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.
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.
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: