One Pot Wonder Pasta
If you follow me on Twitter, you know we ran away to the desert at the last-minute this weekend to celebrate my husband’s birthday with the kids.
Which left me with a lot of fun memories and a few things already crossed off our Summer bucket list, but not a whole lot of time to menu plan for the week ahead.
So we will be winging it for the next few days (thankfully it’s a short week) and this find from the new issue of Martha Stewart Living is at the top of my list: one pot pasta.
I was intrigued when I saw the recipe in the magazine and then found it interpreted just days later on this blog and she swears it’s as good (and easy!) as it sounds.
You put the pasta in uncooked, people! This seems like a culinary gift from the domestic gods, so had to share. And on another note, I am very into brown rice pasta lately…I think I prefer it to the whole wheat.
So here’s my one and only “plan” for the week – toss everything in a pot and go. I have a feeling that’s going to end up being the theme for the next few days on various levels.
Here’s the recipe as tweaked by Apron Strings:
ONE POT WONDER TOMATO BASIL PASTA
Serves 4 to 6 as an entree
12 ounces linguine pasta
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .
Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with parmesan cheese.
*image above via Apron Strings*
from → Domestics