California One Pot Pasta Recipe

Water is in short demand here in California. This pasta dish was created with that in mind. No wasted water!

California One Pot Pasta

By author Dish Ditty Recipes


  • 1lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 1/4 Pepper (green or red) (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 jar Marinara Sauce (any kind)
  • Water
  • 1lb Penne Pasta


Step 1
Brown ground beef in a large pan. Add garlic powder, italian seasoning, onions, peppers and shredded carrots. Cook until onions and carrots are softened. Add wine cook and 1 minute. Add 1 jar sauce, 1 jar water and bring to a boil. Add 1 pound pasta, stir and when bubbly, cover, turn to low and cook covered for 15 minutes. No wasted water!

California One Pot Pasta by Dish Ditty Recipes

California One Pot Pasta

2 Replies to "California One Pot Pasta Recipe"

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    Darlene Lockrem July 30, 2015 (1:34 pm)

    When cooking with wine, what type do you use? Also what is a good white wine to use when sauting shrimp?

    • comment-avatar
      Dish Ditty July 30, 2015 (1:46 pm)

      Honestly I use dry vermouth as my white wine and sweet vermouth in place of red wine. I don’t drink a lot of wine so that means I don’t have to open a bottle I’m not going to drink. For this recipe I think I just used a Cabernet. But you can use almost any red. A white would work but red would be better. For shrimp I use dry vermouth or a dry Chardonnay.

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