Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Martha's One-Pot Pasta


I'm back in the land of 3G. I've watched my adorable niece star as Violet in a community theater production of Willie Wonka.  I've hosted a dinner party for 20. I've driven the girls to tennis. I'm on my 47th load of laundry. Ahhhh.....  Summer is so relaxing!

If you are enjoying summer as much as I am, this is the perfect summer meal. I knew I had to try it the minute I saw it in last month's Martha Stewart Living Magazine. It's the stuff of which dreams are made.  Throw some fresh ingredients in a pot, boil for  12 minutes and Voila! Dinner is ready!


And when I say dinner, I mean that the fresh flavors really come to life. A glug of  EVOO combined with the starchy pasta water makes a delightful sauce. You won't be disappointed.  I promise!


Can you hear it?  The Farmer's Market is calling!




One-Pot Pasta
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Living, June 2013

1 14.5 ounce package Barilla Multi-Grain Noodles
2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Sweet Vidalia onion, halved and thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 sprigs basil, leaves torn
5 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil

Add all ingredients in a pan with with 4" sides.  cover with 5 cups water.  Add Olive Oil.  Boil together for 12 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.

Serve with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.





4 comments:

  1. I have read about this from quite a few people. (I don't subscribe to MS living anymore) I'm quite curious about it and will definitely have to give it a go. I just did a one pot chicken dish which took me forty minutes, so this timing is looking mighty fine!!

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    1. At first I was worried that the flavor wouldn't be there, but I thought it was truly fresh and delightful!

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  2. We're gonna be gutting our kitchen in a few weeks. This is exactly the kind of recipe I'm gonna need. Looks and sounds delicious to me!

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    1. This is the perfect recipe! Good luck with your kitchen renovation, Mindy!

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