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Aussie mum’s quick and easy easy one-pot pasta recipe

The easiest dinner hack yet: The one-pan ‘lazy’ pasta foodies can’t get enough of – and you don’t need to boil the spaghetti in a separate pot

  • A mum has revealed a simple hack for making delicious one-pot pasta
  • She simply covers pasta in a pan with water and leaves it to simmer down
  • The woman said she often adds sauce, pesto, veggies, or herbs to recipe 
  • On social media, the hack was praised by foodies who hate using colanders


A thrifty mum has shared a one-pot, hassle-free pasta recipe to make dinner time easy.  

‘A million years ago I saw this recipe in a magazine and I have rarely strained pasta since,’ the Aussie mum said in a post to a popular Facebook group. 

The woman took inspiration from a two-step Martha Stewart recipe and said the hack will save you from washing a colander again. 

An Aussie mum has shared a one-pot, hassle-free pasta recipe to make dinner time easy

She simply adds pasta, oil or butter and seasonings to a pan and just barely covers it with water. 

She then brings it all to the boil, turns down the heat, and simmers until the liquid has reduced.  

She then tops with her favourite cheese before serving to finish off.  

The mum said you can tweak the recipe to your own tastes by adding any jarred sauce or pesto, herbs, and veggies of your choice.   

She said she simply adds pasta, oil or butter and seasonings to a pan and just barely cover it all with water

Then she brings it all to the boil, turns down the heat and simmers until all the liquid has reduced

She said she simply adds pasta, oil or butter and seasonings to a pan and just barely cover it all with water then she brings it all to the boil, turns down the heat and simmers until all the liquid has reduced

The mum said you can tweak the recipe to your own tastes by adding any jarred sauce or pesto, herbs, and veggies of your choice

The mum said you can tweak the recipe to your own tastes by adding any jarred sauce or pesto, herbs, and veggies of your choice

Her post attracted dozens of likes and had many impressed foodies excited by the dish-saving hack. 

‘I love this because I hate washing colanders,’ one user wrote.

‘It hurts my wrists so bad to strain pasta. I usually make it in the instant pot to avoid having to strain. Didn’t realise I could try it this way!’  another woman commented. 

You can find the full recipe here.  

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