Unfortunately, it can’t be all cookies and doughnuts all the time—I mean, technically, it can, however inadvisable. I submit, for all your intermediary meal needs: the one-pan dinner. Cooking this one-pan pasta right in the sauce is the dinner move you need before holiday cooking ramps up. And as the pasta becomes tender cooking right in the sauce, it releases some of its starch, giving the dish a silkiness reminiscent of risotto. The entire one-pan pasta cooks on the stovetop in just about 40 minutes.