If you were to look at my Pinterest account, you would think I was not only extremely fashionable, athletic, and artistic, but also a 5-star chef. This is far from being the case; in reality, I’m your average girl who likes looking put together, doesn’t work out as much as she should, has little artistic abilities, and is a beginner cook on a good day. I try to make a new recipe at least once a week, but I’m ashamed to admit that convenience (and hunger) often beat out patience when I get home from work. So you can understand my excitement when I not only find new recipes that are both easy and delicious, and actually make recipes I’ve pinned on Pinterest. Enter Martha Stewart’s one pot pasta -the list of ingredients is small, the directions are simple, and the end result is fantastic. Also it’s super aromatic thanks to the basil and garlic, so your kitchen will smell wonderful while it’s cooking. Enjoy!
Ingredients (2-3 servings)
6 ounces linguine (roughly half a box)
6 ounces grape tomatoes (halved)
1 cup of onions
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes (add less if you don’t like spice)
1 1/2 sprigs of basil, and more for garnish
1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 1/8 cups of water
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
Pour the water into a medium-sized pot. Combine pasta, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, tomatoes, basil, and oil in the pot. Bring to boil over high heat. Boil the mixture, while stirring the pasta frequently, until the pasta is cooked and the water has evaporated. This should take 10-12 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with basil. Serve with Parmesan cheese.