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Chef's Viral 'One-Pot Pasta' Recipe Is Almost Too Pretty to Eat

If you’re searching for an extra special, one-pot meal with lots of veggies, you’ve found it here. This restaurant-quality meal is full of beautiful, fresh flavors. TikTok content creator @johngs shares his recipe for one-pot pasta, and we are hooked!

This meal looks like it could be on the cover of Bon appétit.

We can’t even believe this dish was created using only one pot! Amazing! This sensational meal starts with chucking pasta and a large saucepan (his words, not ours). He tells us we can use large or small shells. Add boiling water over the pasta and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat. Then add broccoli, frozen peas, and spinach. Cover and cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Add basil, cream cheese pesto, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Serve with extra cheese on top. Yes, yes, yes. Will be doing that for sure.

The audience loved the sensational meal, and viewer @Gigi197021 commented, "My Nonna says it’s ok, but she exclaimed, “Where’s the olive oil garlic chili flakes Parmesan cheese!! Only kidding.. Yours is delicious, too!” That's too funny! We like Nonna, and we also really like red pepper flakes! Viewer @amy added, “Did it for my dinner tonight and was so good. We'll be trying this out for sure!

This is the dinner you serve when you want to impress your in-laws or anyone else. We're looking forward to making this for our family and we know they'll be asking for us to make this meal all the time!