Easy One-Pot Pasta

Comfort Food?  Quick and Easy?
Cooking On A Budget?
Vegetables Ham Macaroni Bowl!!!

This easy one-pot pasta is an inspiration from my hometown, Hong Kong.  We eat and cook macaroni as often as we eat and cook Chinese noodles.  You can order this easy meal in any fast food shops or mom and pop cafes in Hong Kong. 

This vegetables ham macaroni bowl is always a comfort food to me.  It is quick, easy and cooking on a budget for a big crowd.

Total Time:
30 Minutes
Prep Time
: 5 Minutes  

Active Cook Time: 25 Minutes  
Serving: 4-6

A couple decades ago, a company even invented a 3-minute macaroni package.  Yes, you can cook macaroni as quick as you cook Chinese “ramen”.  And there are many flavors available in the supermarkets over there. 

When I was a kid, this was one of the dishes that my mum used to cook when we were not feeling well. 

To me, nowadays, it is a comfort food that brings me back a lot of good memories.  This is my version to bring you the delicious and healthy family meals to feed a big crowd.  This easy family dinner costs less than $10.  Enjoy!


Chicken broth and ham together should be salty enough for this easy one-pot pasta recipe.  So, hold the salt.

In Hong Kong, this easy soup pasta recipe can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Use alphabet pasta will definitely make your kids eat more.

Make it vegetarian, skip the ham and replace with vegetable broth

I used pre-diced ham in this recipe.  If there is any ham leftover, like after Thanksgiving dinner, this is a perfect dish to use up your leftover and save you a lot of headache.

Easy One-Pot Pasta Recipe and Instructions


2 Cans (14 ounces each) Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 pound Cubed Cooked Ham (or a chunk of ham from the Deli section in the grocery store and cut it into dices)
1 pound Frozen Mixed Vegetables
1 pound Elbow Macaroni


1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Canola Oil
1 Pot of Water

  1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil
  2. Add salt, oil and macaroni
  3. Quick stir and let it cook
  4. Under cook the macaroni about 2-3 minutes and drain
  5. Use the same pot
  6. Bring the broth to a boil
  7. Add ham and vegetables
  8. When it boils again, add macaroni
  9. Bring it to a boil again and cook for another 3-5 minutes and serve

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