Yes, you read that right. I am about to give you the ONLY one pot pasta recipe you will EVER need.
It’s tried & true. It is my go to recipe, especially at this point in the summer, when I am flooded with tons of fresh tomatoes from my mom, your mom…. everyone’s mom!
And as we well know, this gorgeous time of year when fresh tomatoes are so abundant will quickly come & go. So let’s enjoy this while we can.
The Only One Pot Pasta Recipe You Will Ever Need
Experience Level: Easy
12 – 14 oz of dry pasta (your preference)
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
4-5 large tomatoes, diced (substitute one 24 oz can of diced tomatoes if you do not have fresh tomatoes available)
4 cups low sodium chicken broth (substitute veggie broth to make this completely vegetarian)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon of dried basil and/or oregano
Salt & pepper to taste
Red Pepper Flakes (optional – to taste)
Freshly chopped basil
Grated Parmesan cheese
1. Combine all of the ingredients in one large pot on the stove. You will want to bring this to a boil, uncovered.
2. Once the pasta is boiling, put the lid on and reduce the heat to a simmer. You will want to go in an stir the pasta quickly 2-3 times when the pasta is cooking to ensure an even distribution of flavor + ingredients, but also to ensure that your pasta is not sticking to the pot.
3. After most of the liquid has evaporated, you can taste the pasta for “done-ness” and leave it saucier. It isnt that important that the liquid is completely absorbed – you don’t want dry pasta anyway – just make sure your pasta is cooked properly.
4. Top with the optional garnishes.
You can really make this dinner really filling by added simple grilled chicken breast or cooked salmon to the top of the pasta. This will add protein + stretch the pasta servings. It is so simple to cook up grilled chicken while the pasta is cooking.
This is a super easy & efficient summer dinner! No one wants to be sweating in the kitchen in the summer!
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