Get ready for the magic of a swift and healthy one-pot spaghetti, cooked up in less than 15 minutes! Brimming with veggies and chicken, it’s the go-to recipe for an effortless weeknight dinner!

One Pot Spaghetti and One pot healthy spaghetti

Sure, spaghetti is no rocket science, but brace yourself—this version is even more effortless than the classic. What’s more, it’s gluten-free, with a quick switch to a completely plant-based option if that’s your jam. Easy, breezy, and adaptable!

One of our most popular recipes is the Oven Baked Spaghetti. We recently appeared on The Doctors TV to show them how to revamp this oven-baked spaghetti into an easy and healthy one-pot spaghetti! It’s the ultimate choice for a hassle-free weeknight meal.

The true hero of this recipe is the chickpea pasta — it takes center stage and steals the spotlight in this simple spaghetti. It’s everyone’s favorite for a reason — packed with high fiber and protein content, it’s the star ingredient that elevates the dish!

How does Chickpea Pasta compare to regular pasta?

Chickpea pasta (and also lentil pasta) is a great source of fiber and protein. Furthermore, it’s got twice as much protein and four times as much fiber than regular pasta! Amazing, right?

How Does Chickpea Pasta taste and cook?

Let’s be honest, chickpea pasta does not taste like real flour pasta. On its own chickpea pasta can be pretty bland — at least we think so! However, if you make sure that it is tossed in a well-seasoned sauce, you can totally transform the pasta into something so out-of-this-world delicious.

Banza pasta is what we use in this recipe – if you have not used it, we highly recommend giving it a try! It’s not overly mushy or gummy and it maintains its shape. However, we do think it is more delicate than regular flour pasta, so you want to be gentle when tossing it in a sauce, otherwise it will break apart easily. If you want a more sturdy pasta, you can try the rotini, penne, or rigatoni which are all thicker noodles.

One Pot Spaghetti and One pot healthy spaghetti

Is Chickpea Pasta Low-Carb?

Since it is made completely out of chickpeas, it has 25 grams of protein, 13 grams of fiber, and 40% fewer net carbs than traditional pasta. That is a definite win!
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One Pot Spaghetti

5 from 4 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
This one pot pasta is healthy, loaded with veggies, gluten-free and dairy-free!

Ingredients  

  • 16 ounces chickpea spaghetti pasta uncooked
  • 2 small shallots chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange or yellow bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms chopped
  • 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken shredded (or any cooked chicken )
  • 1 Tablespoons Italian seasoning mix salt free
  • 24 ounces chicken or veggie broth
  • 12 ounces good quality marinara sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

Instructions 

  • In a large, deep dutch oven add your uncooked pasta, shallots, peppers, mushrooms, cooked chicken, Italian seasoning, broth, marinara sauce, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir until everything is combined.
    16 ounces chickpea spaghetti pasta, 1/2 cup mushrooms, 1/2 cup red bell peppers, 1/2 cup orange or yellow bell peppers, 2 small shallots, 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken, 4 cloves garlic, 2 teaspoons sea salt more or less to taste, 1 Tablespoons Italian seasoning mix, 12 ounces good quality marinara sauce, 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 24 ounces chicken or veggie broth, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 12-14 minutes. Sprinkle with basil and parmesan cheese. *if pasta seems too saucy, don't worry it will thicken as it sits! 
    1/4 cup fresh basil, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1967mg | Potassium: 306mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1166IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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What kind of pot to use?

You can use any heavy pot. We use our Le Creuset enameled pot. A non-stick pot will work as well.

What is so great about a One Pot Pasta?

We LOVE how easy a one pot pasta is. You essentially dump all the ingredients in a pot and cook. No boiling the pasta required. It’s great for a busy weeknight meal.

How to make this One Pot Pasta

In a large pot add all your ingredients, even the cooked chicken!

Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Top with parmesan cheese shavings and fresh basil. It’s THAT easy!

Notes

Plant-based spaghetti is possible, that’s why we love using chickpea pasta. Furthermore, you can keep out the chicken and grated parmesan cheese to make this recipe completely vegan.

If you love this recipe, you can make this One Pot Caprese Pasta using the chickpea rotini pasta, it can also be made completely vegan or with an option to add chicken. Either way you decide to make it, it’s going to be amazing!

One Pot Spaghetti and One pot healthy spaghetti

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10 Comments

  1. Love the food dolls recipes but I tried to half this and did not go so well. There was not enough liquid in there to get it done, and stuck like crazy. I ended up adding a bunch more broth and tomato sauce. Even with all the extra added it ended up looking as pictured. I then had to adjust spices to compensate. My thought for next time, cut the pasta portion in half, and keep all other measurements the same. Because I added enough to equal out to what the original chicken broth and tomato sauce measurements were, and also it will help it cook that pasta, which was problematic with lower moisture levels. There just was not enough liquid to cook that pasta halved.

    1. Thank you for the feedback, Blair! We’re sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you and will be sure to test it again.

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for making an allergy friendly meal!!!!! Means so much to us that have food allergies, and our family members have food allergies. One pot cooking? Delicious food? Gluten and dairy free? Win! Win! Win!

  3. Could this be made in a crockpot? I don’t have a dutch oven. I just wonder how long to leave it in the crockpot and how would the chick pea pasta do in a crockpot? I’m excited to try it, and so glad to find the Food dolls! They help me feel like I can actually do this😃 I am not a good planner, so I appreciate uncomplicated and user-friendly…this is it!

  4. This recipe is amazing!!
    One quick tip though…I’d add the olive oil/sauce/broth to the pan first. I put the uncooked pasta in first and even though I mixed it well, some pasta burned and stick to the bottom and of the pan and totally smoked like CRAZY. I had to finish it in the oven cause the smoke was coming out the sides of my Dutch oven😂

    Other than that quick tip- this recipe is DELISH. Even with smokey flavoring😉😂

  5. 5 stars
    I was tired and scrolling through Instagram avoiding trying to figure out what to eat. This recipe popped up, and just by how easy it looked, I jumped up.
    Holy smokes was it tasty and super easy! It truly took no time and this will be a new go-to in my home!