Recipe: Lazy One Pot Pasta


We've got dozens of other pasta recipes on here but none as simple or cheap as this one pot. We were asked for quick recipes perfect for busy people and this is IT. Bung everything into one pan: pasta, flavours, water and let it bubble away. Add some garlic bread into the mix and you're winning.


  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 block Parmesan, to serve
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 200 ml passata
  • 1 handful fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 small handful olives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 red onion
  • 400 g farfalle pasta
  • 300 g strong white bread flour
  • 30 g butter, slightly softened
  • 75 ml warm water
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 handful roasted peppers
All Into Pan & Boil

Step 1

All Into Pan & Boil

Slice the onion, 2 cloves of garlic, olives and roasted peppers. Tip the pasta into the base of a deep saucepan then add the olives, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, chilli, basil, passata and a handful of Parmesan. Pour over 1.2 litres of water. Season well with salt and pepper. Bring the liquid to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer for 12-15 minutes, until the pasta is cooked.

Preheat Grill & Make Butter

Step 2

Preheat Grill & Make Butter

Mince the remaining garlic clove and the parsley. Mix these with the softened butter.

Make the Flatbread Dough

Step 3

Make The Flatbread Dough

Chuck the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, olive oil and warm water into a bowl and mix into a dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes. Take a small ball of dough and roll into a flat circle, similar size to your frying pan.

Cook the Flatbread

Step 4

Cook The Flatbread

Dry fry one side of the bread for a few minutes whilst spreading the butter over the upturned side. Place the frying pan under the grill until the butter melts and bubbles and the top of the bread is cooked.


Step 5


Serve the bread alongside the cooked pasta. Grate over the parmesan and enjoy. serves 4

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