Easy One-Pot Meatless Pasta Recipe

Meatless Mondays. While we love meat (especially beef), at our house Mondays 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’ plates. It used only *five* ingredients – had one dish to clean AND my kids loved it.

one pot pasta with mushrooms and spinach
Meatless Mondays can be so yummy too.

Let’s make this super easy One-Pot Pasta Recipe

For moms who are constantly thinking of experimenting with meatless substitutes in their kid’s diets, this is the answer! It’s cheap, healthy, and super easy to make! That’s definitely worth the try!

Mushroom and 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
This meatless one-pot pasta recipe is as easy as 1,2,3!

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.

Instructions to make Mushroom and SPinach Pasta

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Strain.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Serve and enjoy. Yum!

one-pot mushroom pasta
Incredibly delicious!

How my one-pot pasta version turned out

The mushrooms add depth to the pasta making you think you are eating meat. The kids 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.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Easy One-Pot Meatless Pasta Recipe

one pot pasta recipe with mushrooms

If you're aiming to help your kids eat a meatless dish without missing the nutrients they need, this is the perfect recipe for you! The good part is it's super easy to make, it definitely won't take too much of your time! (and budget, honestly!)

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

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)

Instructions

    1. Put all the ingredients (except for cream cheese) in a pot. Add water as required in the pasta cooking instructions and cook until the pasta is done.
    2. Strain out all the water
    3. Transfer to a platter and add cream cheese or olive oil. Mix until smooth.
    4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

We used fettucini as our pasta, but you may replace that pasta with whatever pasta you'd like!

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Did you try this one-pot pasta recipe? How did it turn out?

9 Comments

  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.

  8. Gena Sellers says:

    This sounds yummy. Accept I am dairy free. How much olive oil would I use to replace the cream cheese?

  9. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Gena! Instead of increasing olive oil, maybe try a dairy free cream cheese? I have seen a couple brands in the store!

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