There are some recipes I see on Pinterest that are just too interesting not to try. They look good, and sound easy. But once I read the instructions, I wonder if it's too good to be true.
This Martha Stewart 'One Pot Pasta' dish is one of those recipes. The premise is this: throw the pasta and some veggies in a measured pot of water and let it cook, while stirring constantly.
It worked perfectly. I added a few things to enhance the flavor, and this was a delicious dinner. Basically, it's pasta cooked risotto style, and it's a perfect easy weeknight dinner!
One Pot Pasta
(Adapted from this one.)
- 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti noodles
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes; halved.
- 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, mined
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
- 6-8 basil leaves; chopped
- 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 15 oz. can of artichoke hearts; drained & halved
- Sliced kalamata olives (optional; garnish)
- Parmesan cheese (optional; garnish)
- Combine all ingredients except olives & parmesan in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a low simmer & cover. Stir about every two minutes until pasta is al dente and almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
- Season to taste with salt & pepper, and serve with a sprinkle of parmesan, some chopped olives and a little more basil.