Magic, One Pot Italian Noodles

Magic, One Pot Italian Noodles

For those of you dear readers, that live in the Salt Lake area, and would like to support a great cause…our annual bake sale is coming up this Saturday (November 23) from 10:00 to 2:00 (or until we run out of goodies). This year our proceeds are going to our dear friend (Sweet Sister Rebecca Wann) who has been faced with more medical bills than she knows what to do with, due to her daughter’s health issues. I am making Cinnamon Rolls and Fabulous French Bread. My friends and I also made 38 Pumpkin Rolls for the sale. There will be many more delicious items to choose from as well. Hope to see a few of you there! The address is 5041 Spring Heather Cir, Herriman Utah 84096. You can read about past bake sales HERE, HERE and HERE.ย 

I am about to introduce you to a revolutionary kind of meal.

Why is it revolutionary? You may be wondering…


Well just have a look, won’t you! See with your own eyes, that every single ingredient needed to make these fabulous Italian noodles is placed into one solitary pot…brought to a boil and left to simmer away and cook into a flavorful delight. No need to cook the noodles separately and dirty another pot. Please do not feel tempted to saute the onions and garlic in a separate pan. ย No ma’am, and no sir. We have on our hands here a One Pot wonder, yes we do. These Italian Noodles are loaded with flavor. If you have made and loved the Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Spinach recipe from my archives, this recipe reminds me a lot of that one. However, this is a little more economical because it calls for canned tomatoes.

And did I mention, it’s all cooked in one pot.

This will save you time.

Time looking for more pots, time washing more pots, time drying more pots and time putting away more pots. More time!

I knew you would be a fan, yes I did.

Let’s make it!

One Pot Italian Noodles from Jamie Cooks It Up

Magic, One Pot Italian Noodles

Time: 10 minutes prep + 20 minutes cooking
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe adapted from Your Cup Of Cake

4 C chicken broth
1 (12 ounce) package linguine noodles
1 (8 ounce) bag fresh spinach
3 (15 ounce) cans Italian Stewed Tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 Tb dried basil
1/2 Tb dried oregano
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp pepper

1. Pour 4 cups broth ย into a medium-sized pot. Bring it to a boil.


2. Chop 1 small onion and 5 cloves garlic.


3. Grab 3 cans of Italian Stewed Tomatoes.


If you have diced tomatoes, that would be really awesome and preferable for this recipe. If not, just stick some cooking shears into the can and slice the tomatoes into smaller chunks.


4. Once your broth has boiled add an 8 ounce package of fresh spinach, you could add more if you choose. (I hear spinach is good for you and can change your life for the better). Add the cans of tomatoes, along with the wonderful juice in the can. Toss in the onion, garlic and pasta as well.


5. Sprinkle in 1/2 tablespoon basil and 1/2 tablespoon oregano.


6. Hit it with 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. You can adjust this, per your liking as well. Add more if you like more heat, less if heat makes you perspire and pass out cold on the kitchen floor. The 1/4 teaspoon I have listed will give it just a slight kick, nothing my kids couldn’t handle. Adjust to suit your fancy, please.


This is what it should look like. Pretty! Pretty enough for a picture, I’d say.


7. Bring it all to a boil over medium high heat and let it cook away, working it’s magic.


The noodles will cook nicely for you, soaking up all of those wonderful flavors. Cook, just until the noodles are soft, but still have a little bite to them. Should only take about 20 minutes.


Please note, the noodles will continue to soak up the broth, even after it has finished cooking. Don’t drain any of the liquid from the pan.


7. Scoop the noodles out into individual bowls and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.



Post a comment!


  1. 1
    November 18, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Jamie this looks fabulous. I can’t wait to try it and I am going to share it in my face book page. Yummo

  2. 2
    sherri schmale
    November 18, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Cant wait to try it!!

  3. 3
    November 18, 2013 at 10:49 am


  4. 4
    November 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Yum…This looks delish, I’m definitely going to try it.

  5. 5
    November 18, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I have tried a similar recipe before and it didn’t turn out well. I didn’t like the texture of the pasta and it all clumped together. It tasted really well, just weird texture. I’m willing to try it again with Jamie’s recipe for sure. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. 6
    November 18, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Jamie, I have pinned many of your recipes, and made many, but WOW… this one looks so good and is going on the menu for this week! Thanks! So nice to have something that is so easy in this busy part of the year.

  7. 7
    November 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Hey J – looks super delish!!

