I have a confession, I love Martha Stewart. Actually, I love Martha Stewart’s brand, it is the epitome of all things food, craft and beyond. Usually, if I come across a recipe with her name attached, it is pretty tasty but often too complicated for a weeknight meal. During one of my many 10pm Pinterest marathons, I came across a beautiful picture of fresh tomatoes, basil, and other fresh ingredients with the title “one-pan pasta”. When I clicked through and discovered it was Martha, I knew I had to put it on my meal plan. This is the perfect weeknight meal, and I was able to prep everything earlier in the day, the actual cooking time is less than 10 minutes! I added some sliced chicken for extra protein, next time I think I will add chicken sausage instead. Oh, and I tried to photograph mine to make it very Martha, it just looks so pretty! Below is my adapted recipe, here’s the link to the original: http://www.marthastewart.com/978784/one-pan-pasta.
One-Pan Pasta (4 Servings)
- 1 box long pasta (I used whole grain spaghetti)
- 10-12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
- 1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
- 2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 4 1/2 cups water
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide among 4 bowls, and garnish with basil. Serve with oil and Parmesan.