A Tasty Little Recipe: One Pot Pasta

One Pot Pasta Recipe

I did this post mainly to show off the adorable new apron and oven mitt that I picked up on sale at Anthropologie… but I gotta admit the pasta’s pretty darned tasty too.  The best part is that you can just throw everything into a single pot and have something truly delicious emerge just 10 minutes later.  Try it out and let me know what you think!


  • 10 oz. linguini
  • 2 handfuls of grape tomatoes
  • 1/3 of a large vidalia onion, sliced
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
  • fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 handful of grated parmesan cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place the pasta in a pot.
  2. Slice tomatoes in half and drop in the pot, along with your onions, garlic, basil, red pepper and kosher salt.
  3. Cover with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil
  4. Cook pasta until al dente, about 7 minutes or so.  Be careful not to overcook, or you’re pasta will come out mushy.
  5. Drain pasta, and toss with parmesan cheese and a litle olive oil.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley before serving.

I’ve served this dish with some leftover meatballs for a hearty weeknight dinner, but next time I may try dropping in a few shrimp for a true one pot pasta meal.

Bon Appétit!

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  • SweetCandyDreamer April 8, 2014 at 5:34 am

    This looks really yummy!!

  • Shannon April 15, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I’m confused about step 6, where do the smashed potatoes come into play? Other than that this looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

    • ClosetConfections April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      That was totally my bad, lol. I copied and pasted the format from one of my previous recipe posts and forgot to delete that step. I fixed the error, so thanks for pointing that out.

  • Rebekah Martin September 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve got this cooking now. Smells so yummy! Can’t wait to try it.