It all began when I watched a one minute video on FB, showing how you can cook pasta in one pot. At that point, I had one baby and one impatient kid, so time was VERY precious. At first, I was just trying to copy what I’ve seen on the video while having so many doubts about it. Well, I was wrong, because it was the best time-saving dish EVER made, and surprisingly, it’s very good too. it has such a rich flavor!
The only problem with this recipe is that it is hard to go back. If it wouldn’t taste so good, I wouldn’t even write about it but I’m making one pot pasta (all kinds of pasta: spaghetti, linguini, and more) more than a year and especially when I’m busy, it’s very helpful (I have more time to make another dish and make a salad!). So, if you need easy recipes this is how you make a one pot pasta.
One Pot Pasta – 20 Minutes, One Pot
- 12 oz. one package dry spaghetti (or any other pasta)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large diced tomato
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 big sprigs of basil, and a few leaves for garnish
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5 cups of water (add gradually)
- salt + pepper
In a wide pot, combine all the ingredients, with half the amount of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, stir and turn pasta and add more water frequently, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated.
And Ta-Da! This recipe is super easy and the only problem is it’s hard to go back. Really, if you’re cooking for your kids and you don’t have all the time in the world – this method is a lifesaver.
The pasta tastes great. It’s creamy and flavorful. Also, you can modify and make other variations of this one-pot pasta recipe because the basic idea is the dry pasta, and other ingredients cook together, so it can work with many improvisations.
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