One Pot Pasta

one pot pasta

At a very young age I learned the importance of limiting the amount of kitchen utensils and equipment used in making a meal. Mostly because it was my job to wash the dishes as my mother liked to use our dishwasher as a storage shelf. Turns out most Indian parents believe the dishwasher is an expensive kitchen rack/shelf. #immigrantparentproblems Hand washing a sink full of dishes could take me at least 30 minutes when I was a kid. That’s why this one pot pasta is my new favorite recipe. I found it on Martha Stewart’s website and had to try it! I got the cherry tomatoes from the farmers market and they were delicious, almost as good as a Jersey tomato ;-). Give this recipe a shot and I promise it’ll be your go to recipe for something fresh and quick.

Cook time : 15 minutes                                                         Makes: 6 servings

12 oz spaghetti
10 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups yellow onion, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
½ tsp red pepper flakes
2 sprigs of basil
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
4.5 cups water

one pot pasta
1. In wide straight-sided skillet, add the spaghetti, tomatoes, onion, pepper flakes, garlic, basil and olive oil. Bring this to a boil. Stir pasta every few minutes until water is almost evaporated and pasta is cooked. This took me about 10 minutes.

2. Season with salt and pepper and serve right away. Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “One Pot Pasta

  1. Aruna Panangipally says:

    The pasta looks so inviting. I cook this way too, with minimal utensils. One day I saw the number of pots, pans, and other utensils I had used in making a simple dish and was horrified to think about the amount of water that would go waste.

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