Wednesday, March 2, 2016

One Pot Pasta

Happy March!
This recipe comes from Plain Chicken.  She has a lot that are easy and very good!  One of my favorite ways to cook pasta is in the sauce itself.  It thickens up the sauce so nicely and takes much less time to fix.
One Pot Pasta
1 pound spaghetti (I used linguini)
1 package smoked sausage (she says to use andouille -  I used some smoked Texas sausage)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 c. halved grape tomatoes
2 c. fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
S & P
1 c. grated Parmesan

In my large cast iron dutch oven, I combined everything but the cheese and added 4 cups of water.  (I used a bit less than the whole package of linguini) Season with salt and pepper.  Brought to a boil, then gently simmered 8-10 minutes.  Stirred in the parmesan. Chow call!
It's not fancy, nor does it contain a lot of spices, but it was such a flavorful pasta!  You could use the andouille, but we don't happen to love that type of sausage. I didn't even serve a side dish, unless you count garlic toast, which we always have with pasta because we love it.  This one stays in my recipe box! 


Brandi said...

Looks delicious. I love meals that don't require a lot of different pots to wash after dinner. As much as I love to cook, cleanup can convince me to order out. LOL!!

bj said... looks and sounds delicious...and we love garlic toast, too.


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