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“You had me at 1 pot” Tomato Basil Pasta recipe “You had me at 1 pot” Tomato Basil Pasta recipe
To be perfectly honest, I’ve been scrambling lately.  ‘Everything’ seems to be on the back burner except for warm healthy meals for my family.... “You had me at 1 pot” Tomato Basil Pasta recipe

To be perfectly honest, I’ve been scrambling lately.  ‘Everything’ seems to be on the back burner except for warm healthy meals for my family.  I had a few weeks where I was out at events/dinners 2-3 nights every week and I feel like I’ve fallen behind on all things ‘homemaking’. I’m catching up… slowly… but I do feel like I am getting back on track.

Whether I am on the ball in life or not, I ALWAYS appreciate delicious recipes that don’t require hours-worth of preparation and cooking.  So, when I came across this one, I kind of thought it was maybe too good to be true.

Every single ingredient gets thrown into ONE pot, all at once.  All you have to do is stir every now and again.  Mind blown?  I thought so. Me too!

1 pot tomato basil pasta recipe

You’re busy and have little time to make dinner, so I will stop rambling and just tell you already how to make this yummy supper.  (Oh, and vegetarian friends… this one is especially for you!)

Here’s what you will need:

1 -12oz. package of pasta (I used linguine)
3-4 fresh tomatoes, diced (add the liquid to the pot as well)
1/2 large sweet onion (unless you really like onions, then use a full onion)
3 cloves minced garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano
10 large basil leaves chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons EVOO
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper, as you wish
Parmesan cheese for garnish

And this is what you will need to do (the fun part):

Grab a large stock pot and throw in the pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic and basil.
Pour in the vegetable broth.
Sprinkle the oregano and red pepper flakes on top.
Drizzle with the EVOO.

Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes.  Stir every 2 minutes or so.
Cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated.  If you like it a little more ‘saucy’, leave about 1 inch of liquid.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve with parmesan (and if you’re like me… the more the better!)

THAT’S IT!

Bon appetit!

1 pot tomato basil pasta

Note: I wish I knew who to attribute this recipe to.  Embarrassingly, I found it online weeks ago, printed it off and have NO idea where I found it.  The images are mine, the new name of the recipe is mine, but the brilliance behind this meal is not.  😉

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • christina wilson

    December 19, 2016 #1 Author

    Awesome! I bet this would cook up really quick in the instant pot!

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