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One Pot Pasta

August 11, 2013

 

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The trending recipe of the summer. I have come across this recipe a number of times the last few months. It’s such a simple idea but being a bit of a skeptic… I had to try it. I love the idea of one pot dinners, easy to make and even easier to clean up. While these ingredients are not an uncommon combination, throwing them all  together in one pan is. The result… a VERY tasty noodle!! The starch that leaches off the pasta helps create a creamy and flavorful sauce. Dinner on the table in 20 minutes...one pot…..where was this on those hectic days of  juggling practices, games and a meal???????

One-Pan Pasta     (adapted slightly from Martha Stewart Living)

12 ounces linguine

12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large

1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)

6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1/2- 3/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes

2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish

2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

4 1/2 cups water

Lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide among 4 bowls, and garnish with basil. Serve with oil and Parmesan.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2013 10:22 am

    This is a PERFECT recipe for my stage of life – thank you! Reminds me a bit of my summer pasta, which we LOVE.

  2. August 11, 2013 2:06 pm

    Love basil! How pretty.

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