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5 One-Pot Pastas With Easy Cleanup

After a full day, the last thing anybody wants is to make a big meal that requires lots of scrubbing. That’s why we can’t get enough of these one-pot pasta recipes for weeknight cooking. They’re hearty and comforting, shake up the usual pasta night routine, and—most importantly— are quick to clean up when you’re done.

The best part? The pots and pans to make these recipes can go right into the dishwasher, making cleanup even faster and easier.

In this 30-minute recipe, you thicken the pasta sauce with a little pasta water. This is your secret to a creamy, restaurant-worthy sauce everyone will love!

The microwave can do so much more than reheat leftovers. You can make delicious pasta in the microwave without it boiling over. To prove it, try this recipe that’s made in 20 minutes. It may be simple, but it’s also simply delicious!

It’s the sauteed vegetables in this dish that make it stand out from other weeknight pastas. The veggies add an extra crispness and flavor to your pasta, and they’re super easy to make.

The key to making a great homemade mac ‘n cheese (or any cheesy pasta dish) is making a roux. Check out the second step of this recipe to see how easy it is to make your own cheese sauce. And you can take this recipe from stovetop to oven to broiler to dishwasher in our Rockcrok® Everyday Pan.

When you make this quick recipe in a wok you have plenty of room to cook the pasta and vegetables all together. And the anchovy-free take on a gremolata, gives this dish an extra pop of flavor that’s unexpected and delicious.

So now that you’ve got some fresh takes on pasta night with easy-peasy cleanup, which one will you try first? Tell us in the comments below. Or share one of your favorite one-pot recipes.

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