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Yes, this is really happening. 30 minutes and dinner is served. I must also add that you only need 5 ingredients and you will have a wholesome delicious dinner waiting to be devoured. Does life get better than this? You guys, let me introduce you to your new favourite quick-fix: 30-minute pasta dinner. Whoop!

30 minute quick and easy pasta dinner

Fresh pasta is the ish! Do you like dried spaghetti, macaroni and other kinds of pasta? The fresh ones taste even better! As the kitchen over-achiever that I am, I’ve been dreaming of making my own pasta for a while now. Because homemade pasta is terrific. But with the fresh pasta from Buitoni, I don’t have to go through the trouble of making mine. All I need to do is pop the pasta into some nice boiling water to cook then make the quickest and easiest dinner on earth. This 30-minute pasta dinner is life-changing.

buitoni pasta

One of my goals this year is eating only foods that are responsibly produced. My friends at Buitoni do a fine job at producing vegetable-infused pasta that are fresh, no GMO and authentically Italian. You should definitely check out their products.

marinara sauce

I love Italian food! No wonder, one of my favorite restaurants is an Italian one. Each time I go there, I order a lasagna. That gooey dish of pasta, sauce and cheese has a special place in my heart. You can’t beat that combination of pasta, tomato sauce and cheese. So I decided to enjoy that combination once again but this time around, not with lasagna but with tortellini. This is a ring-shaped pasta that is filled with cheese. Absolutely delicious.

To make this ridiculously easy dinner, you need five easy ingredients. Pasta, marinara sauce, eggs, vegetable oil and an onion. And no, you need no extra seasoning. The marinara sauce and cheesy pasta lend enough taste to the meal.

ingredients for 30 minute pasta dinner

If you are a meat lover, sub eggs for some ground meat. Delicioso!

All you need to do is boil the pasta according to the instructions on the package. These take about 7 minutes to cook after plunging it into water. Then you drain… Feel free to totally grab some of these babies and fit into your mouth.

boiled tortellini pasta

Then you saute some onion, scramble the eggs, add in marinara sauce then you put in the pasta and mix. The result is this simple luscious dinner. A testament to the fact that simple things are indeed beautiful. Some nights, this is all you need. A quick and easy one-pot pasta dinner. Yum!

30 minute pasta dinner Buitoni

This meal is fresh, eggy, cheesy and each bite feels like you are at an Italian restaurant. You could enjoy this with a some vegetable salad on the side. Try this simple salad with just tomatoes, avocado and red cabbage. Make a simple dressing with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to drizzle on top and enjoy.

simple salad for pasta dish

If you are feeling more ambitious, you could add shredded carrots and some sweet corn to your salad.

30 minute pasta dinner recipe

This dinner is perfect for weeknights, busy nights or just any night when you do not want to spend hours in the kitchen. Hope you and your family enjoy it!

30 minute pasta dinner

30 Minute Pasta Dinner

5 from 2 votes
This dinner made with tortellini pasta requires only five ingredients. It is fresh, vibrant and so easy to make.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 530 g pack Buitoni tortellini pasta
  • 1 15 oz container, Buitoni marinara sauce
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Boil the pasta according to package instructions. Strain and keep aside.
  • In a large pan, heat olive oil and saute onions. Add eggs and scramble. Add in marinara sauce and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Finally, add in the pasta and mix. Let it marry with the sauce for about two minutes. Dinner is ready!


You do not need any extra seasoning in this recipe. The marinara sauce and pasta are tasty enough.
You could use ground meat in place of eggs. They will need more time to cook though.
If you like the meal, more moist, feel free to throw in some extra marinara sauce. The leftovers make a great lunch the next day!


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 694mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 453IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Calories: 241
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  1. Waoh! I love pasta. As in, I could eat it and it likes as often as possible. This combo looks like a winning combo to me.
    Delicious, easy, and responsibly produced.

  2. Praise the Lord! At last *sighs*
    Have really missed commenting here, happy new year everyone and to you Mama P.
    I thought this was plantain chips at the first glance, had to have a closer look when I saw the headline.
    Yummy looking food and healthy too.
    Good work you are doing dear, have a fab weekend.