  8. 8
    Sharon Markey
    November 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Going to try this for sure! Looks delish and easy, too. Could I just use regular spaghetti..instead of a trip to the store?

    • 9
      November 19, 2013 at 6:14 am

      Yes, use whatever noodles you have on hand. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

  9. 10
    November 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Gosh, I have this nasty cold thing that seems to be going around, and still have to cook. This looks like it answered my question. I have everything I need, so I am set to try this out ! Thanks.

  10. 11
    The Mrs.
    November 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Don’t add the noodles so early. Better if they are al dente not mushy. I have my own similar cooking method.

  11. 12
    November 18, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Can I use macaroni instead of linguine?

    • 13
      November 19, 2013 at 6:12 am

      Yes, you can use whatever noodles you have on hand. Good luck!

  12. 14
    Lynn Dula
    November 19, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I made this last night and it was FABULOUS! I used chicken stock that I had made and added extra fresh basil. Next time, I will add an extra bag of spinach. It was so delicious!!!

  13. 15
    November 19, 2013 at 10:16 am

    This sounds great… but my hubby and I aren’t a fan of cooked spinach. Can you replace it with other veggies?

    • 16
      November 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Tara – I’m sure you can replace with some great vegetables like chopped zucchini and julienned carrots… something that cooks quickly, like the spinach would.

      I don’t know if this is meant to be a vegetarian recipe, but I would add some spicy Italian sausage to this recipe for a more hearty dish, less pasta, and use petite diced tomatoes. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 17
        November 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        Thanks! Excited to give this a try! Even more excited that I have most of that stuff on hand. Thank you!

  14. 18
    November 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Why use can of tomatoes? can’t you put fresh tomatoes other than processing can food? its more healthier than having cans being in it.. eh? i prefer put fresh tomatoes…looks delish!

  15. 19
    November 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    This looks easy and yummy. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks Jamie

  16. 20
    November 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    why not add some shrimp?

  17. 21
    November 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Making this right now, can’t wait to try it. Do I need to add salt?

  18. 22
    November 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    omg this is so good and so easy to make, I got nothing but compliments on it and it was even good the next day. thank you so much,

  19. 23
    Miss K
    November 24, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I bet this would also be great with a chicken breast on the side or chunked and mixed with the noodles. Can’t wait to try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 24
    November 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    The photo showing where most of the liquid has been absorbed made my mouth drool.

  21. 25
    December 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I cooked this tonight for dinner. Awesome is the only word to describe it. I love the one pot dinners. Served it with grilled chicken, even the picky eaters loved it. Thank you.

  22. 26
    Linda Kehoe
    December 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Jamie, my niece sent this recipe to me as she had cooked it and liked it. I cooked it tonight and it was truly wonderful. I love simple and good recipes. You rock girl.

  23. 27
    December 31, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Tried this tonight, it was very tasty and easy! Used frozen spinach instead.
    Cheers from New Zealand!

  24. 28
    January 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    This is delicious, I have made it more than once and my friends and family love it. Keep up the good work Jamie, I love your recipes !!!

  25. 29
    January 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    awesome recipe I made it mine a little bit thou. I used 1 whole frozen tomatoe from the garden. couldn’t find stewed tomatoes so i used diced italian herbs. (2). 1/2 pk fettucine, 1Tbsp dried ital seasoning, fresh ground black pepper, kosher salt, and a splash of olive oil. also added some cooked diced chicken. Delish. loved it. ***** ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 30
    Melanie Wade
    March 31, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Finally tried this tonight and YUMMY!

  27. 31
    June 24, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Just made this recipe tonight
    I think I would cook pasta separately as I found it too gummy as I think I would want to rinse off starch but flavour is good

  28. 32
    May 20, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Love the recipe. Just FYI: “it’s”=”it is”: “working it is magic.”

  29. 33
    Jane Pribble
    May 29, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I’ve been trying to find this recipe – so glad I mailed it to a friend. So easy, good, and fresh!

  30. 34
    November 2, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    I LOVE this recipe! I was my dad’s caregiver during his last 2 1/2 years, and as he declined his taste buds were not like before, so it became more difficult to cook things he would like. THIS he LOVED! I’ve made it many times through the past 6 years and it’s always a hit.
    It’s a great recipe to make a gift basket with all the ingredients except spinach & fresh cheese. I used my own home-canned herbed tomatoes instead of store-bought.

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