a fantastic supper dish that uses basic ingredients and is topped with a delectable light sauce.

I was conducting my weekly meal planning a few weeks ago when I realized that EVERY SINGLE DISH was filled with a hefty protein. I felt I needed to add something substantial and delicious to the menu, but not too heavy. This meal may easily be changed to include grilled chicken or steak, but I went with something a bit gentler on the stomach. Use veggie broth instead of chicken stock to make it really vegetarian…. I didn’t do it since I like the taste of chicken broth!

What is the healthiest kind of pasta?

Pasta comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes these days. If your main worry is your health, consider the following:

Pasta made with legumes, such as chickpeas or red lentils. (Such as THIS ONE HERE)

Pasta composed entirely of whole grains or wheat. (For example, THIS ONE.)

Made with cornflour, this gluten-free pasta is gluten-free. (Such as THIS ONE!)

Pasta prepared with carrots and zucchini as well as other veggies. (Such as THIS ONE!)

Why is pasta so unhealthy?

This is a relative question! Pasta is rich in nutrients and has a high nutritional value. It all boils down to how you feel about eating. Carbohydrates are abundant in traditional pasta. As a result, when eaten in large quantities, carbohydrates may promote weight gain because they are converted to fat in the body. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, aren’t necessarily bad! They are required. Pasta substitutes, such as those listed in the preceding paragraph, are excellent options to explore depending on your diet. Moderation is essential, and dietary limitations should be taken into account.

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Ingredients for our Meatless Pasta in One Pot:

  • Noodles Linguini
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Broth made with chicken
  • Fire-Roasted Tomatoes in a Can
  • Basil
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded

How to Make Meatless Pasta in One Pot:

Turn the burner to medium heat and place a big skillet on top of it. Chop the onion, basil, and garlic coarsely. By hand, break the spaghetti in half and toss it in the pan with the onion, canned tomatoes, basil, and garlic.

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Pour the chicken stock over the items in a slow, steady stream. Mix all of the ingredients together, breaking up the spaghetti as much as possible. Bring the mixture to a boil on the stovetop over high heat. Continue to boil for another 10 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Make careful to stir often.

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Take the pan off the heat and add the grated parmesan cheese. Serve with remaining basil as a garnish.

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One-pot meals are fantastic. They simplify dinner preparation while also making cleaning a breeze. Take a look at these one-pot meals:

CREAMY CHICKEN PASTA IN ONE POT

RICE AND GARLIC CHICKEN IN ONE POT

CHICKEN ALFREDO IN AN INSTANT POT

PIZZA PASTA WITH CHEESY PEPPERONI

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Time to prepare: 5 minutes

15 minutes to prepare

20-minute total time

Ingredients

  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 4 1/2 cups broth de poulet de poulet de poulet de poulet de poulet
  • 12 ounces linguini, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 (12.5 ounce) can undrained fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 12 cup basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed

Instructions

    1. Set aside the onion, basil, and garlic after dicing them.
    2. Place the spaghetti (broken in half), chopped onion, canned tomatoes, basil, garlic, and lemon in a large 12-inch pan.
    3. Slowly pour the chicken broth over the whole mixture, stirring constantly.
    4. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 12 minutes, checking to see whether the pasta is completely cooked.
    5. Remove the pan from the heat and gently mix in the parmesan cheese.
    6. Serve with additional basil as a garnish.

Notes

If you want to make it really vegetarian, use vegetable broth instead of chicken stock.

If you don’t have parmesan on hand, mozzarella will suffice.

Information about nutrition:

Yield:

6

Size of Serving:

1 tbsp. per serving 174 calories 5 g total fat 2g Saturated Fat 0g trans fat 2 g unsaturated fat 13 milligrams of cholesterol 957 mg sodium 23g carbohydrate 2 g fiber 3 g sugar 10 g protein

(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)

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We’ve all heard of a healthy diet being the key to a long and happy life—but what about the other way around? What if your 30 year old self could take the advice your 20 year old self gave to you and get leaner and healthier? That’s the power of time travel, and I’m here to show you the best way to make it happen: a one pot meal made with less than 10 ingredients.. Read more about one pot pasta with ground beef and let us know what you think.