I asked my Twitter and Facebook friends to join me for an experiment: What Pinterest recipes have you always wanted to try but hadn’t? Let’s face it, we’ve all had Pinterest #fails (or at least, I have had my share). So I thought it would be fun for me to take the guess work out of some of those recipes. So when Andrea (the sister of one of my bridesmaids) pinned One Pot Wonder Pasta to my board, I knew it was the first dish I was going to make. I see that recipe on my feed at least once a week and to say I was skeptical about it would be an understatement.
Spoiler alert: It looks NOTHING LIKE THIS BEAUTIFUL SHOT.
The taste, however:
And the smell of this cooking on the stove is amazing. M and I were sitting on the couch as this cooked away on the stove and we both kept looking at each other and commenting on how good it smelled.
I cooked the recipe exactly as written: slice a sweet onion and four cloves of garlic.
To a large pot, add one pound of linguine, a can of diced tomatoes (I used Italian seasoned), a box of vegetable broth, red pepper flakes and oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.
Cover the pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir frequently for 10 minutes.
Most of the liquid will absorb. Mine took closer to 15 minutes once the broth had boiled, but I probably should have used my Dutch Oven instead of a 4 Qt pot to cook this. Stir in a handful of chopped basil.
Top with parmesan cheese and serve. It ain’t sexy, but man does it taste good.
And, there’s only one pot to wash which M is a huge fan of!