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16 Quick And Easy One-Pot Pastas Your Whole Family Will Love

It's pasta night!

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Everybody loves pasta — it's practically impossible to dislike. But making it is not always easy, and straining a big pot of boiling water can be a pain.

This is where one-pot pastas come in handy — no straining, no mess, no fuss. We rounded up 16 of our favorite recipes that are both delicious and super easy to make:

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1. Garlic Parmesan Pasta

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This super simple pasta is the perfect blank canvas to jazz up with any veggie you'd like. Get the recipe.

2. French Onion Pasta

Everything you love about French onion soup (minus the crispy bread) in an easy-to-make, one-pot pasta. Get the recipe.

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3. Cheeseburger Pasta

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Everything you love about cheeseburgers in an easy-to-make pasta that's perfect for the whole family. Get the recipe.

4. Creamy Sausage Pasta

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Use whatever sausage you want — from mild sweet sausage to spicy hot varieties — to customize this creamy pasta to your taste. Get the recipe.

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5. Mushroom Spinach Artichoke Pasta

This pasta — made with mushrooms, spinach, and artichokes — makes it super easy to eat your veggies. Get the recipe.

6. Pasta Primavera

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Broccoli and asparagus bulk up this pasta with green veg, but feel free to swap in whatever vegetables are in season. Get the recipe.

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7. Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo

A hearty dose of Cajun seasoning gives this pasta a ton of flavor and a subtle pop of heat — but feel free to omit it if spicy food isn't your thing. Get the recipe.

8. Southwest Pasta

Taco seasoning and canned veggies makes this one-pot pasta super easy to throw together. Get the recipe.

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9. Seafood Pasta

This hearty seafood pasta — loaded with clams, shrimp, and scallops — is the perfect recipe for hot summer nights. Get the recipe.

10. Mushroom and Swiss Chard Pasta

If you can't find Swiss chard in your grocery store, feel free to use spinach, collards, or any other leafy green instead. Get the recipe.

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11. Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac

The ultimate comfort food made with three types of beans and a ton of hearty veggies. Get the recipe.

12. Lasagna Pasta

All the deliciousness of lasagna, just without the added work of assembling it. Get the recipe.

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13. Tuscan Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

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This stovetop mac 'n' cheese recipe comes together in 30 minutes and tastes way better than the boxed variety. Get the recipe.

14. Spicy Thai Noodles

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This recipe shows that one-pot pastas don't have to be loaded with dairy and swaps the typical cheese sauce with a spicy ginger-spiked one. Get the recipe.

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15. Beef Stroganoff

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The most classic of comfort foods transformed into an easy, one-pot weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

16. Vegan Swedish "Meatball" Pasta

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A hearty base of mushrooms and beans makes these "meatballs" the perfect thing to bulk up this pasta. Get the recipe.

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