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.


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!!
Mindy said…
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!
This is the perfect recipe! Good luck with your kitchen renovation, Mindy!
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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