I have been eyeing this recipe for one pot pasta for a while, for it sounded to good to be true, an entire meal made in one pot! I have no idea why I waited so long to make this simple dish as it was so easy (and as my beau said “this is effing delicious”). I used Trader Joe’s Spinach & Chive Linguine this time. Using linguine for the pasta in particular is key, as the thickness and texture helps soak up the amazing flavors.
Ingredients (I slightly adjusted from original due to how much pasta I had :) )
8 oz linguine
8 oz of cherry or grape tomatoes sliced in halves
3⁄4 of a whole yellow onion thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves
2 sprigs of basil
1⁄2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
1⁄4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons of salt
a couple of “glugs” of olive oil
Place all of the above ingredients into a large pot. Pour 4 1⁄2 cups of water over all the ingredients. Put stove burner on high and set a timer for 9 minutes. Stir & move with tongs while it bubbles. When timer goes off, taste check the pasta for if its ready. When pasta tastes ready, scoop out with tongs and serve! It will be naturally creamy. I put a bit of fresh parmesan on it, and voila’ dinner was served! I loved the texture and the kick the spice with garlic gave it. This is definitely going into the regular meal rotation!