One pot vegetable pasta in a bowl

One Pot Vegetable Pasta

  • Author: Preeti Gupta
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Cuisine: American Italian


This one pot vegetable pasta recipe is so fast and easy that you’ll make this again and again. Just dump everything in and let it all cook together. Ready in under 20 minutes. Which makes this piping hot dinner so awesome!


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 34 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1/2 cup Mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 Zucchini, cut into half moon slices
  • 3 cups blanched and crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth or Water
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Herb seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 250 grams short Pasta (penne/macaroni/rigatoni)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese or Mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Parsley  


  1. Heat oil in a large pot and add garlic and onions and cook on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes, until the onions are translucent. Turn heat to high and add the corn kernels, zucchini, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Next, add the vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste and let cook on high heat. When the liquid starts boiling, reduce heat and add the broccoli, red bell pepper, pasta, herbs, pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Give it a stir, place the lid on and let it cook on a slow flame for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Take the lid off and cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently till the pasta is done and all the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in half the shredded cheese and taste to check for the seasonings. Add more salt or pepper if required.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, cover with the lid and take off heat. The cheese will melt in the residual heat.
  6. Garnish with the parsley and shredded parmesan and serve hot.