I don’t know about you but on a cold evening after a long, crazy day at work I love a big old bowl of fantastic, tasty pasta! Unfortunately a lot of pasta dishes take a lot of prep and can make for a pretty late meal by the time I get home from work and have everything cooked and ready to go.
Lucky for me though I discovered One Pan Pasta curled up reading a Martha Stewart magazine one afternoon. This is one of my favorite recipes – it’s cozy, yummy and super easy and quick to make!
How to Make One Pan Pasta (from Martha Stewart)
12 ounces linguine
12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon of red-pepper flakes
2 sprigs basil, plus a few additional torn leaves for garnish
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
Coarse salt (can substitute table salt if necessary) and freshly ground pepper
4 1/2 cups of water
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for serving
Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet (I didn’t have a straight-sided skillet so I used a pot and came out just wonderful still!). Bring to a boil over high heat.
Continue to boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 minutes.
Remove pan from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowls (makes approximately 4 servings) and garnish with basil. Serve with Olive Oil and Parmesan cheese.