Tomato Basil One Pot Wonder

a go-to pasta for any time of year that just so happens to be the easiest thing: it cooks the pasta and the sauce all in one pot (seriously!)






great as a weeknight meal because it’s so simple and feeds a crowd.



also featured in the pork roast recipe







try this pasta just once and i bet you’ll want to make it all the time. it sounds like it shouldn’t work- how can there possibly be enough liquid in the pot to cook the pasta?



but it does:






and it is drool-worthy scrumptiously good






announcement: this is my last recipe of 2015 and I’m taking a break (January 2016) from scheduled recipes.


Now, don’t all cry at once.


  • I have a few journal posts I want to share at various times before February,
  • I’ll still be on social media
  • AND I have an awesome new approach to blogging that will start in February 2016.


I’ll share all the juicy details before then but for now, #getinthekitchen and we’ll chat again soon.




one year ago: crock pot pulled pork


happy kitchen!


Tomato Basil One Pot Wonder
  • 12 oz dry linguine pasta (3/4 of a 16 oz bag)
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 large sweet onion, julienned (thinly sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 large sprigs of basil, chopped
  • 4½ C broth (32 oz carton + ½ C)
  • 2 Tbl olive oil
  • parmesan cheese for garnish
  1. in large heavy soup pot with lid, add pasta, onion, garlic and basil.
  2. pour in broth and drizzle with olive oil and red pepper flakes if using
  3. cover pot and bring to a boil, stirring the pasta under the liquid level
  4. reduce to a simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring about every 2 minutes
  5. cook until pasta is as desired and liquid is about an inch left.
  6. serve garnished with parmesan cheese and more basil


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