Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta
Easy,  Entrées,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta

Reduced fat cream cheese makes this one pot dish extra luxurious without the guilt!

Quick-cooking meals that only use one pot or pan are so great to keep in your weeknight cooking arsenal. Things like this Single-Skillet Bacon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Roasted Tomatoes or this One-Pan Orecchiette with Chickpeas and Olives are great examples of dishes that pack a ton of flavor without making a huge mess in the kitchen.

When I saw this recipe over on Diethood, I knew it would be perfect for a busy weeknight!

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta

This pasta was quick and delicious, and so creamy, you’d never guess it was healthy! I love the texture of whole grain pasta, and it really holds onto the sauce well in this dish.

It was a nice, simple meal that packed a lot of flavor, and my whole family really enjoyed it. I’ll definitely be making it again!

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A bowl of creamy tomato pasta with basil on top.

Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta

  • Author: Diethood
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings (1-1/4 cups per serving) 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


Reduced fat cream cheese makes this one pot dish extra luxurious without the guilt!


  • 12-ounces whole grain fettuccine or linguine
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • ½-cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3-ounces ? Less-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 11/2 cups tomato/pasta sauce
  • ¼-cup grated parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. In a stockpot, combine pasta, water, vegetable broth, onions, basil leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover, cook over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove cover and continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pasta is cooked and almost all liquid is absorbed; stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese and tomato sauce; mix until combined.
  5. Stir in grated parmesan cheese; taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  6. Serve immediately.


Recipe by Diethood


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 266
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 690.7 mg
  • Fat: 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.2 g
  • Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.1 mg

Keywords: eating light, pasta, one pot meal, skillet meal

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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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