If you’re a Pinterest addict like myself, you’ve surely seen this think-outside-the-box weeknight pasta idea. If you haven’t seen it, you’re in for a game changing surprise.
The reason this pasta is labeled One Pot is because all the ingredients get tossed into one big ‘ol pot. And, voila! Dinner is served.
There are two reasons I knew I had to try this amazing One Pot Pasta. The first has everything to do with my abundance of late season tomatoes and basil growing profusely in my fall garden.
The second reason I had to make this pasta: I gotta feed these guys on Wednesday night, and I better do it quick.
My parents frequently made a Chinese version of this one-pot pasta dish all the time, when weeknights were rushed and dinner needed to be done in 30 minutes or less.
So, the idea of throwing a bunch of pasta goodness into a pot and cooking it all at once is not new to me. I just never thought of doing it with anything other than Asian ingredients.
An aha moment for me. I’ll definitely be toying with the diverse possibilities from now on.
We’re already seeing new one-pot ideas pop up everywhere. Gotta love it.
Who doesn’t love weeknight dinners that are easy, quick, and versatile? And feeds a crowd, to boot?
This is definitely some good grub.
I modified the recipe with chicken broth, spinach and a few other things. I also added chicken to make it hearty enough for the men around here. It was super tasty and satisfying. Wholesome, nutritious, and delicious. And easy. So easy.
If you add more liquid, the pasta is has more of a slippery consistency, due to starch in the broth. If you add less liquid, it is a drier pasta dish. We preferred it with a bit of extra broth, but that is something you can play with.