One-Pot Meatless Monday Recipe

Meatless Mondays. While we love meat (especially beef), at our house Monday’s can be  a nice reprieve for our budget and a chance to encourage my kiddos to eat more diversity with a veggie-heavy meal. Dinner last night was a win!!

We love one pot meals.  This one took only 15 min from the time I began thinking about dinner till it was on the kids plated. It used only *five* ingredients – had one dish to clean AND my kids loved it.

one pot pasta with mushrooms and spinach

One Pot Meal

Mushroom Spinach Pasta

Recipe Ingredients:

  • One carton of sliced mushrooms
  • One half a big bag of spinach.
  • One half of an onion, sliced.
  • One box of Fettuccine
  • 1/4th a block of Cream Cheese (optional – replace with olive oil)


one pot pasta with mushrooms

We chose fettucini as our pasta as it is a bit hefty and is easier for little fingers to get onto (and keep on) their forks.  Replace that pasta with whatever pasta is your favorite.

Dump all of your ingredients into the pot except for the cream cheese.  Add water according to the pasta cooking instructions.  Bring it to a boil – cook until the noodles are done.


Add the cream cheese or olive oil and mix lightly until it is smooth.

Serve.  Yum!

one-pot mushroom pasta

The mushrooms add a depth to the pasta making you think you are eating meat.  Love it!  They are full Vitamins B and D but even more exciting is that they have a higher “punch” of polyphenols – those are antioxidants that act as an anti-inflammatory.   This is a great meal to help your kids eat more mushrooms, happily.

Looking for another pasta dish?

Check out our SUPER EASY layered lasagna.  Yum!


  1. How many calories per serving? please and thank you

  2. This looks so good! Im making it tonight!!! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Yay! I love this recipe so much!

  4. Did you use a 4 or 8 ounce block of cream cheese?

  5. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Mary! 1/4 of an 8 oz. block of cream cheese. 🙂

  6. Do you put the noodles in before or after the water comes to a boil? Can’t wait to try this! Thanks

  7. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, June! According to the recipe, you put all of the ingredients (except for the cream cheese) into the water first, and then bring it to a boil.

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