Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces linguine
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken broth

Directions

  1. In a large pot, combine pasta, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, oil, salt, and pepper. Pour in chicken broth.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. Continue boiling the mixture, frequently stir and toss the pasta with tongs.
  3. Boil until the pasta is al dente and the chicken broth has almost evaporated (approximately 9-10 minutes.) Serve and enjoy!

Supplies

  • large pot
  • tongs

Recipe Notes

Sprinkle your pasta with grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil.

One pot pasta is a convenient way to enjoy a warm wholesome homemade meal in a short amount a time, without dirting a ton of dishes. You literally throw all the ingredients into one pot and let it do its thing. Now that's something to get excited about, especially after a long day at the office. You can't go wrong with a pasta dish.

If you don't have linguine, no problem, throw in another type of pasta to switch it up. Have some extra vegetables in the refrigerator you need to use? Throw them in the pot too! It doesn't stop there; you can customize on spices, herbs and toss in different cheeses as well as make a rich, creamy tomato sauce if you're in the mood for something more decadent.

How To Boost Your One-Pot Pasta

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Creamy Sauce

If your feeling like a creamy tomato rendition of a one-pot pasta, try boiling the pasta in two in a half cups of chicken broth and 12 ounces of Mariana sauce. When the pasta is cooked, and the liquid is reduced, add six tablespoons of half-and-half, and a quarter cup cheese of your choosing. You can also try adding pesto sauce as an exciting, tasty twist.

Meat

Shrimp and pre-cooked sausage can offer your one-pot pasta a punch of flavor as well as some added protein.

Extra Vegetables

Not only do vegetables provide extra nutrition, but they also add vibrant color, texture, and unique flavors to your pasta dish. Try adding some mushrooms, spinach, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, or kale to your one-pot pasta.

Spice It Up

Try experimenting with different seasonings. Add some cajun flare, by mixing up paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and red chili flakes for a spicy kick!

Allergy And Diet Friendly Variations

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The ingredients in one-pot pasta, such as the pasta, and chicken broth may not be suitable for everyone's diet; however, there are excellent alternatives for these ingredients so everyone can enjoy this easy and convenient meal.

  • Vegan: Check your pasta's ingredient label for eggs. Most dried kinds of pasta do not contain egg, however, don't risk it. Gluten-free pasta varieties are commonly made from rice and corn. Replace chicken broth with vegetable broth or water.
  • Gluten-free: Replace pasta with gluten-free varieties of pasta.
  • Keto: Try experimenting with Shirataki noodles. They are Japanese noodles made from Konjac yam and are practically calorie and carb free.

One pot pasta is a healthy, quick and easy meal with many flavor variations that you can prepare for your family in a snap. This simple dish will surely become a weeknight staple.

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