Jan 16, 2021

one pot tetrazzini


Time: 55 minutes
Dishes: large oven-safe skillet  

Hello, hello Dear Readers!

Although I wouldn't classify this dish as a Dump Dinner, since you actively have to attend to it, it certainly is a One Pot meal and where pasta is concerned, that has a whole lot of appeal on its own. Not having to cook the pasta in a separate pot is definitely a bonus.

This vegan, vegetarian and meatless dish features pasta, peas and protein in a creamy sauce. The pasta is baked with breadcrumbs and some optional nondairy cheese, so there is an element of crunch to the dish. It is savory, delicious and very easy to make. It take about 30 minutes to bake - which is where the long cooking time is.

I used Savory Tofu in this recipe, which you can make and store for up to 5 days and it easily doubles, but you are welcome to use sautéed Gardein scaloppini, seitan or just more mushrooms. As always, the biggest punch of protein is up to you (all plants have protein; it only depends on how much protein).

I have this old-familiar, large skillet that can go from stove to oven, so I recommend you use something similar, but you can always transfer the skillet ingredients to an oven-safe dish when it comes time to bake it.

NOTE: make sure you use unsweetened nondairy milk, otherwise the dish will be overly sweet.

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Speedy Cooking Tips:

  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven as needed (you know how long your oven takes to preheat).
  • Add the mushrooms to the heated skillet as it is sliced.
  • Slice the onions after the mushrooms are in the skillet.
  • Use a spatula to mix the flour as you add the milk; a whisk will get clogged up.

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One Pot Tetrazzini


Makes 4 to 6 servings 


Preheat oven to 450-F

1. Mushrooms: Add the oil to a large skillet (oven-safe, if possible) over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, garlic, thyme and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook until golden, about 8 minutes. Stir as needed. 

1 tablespoon olive oil 

8 ounces sliced mushrooms

1 small onion, sliced

5 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons thyme

2. Flour: Add the flour and broth mix to the Mushrooms and stir well. Cook for 1 minute.    

5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon Easy Savory Broth Mix or 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon   

3. Liquid: Add the milk and water to the Mushrooms, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well. Bring sauce to simmer, about 4 minutes.   

4 cups unsweetened, plain nondairy milk 

1 cup water

4. Pasta: Add the pasta and peas; stir well. If the skillet is not oven-safe, transfer to a 9x13 baking pan. Bake covered for 20 minutes.   

12 ounces pasta (penne, rigatoni, etc.)

1 recipe (about 2 1/2 cups) Savory Tofu or equivalent (like seitan)  

1 cup peas 

5. Uncover the Pasta, sprinkle it with the breadcrumbs and cheese, if using. Bake until the breadcrumbs are golden, about 10 minutes. Serve.   

1/2 cup breadcrumbs, regular or panko

1/2 cup nondairy parmesan or white cheese (optional)  

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