One Pot Pasta dishes are perfect for busy weeknights because they are simple, fast and delicious! For week 4 of the Healthy Eating Challenge, I put together this flavorful, insanely easy pasta dish. This is one of those magical meals that you can throw into a pot, and less than 20 minutes later you’re eating a delicious, healthy, simple and inexpensive pasta dish. It sounds a little too good to be true, but rest assured, it really is as good as it sounds!
One Pot Pasta
- 12 oz organic whole wheat spaghetti (I find mine at Costco)
- 1/2 large yellow onion, sliced (about 2 cups)
- 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (or 2 cups diced tomatoes)
- 2 sprigs fresh basil, cut into ribbons
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- Add all ingredients to a large (12″) skillet with tall sides. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 10-12 minutes, or until spaghetti is al dente and most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Serve warm.
- If you have family members who are sensitive to spicy food, try cutting the red pepper flakes down to 1/4 tsp.
- For the BEST TOMATO CUTTING TIP IN THE UNIVERSE see what I posted for Western Gardens. Saves so much time!!
- Sometimes I make this with Linguine. Sometimes I use a 16 oz package and increase the water to 5 cups. This recipe is super versatile and easy to adjust!
Be sure to check out all the other great recipes from this week’s challenge!
Watermelon Juice – Rick•a•bam•boo
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burger – Clarks Condensed
Raw Almond & Arugula Pesto – Project Domestication
Roasted Broccoli and Red Peppers – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Baked Sweet Potato Chips – Keep It Simple Sweetie
Lemon Cookies – Cooking with Curls
Rosemary Citrus Water – Delightful E Made
Kalua Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa – Everyday Southwest
Miso Soup – Je suis alimentageuse