I admit I have stolen this pasta cooking technique from Eat Like a Girl but I couldn’t resist sharing my own version of this amazingly simple dish. The more people that hear about this way of cooking pasta, the better because it is a cheap, quick and simple way to cook a fantastically delicious dinner.
I have gone for a super simple combination of flavours here but this would work with loads of different ingredients. I can’t wait to try it with mushroom and red onion, where the onion is fried along with the garlic and dried porcini stock is used instead of the water. I also think one with courgette, peas and mint topped with feta would be delicious.
One-Pan Pasta (serves 1)
- 8 or so cherry tomatoes
- Spaghetti or linguine
- One clove of garlic
- Dried Chilli and basil (optional)
How to make it…
- Fill your kettle and leave it to boil. Meanwhile slice the garlic and fry in either a deep frying pan or very wide based saucepan. Halve your cherry tomatoes while the garlic fries, you can let it colour but make sure it doesn’t blacken and burn.
- Once the water is boiled add the pasta and tomatoes to the pan and pour over as little boiling water as it takes to just cover the pasta, you can add more later.
- Move the pasta around the pan until it softens enough to become fully submerged and then leave to come to the boil. Add some salt and pepper and dried chilli and basil if you have it.
- Once most of the water is evaporated test to see if the pasta is cooked. If not add a little more water. If it is, stir until all that is left is a glossy tomato-rich sauce. Serve with lots of parmesan.