One Pot Pasta!

I have had many requests for easy dinner recipes and I thought I also could use some really quick dinner ideas myself.

Right on cue, the queen herself, Martha Stewart, posted a photo on Instragram with the hash tag “JustOnePot”.

My life has been forever changed.

I mean, a complete main course in just one pot? Not only that, there is just one step: throw everything in said pot and cook.

Some of you may not be a fan of the queen; she is a convicted felon. But did she really do something THAT bad?

Anyways, so I decided to adapt Ms. Stewart’s recipe and make it my own.

I made a traditional Italian style pasta and an Asian style pasta (recipe in subsequent post).



Here is my recipe:


Serves 4

8 oz spaghetti (half box)

1/2 cup basil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/4 cups)

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half

2 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup vegetable stock

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon dried Italian season

Cheese of your choice



1. Place all ingredients in a large stock pot. Cook on medium high heat for 10-12 minutes. Until pasta is al dente and liquid has thickened and mostly evaporated.

One Pot Pasta

2.Remove from heat. Plate. Sprinkle with your choice of cheese.

Just one pot pasta Photo in the middle of the cooking process

3. Enjoy 🙂


One pot pasta



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