ONE POT WONDER PASTA

•So, the text message was “no need to pick up burgers, the pasta turned out!!”

I’ve seen this pasta cooking method on Pinterest quite a bit, and ya, I’m a little behind on the times with this recipe, but loved the idea of the whole thing being cooked all at once in one pot.  Does it work? Does it make sense?  Heck yes to both!  It takes only minutes to get ready and under 15 to actually cook.  The sauce is tomatoey and silky with the help of the starch from the pasta to give it more body.  I just added basic stuff for the first go-a-round, but would suggest trying different greens like kale and swiss chard in place of the spinach, maybe adding artichokes and why not throw in some shrimp towards the end of cooking….why not I say?!?!

 One Pot Wonder Pasta- SmittenFoodie.com

 One Pot Wonder Pasta- SmittenFoodie.com

 
12 oz linguini -can only find 1 lb (160z) package and need help with the math? Divide box in half (80z) and put in pot. Divide remaining pasta in half (40z) and put that in pot….BOOM! 12 oz =)
2 14.5 oz cans chopped tomatoes- undrained
1 onion-thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic-thinly sliced
2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach-washed and stems clipped
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp dry italian seasoning
1/2 tsp whole fennel seeds
1/4 – 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, depending on how spicy you like
2 cups chicken stock-can use vegetable stock or just all water (will have to adjust seasoning at end)
2 1/4 cup water
1 cup baby arugula
1/4 cup chopped basil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
 
serves 2-4
prep and cooking time-20 min

 

In a large pasta pot, I used my oval dutch oven; add all ingredients except for the arugula, basil and cheese.

One Pot Wonder Pasta- SmittenFoodie.com

Over med high heat, bring it all to a low boil.  Make sure to keep things stirred and moving with tongs.  Also make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pot using a spoon.

One Pot Wonder Pasta- SmittenFoodie.com

Boil for 9ish min until most of the liquid is cooked out and the pasta is al dente (still has a little firmness and not mushy).  Taste the sauce alone and adjust salt pepper and spice.

One Pot Wonder Pasta- SmittenFoodie.com

Add in the arugula and basil, toss with tongs.

One Pot Wonder Pasta- SmittenFoodie.com

One Pot Wonder Pasta- SmittenFoodie.com

Divide into bowls and sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese.  This is for sure a dipping sauce……crusty bread on the side is a must♥Enjoy

One Pot Wonder Pasta- SmittenFoodie.com

 One Pot Wonder Pasta- Dry pasta, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, spinach, and spices all cooked together at once to create a luscious dinner.

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