7.25.2014

simple one pot pasta

simple one pot pasta | realfoodsimple.com

This pasta dish is so unbelievably easy and quick, you are going to wish you found out about it years sooner.

The funny thing is, I did find out about it years sooner. One night when I was experimenting with dinner and a bit lazy, I attempted a one pot Tex Mex pasta. It turned out great. Then I forgot about it until I started seeing one pot pasta dishes all over Pinterest.(click to follow me) I missed my chance of being viral :)



The nice thing about this dish is that it can be ready in about 20 minutes of you don't have a lot of time. But if you don't want to babysit it, you can stretch it out to 45 minutes.


Ingredients

1 pound pasta - I used fettucini
1 28 oz can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
~ 2 cups water
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 onion - sliced or diced
3 cloves garlic - minced
2 Tbsp spices - I used an Italian blend
salt & pepper - to taste



Directions

In a large pot or skillet with deep sides, add all the ingredients together. I put liquid first just to ensure that the pasta wouldn't start sticking to the bottom.
On med-high heat, heat up the mixture until it starts to bubble, stirring constantly to make sure it does not burn. This method should only take about 20 minutes for a finished product. Taste the noodles along the way to make sure they do not overcook and get mushy.
You can also stretch out the cooking time. On med-high heat, heat up the mixture until it starts to bubble. Stir it constantly at this stage. Once it starts to bubble, turn heat down to low and simmer. At this second stage, you can stir it occasionally. Periodically check the noodles for doneness.

That is it! Simple, quick, and less dishes to wash.

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