I have seen so many one pot pasta dishes online and on pinterest and I have been wanting to try them forever. Especially, Martha Stewart's recipe for one pot linguine pasta with tomato & basil! I have made it with linguine and also of course made it withe penne pasta.
I'm a huge fan of quick and easy meals. I'm constantly trying to find new ideas for easy dinners instead of the same old, same old. I do struggle with what to have for dinner All. the. Time. Curtis would be happy with a rotation of the same 5 meals every week…but me, I need variety. In comes this dish…
I have made it with and without the crushed red pepper (Curtis loves every kind of pepper seasonings except crushed red pepper) and it's good with or without. So if you have kids and are afraid of the heat, you can leave it out!
Seriously, just throwing everything in one pan or pot is genius and I love the concept…will be adding more things white wine, other veggies like asparagus and even mushrooms to future one pot meals. 🙂
Last year, the editors of Martha Stewart Living published One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More and I was happy to sent a copy by the publisher.
It has 120 recipes, recipes you can make in your Dutch oven, slow cooker, pressure cooker, cast iron skillet and more.
There are so many recipes I want to try from it including: Baked Risotto (mindblowing!), Salmon with Kale, Short Ribs with Potato-Carrot Mash made in a pressure cooker (I LOVE mashed potatoes with carrots!) and Skillet Chocolate-Chip Cookie (yes they have one pot dessert recipes too)!
And this pasta recipe, choose whatever pasta, throw the ingredients into the pan and in less than 10 minutes, you have dinner all cooked…love it. Curtis loved it too!
Penne with Tomato & Basil Recipe
- 12 ounces linguine or penne
- 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- ½ 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
- 4½ cups water
- Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for serving
- In a large sauté pan, combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and the water; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta, stirring frequently with tongs, until al dente and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with torn basil. Serve with oil and cheese.
// Disclosure: This cookbook was sent to be for the purpose of review by the publisher. All opinions are my own and I only share with you what I love. There are affiliate links in this post. //
I found it to be quite bland, so I ended up adding paprika, chilli powder, and cumin powder to it. It definitely enhanced it.
Tracy Douglas says
Just made this for dinner and it was amazing! Thank you for this great recipe. It was my first attempt at a one-pot meal like this, and I made it exactly as specified, other than cutting the crushed red pepper amount in half. I guess you could add protein if you want, but we love the fact that it’s an alternative, and so quick to make on a work night! Yummy!
what a delicious dish, will add some kind of protein next time. I have 2 questions, 1 what does website URL mean and where to purchase the cookbook? Thanks you for sharing!
Your picture is so inviting…I have heard of this book and was going to purchase it, then, decided I didn’t need it so was on the fence….your post may have just pushed me to the purchase side of that fence. Thank you…will try this and it does look like a great cookbook. I love martha anyway.
This one pot pasta is really amazing! I got to love this! And I love crushed red pepper so I will definitely put some when I make this pasta for dinner. Just by looking at it, I could see why Martha Stewart shared it!
I made this tonight and it was very good. I used whole wheat penne pasta, put in some sliced sausage because I had a package open, and decreased by half the red pepper flakes because I can’t do heat. I will definitely make this again but next time may do half broth and half water. I think this would taste great with shrimp. Good recipe.
Sally T. says
sounds very d-lish~I am still skepetical,but I am going to give it a try.
Kellie C. says
I was very skeptical as i placed all the ingredients in my skillet…but boy, was I wrong!!!
This is the bomb!! So delicious!
I couldn’t believe that just a handful of ingredients would put out such a flavorful pasta dish. Next time, I will add some protein of my choice! I had planned on using half broth and half water on my next try, but I don’t think it needs it!
I will however, continue to use the best and the freshest tomatoes and basil. I went full 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes and loved the heat it brought to the dish!
I have a whole list of people that I will be sharing this dish with…
Thanks for sharing!!
Amy @Very Culinary says
It’s gorgeous – I can see why Martha Stewart shared it! I’ve made at least 10 recipes from this book. It’s a good one!
Teresa - SassySuburbanite.com says
Hey there. I’m going to try this but think I may substitute some of the water with broth and maybe even a little wine. What do you think?
Thank you for the delicious post.
Love the Martha Stewart recipe for one pot pasta!!! It’s so good and so easy to make!
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
I too have seen this method floating about the internet and have been intrigued. I strive to find and make simple satisfying meals that don’t require hours of work, especially on weeknights. Will have to try this! In the meantime, pinning!
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine says
The first time I made one pot pasta I was VERY skeptical about it. Being an italian descendant, I learned to cook my pasta separately and only then toss it with the other ingredients. Needless to say the result was fantastic and I now I’m a firm believer of one pot pastas! <3
I love this. I just shared the Martha video on my blog site and am going to make it myself this week.
Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious says
Gotta love one-post meals! This one looks super tasty 🙂
Stephanie @ Long Distance Baking says
It’s true, those one pot pasta dishes are all over the place! And I’ve still never tried one. I love how fresh this looks though. I’ll have to finally give it a try. And that cookbook sounds amazing!