Being Italian, I am always a little sceptical of Internet pasta recipes. Growing up on a healthy diet of pasta and tomato sauce, I’ve been spoiled with delicious homemade sauce since before I could even speak the words to describe it; I am pretty picky when it comes to pasta. So, when a friend suggested this One Pan Pasta recipe to me a few years ago I was a little hesitant, but when I finally gave it a try I was in awe of how simple, fresh and satisfying it was. The perfect way to prep a meal and feed a hungry family of four or five in fifteen minutes!
I posted another version of this recipe on an older version of my blog a few years ago and I honestly make it at least once a month if not more and I often post it on my Insta Stories. As a result of the Instagram posts, I’ve been getting a lot of messages about the pasta recipe. So, I’ve decided to share my most recent version with all of you just in time for Tomato Season (yup that’s a thing when you’re Italian).
This is my take on a pretty popular and trendy recipe that’s been around for a while. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!
ONE POT PASTA
NOTE: This makes enough pasta for approximately four or five people
Half a box/pack of spaghetti
1 ½ cups of cherry or colourful heirloom tomatoes, halved
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
3 sprigs of fresh basil
1 Sprig of rosemary
2 sprigs of chives
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
4 ½ cups of water
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Pour two tablespoons of olive oil into the bottom of your pot, combine pasta, tomatoes, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and herbs into the pot, filling the space evenly. Pour in water and boil on high heat. Stir very often with tongs or a wooden spoon. Seriously stir the whole time or the pasta will stick to the pot.
- Cook for about 8-9 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked to your liking. Cooking times will vary depending on the type of pasta used (penne will take about 9 or 10 minutes).
- Serve the pasta in medium size pasta bowls, divide the remaining olive oil and pour over each bowl, grate Parmesan over the warm pasta and garnish with basil.