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Tag: one-pot pasta meals

Do You Have to Cook the Pasta Separately in a Glorious One-Pot Meal?

Reader question: Quick and probably stupid question on the mac and cheese recipe on pp 176-177…is the macaroni cooked or raw for the recipe?  Don’t really want to waste the cheese trying it wrong. Thanks. ~Matt, Maryland

Hi Matt! This is a great question because I can emphasize that Glorious One-Pot Meals never require pasta or rice to be cooked separately. You always put it in the pot raw.

When I was researching one-pot meal cookbooks, before I published Glorious One-Pot Meals, I noticed that most recipes included something along the lines of:

  • Serve with pasta cooked according to package directions.


  • Serve with a side salad or loaf of bread.

To me, these recipes were no longer “one-pot meals” because now you needed a second pot to boil water in and cook the pasta, or a second bowl to hold a salad, etc.

I designed Glorious One-Pot Meals to be TRUELY one pot by providing  a complete and wholesome meal in a single pot.