Creamy One-Pot Pasta + 10 Meatless One-Pot Recipes to Enjoy this Lenten Season

This easy, meatless Creamy One-Pot Pasta with Goat Cheese is perfect to enjoy during the Lenten season, or a busy weeknight.

Creamy One-Pot Pasta with Goat Cheese 

I have a confession to make.

I went to Moe’s last Friday… and I accidentally added chicken into my burrito bowl.


Creamy One-Pot Pasta with Goat Cheese

Okay, some of you may be completely lost. So here’s what I’m talking about.

I’m Catholic. And every year, during the Lenten season, my family engages in the practice of foregoing meat on Fridays. And for a half-Cuban, half-Sicilian meat-loving family, this has certainly forced us to be creative.

And so, yes, sometimes I eat meat on Fridays during Lent because I’m not thinking. But, for the most part, I am pretty good about following the “rules”.

Creamy One-Pot Pasta with Goat Cheese

If you’re an avid TBB reader, 1) I love you and 2) you know that I love a quick, easy meal. And while I may love cooking, there is one thing I actually hate about it.

Cleaning up.

That’s when a good one-pot meal comes in. One pot, less mess.

Creamy One-Pot Pasta with Goat Cheese

Of course, this recipe is meatless in accordance with the Lenten season. But, if you’re looking for an option to add some more protein, Italian sausage would be a wonderful addition.

Creamy One-Pot Pasta with Goat Cheese

Instead of a saucy pasta dish, I went the creamy route (without actually adding any cream). How did I achieve this?


One of my favorite types of cheese. Adding goat cheese to this big pot of deliciousness while it’s still simmering allows the goat cheese to melt and form a creamy sauce between the crevices of ingredients. It’s pretty epic if I do say so myself.

Creamy One-Pot Pasta + 10 Meatless One-Pot Recipes for Lent
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Serves: Serves 6
  • 12 oz pasta of choice
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of kale
  • 1 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup of pickled artichoke hearts
  • 1 large roasted red pepper (I used jarred), julienned
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • ½ cup of goat cheese
  1. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add in garlic and saute for about a minute.
  2. Add all ingredients, except the goat cheese, into the pot and set heat to high.
  3. Bring to a boil, then set to simmer. Once pasta is cooked al dente, pour the contents into a colander to remove the liquid.
  4. Place back into the pot. Set the burner back to simmer and add in the goat cheese. Stir to combine, until completely melted and creamy.
  5. Serve and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.
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Creamy One-Pot Pasta with Goat Cheese

And for those of you practicing meatless Fridays this season, or anyone who is looking for more inspiration to be creative without meat in their meals, I’ve reached out to my beloved BGB community girls for some more delicious, one-pot, meatless recipes!

Easy Beans and Greens

Easy Beans and Greens by Fooduzzi

Kale Tortellini Soup

Kale Tortellini Soup by Running in a Skirt

One-Pot Minestrone Pot Pie

One-Pot Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Biscuits by Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

Healthy Vegetable Barley Soup

Healthy Vegetable Barley Soup by A Healthful Heart

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe's

Vegetarian Sloppy Joe’s by FitLiving

Chickpea Pumpkin Coconut Curry

Chickpea Pumpkin Coconut Curry by Emilie Eats

Quinoa Broth Bowl

Copycat Panera Quinoa Broth Bowl by The Balanced Berry

Black Bean Acorn Squash Chili

Black Bean Acorn Squash Chili by This Runner’s Recipes

Greek Polenta

Greek Polenta by A Cup of Kellen

Vegan Pumpkin Sweet Potato Rissoto

Vegan Pumpkin Sweet Potato Risotto by Diary of an Ex-Sloth

Pin this round-up for later!

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  1. says

    Yum! I love adding goat cheese to pasta and pizza! Have you tried the Trader Joe’s herbed goat cheese or the blueberry compote one? Both are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing my polenta recipe :)
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  2. says

    Yum, I LOVE goat cheese and even better when it’s in pasta! Looks like such an easy meal! Thank you for sharing my recipe, Christina! :)

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