One-Pot Pasta a la Martha Stewart


It’s summer.  It’s very hot.  I hardly want to cook, but it’s pasta night and I need something simple to make.  I found this Martha Stewart One-Pan Pasta recipe.  Really? One pan? Can this be?  One dish to clean?  I have to try this out.

The recipe is very straight-forward.  The only substitution I made was to use penne pasta instead of linguine because that is what I had on hand.

So into a deep saucepan goes the pasta, quartered grape tomatoes, sliced onion and garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and sprigs of fresh basil.


Pour over 4 1/2 cups of water and mix; and that’s all there is to it.


Bring the mixture to a boil and stir frequently to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.  IMG_6722

I added a tablespoon of dried oregano because I like the flavour.  The water will evaporate in approximately 9-10 minutes and the pasta will be al dente.


Sprinkle on additional chopped basil and Parmesan cheese.  Adjust the seasonings to your liking.IMG_6724

This is a light summer pasta that can be served with a green salad.  And such an easy cleanup on a hot summer’s evening.

Other than the addition of the dried oregano, I followed Martha Stewart’s recipe exactly.  Please click below for the whole recipe:

Martha Stewart’s One-Pot Pasta

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