I have had many requests for easy dinner recipes and I thought I also could use some really quick dinner ideas myself.
Right on cue, the queen herself, Martha Stewart, posted a photo on Instragram with the hash tag “JustOnePot”.
My life has been forever changed.
I mean, a complete main course in just one pot? Not only that, there is just one step: throw everything in said pot and cook.
Some of you may not be a fan of the queen; she is a convicted felon. But did she really do something THAT bad?
Anyways, so I decided to adapt Ms. Stewart’s recipe and make it my own.
I made a traditional Italian style pasta and an Asian style pasta (recipe in subsequent post).
Here is my recipe:
8 oz spaghetti (half box)
1/2 cup basil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried Italian season
Cheese of your choice
1. Place all ingredients in a large stock pot. Cook on medium high heat for 10-12 minutes. Until pasta is al dente and liquid has thickened and mostly evaporated.
2.Remove from heat. Plate. Sprinkle with your choice of cheese.
3. Enjoy 🙂