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One Pot Pasta topped with parmesan cheese and parsley, in a white bowl

One Pot Pasta

A heavy-hitter in the kitchen, one pot pasta comes together in thirty minutes and leaves you with one pot to clean. Comfort food made easy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword How Do I Make One Pot Pasta, HowTo Make One Pot Pasta, One Pot Pasta, One Pot Pasta Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 884kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 can (28 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 12 ounces bucatini, broken in half
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped


  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onions, garlic, thyme, carrots, celery, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and saute until onions are translucent. Stir in tomato paste, stirring to coat the vegetables and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the sausage, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Brown the sausage, breaking it up into large chunk with a spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the canned tomatoes and 3 cups of water over sausage mixture. Add bucatini and salt stirring to ensure the bucatini is submerged.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring often, until the bucatini is cooked to al dente, about 10-12 minutes. Add parmesan and adjust seasoning. Garnish with parsley and serve.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 884kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1257mg | Potassium: 1215mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5710IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 3.2mg