The Italian Wonder Pot

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 Pasta that cooks all in one pot, with fresh ingredients, and it’s done in 20 minutes? Sounds too good to be true?
It isn’t — TRUST ME!
Italian Wonderpot
It’s got to be too good to be true, right?
You add uncooked pasta to some fresh and some canned ingredients,
throw some spices in, stick the lid on
and in 20 minutes, you have dinner?
It’s got to be too good to be true.
But it’s NOT!!
I see things like this on Pinterest, and I am skeptical.
Then I hear that people try them and they WORK!!
Well, I wanna try too!!!!
(insert whiny 3 year old voice here)
 So I DID!!
and holy pasta batman!
This was AMAZING.
We LOVED it!!
This has been all over Pinterest, and from what I can gather, it originated as a Martha Stewart recipe.  If I got that wrong, someone correct me, because I want to give credit where credit is due on this fast, easy and delicious meal! It seems everyone changes it up just a smidgen to their own liking.
I loved how it turned out, but next time, I will add artichokes!
Update:  We have made this pasta MANY times, recently  I didn’t have spaghetti, and I used egg noodles, we LOVED it this way, too!
Italian Wonderpot
Update:  I had a reader ask about using fresh tomatoes.  I think it would be wonderful.  Use about 2 pounds, but add a bit of tomato juice, too.
Italian Wonderpot


Yield: 6-8

The Italian Wonder Pot

Italian Wonderpot ingredients in the pot

Pasta that cooks all in one pot, with fresh ingredients, and it's done in 20 minutes? Sounds too good to be true? It isn't -- TRUST ME!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 - 12 ounce box of pasta - I have used egg noodles and spaghetti (break longer pastas in half to fit in the pan better
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh spinach slightly chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion, sliced
  • 32 ounces of broth, I use chicken broth or you can use vegetable
  • 2 - 14.5 ounces cans diced tomatoes, (do not drain)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried or fresh basil (rough chop fresh)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Place all ingredients in your pot.

Make sure to give it a stir so the liquid covers the pasta and veggies.

Place a lid on your pot and cook, on your stove, on high until it begins a rapid boil.

Uncover and turn flame to medium.

Continue cooking for 15 minutes more, pasta will absorb the liquid.

Stir occasionally so pasta doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.


Serve, topped with a little fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 740mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 14g

Nutrition isn't always accurate.

Italian Wonderpot
Pasta that cooks all in one pot, with fresh ingredients, and it’s done in 20 minutes? Sounds too good to be true? It isn’t — TRUST ME!

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  1. Hi there! This sounds awesome. I had never actually seen this on Pinterest, but boy does it look wonderful (pun intended). I love that everything cooks together with minimal maintenance so that you can do other things while it’s cooking. I’m sure that with everything cooking together in one pot, the flavors are more developed, too. Can’t wait to try this – thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for the comment! It is really good!! I also have a wonderpot recipe for Pad Thai that is good too!!

  2. I made this and used vegetable broth….it was pretty good..but it was FANTASTIC the next day. I’m thinking, for me, I want to use chicken broth. But you can’t go wrong with this recipe it is easy, fast, and delicious!

    1. Yes, it’s a keeper! We typically use the chicken broth, because that is what I have on hand. Glad you enjoyed it! The Pad Thai one I have is really good, too!

    1. Many people add chicken to it, I have never tried it. We love it just the way it is, but I know you would be successful adding it!

  3. I have made this several times and shared with friends. It is SO good, easy , quickand makes a bunch. It’s even better leftover! Sometimes I add Italian or polish sausage and it’s good, too. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I bet the sausage is fantastic in it! I need to try that!! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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