The Londoner

One Pot Pasta

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This is a recipe from the goddess of housekeeping, Martha Stewart.

The idea is that you throw all your ingredients in a pan & they all cook together, leaving you with perfectly cooked pasta and a beautifully smooth sauce.

I was a little apprehensive at first, but with a few little tweeks it’s taken place as my go-to lazy supper recipe.

To make enough for two you’ll need:

6oz spagetti

6oz chopped cherry tomatoes

1/2 an onion, thinly sliced

1 large clove of garlic, thinly sliced

2 or 3 sprigs of basil

2 tablespoons olive oil

1tsp dried oregano

Sprinkle of chili flakes

Salt n pepper

2 cups of warm vegetable stock (check the ingredients if you’re buying stock & make sure you get one with no monosodium glutamate)

Grated parmesan

Put all your ingredients into a big pan (except the parmesan). If the pasta wont lay flat, snap it baby!

Pour over your stock.

Cover & bring to the boil. Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down so it gently simmers away, stirring it now & then. Cook like this for 5mins, then remove the lid alltogether and keep stirring until the water’s all gone. Lay the table & serve.

Cover in a dusting of parmesan…

Dig in!

Easier than a groomsman/bridesmaid at a wedding, you’ll want to whip it up at least once a week (the recipe, not the groomsman/bridesmaid).


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  • Alic Balmes

    http://alicinwonderland.blogspot.com/2013/10/italian-night-table-for-four.html

    Thanks for this great idea. Tried it with a few friends last weekend. 🙂

  • Caroline

    Tried this today, minus the Olive Oil as I’m on Slimming World, and it was totally delicious and super easy, thanks!

  • tracy

    I’ve just cooked this recipe for dinner… Delious ..really tasty and Very easy to make …10/10

  • M-m-m, I am so hungry!

    Just a lovely dish! x

  • Zylo Smedley

    Those tomatoes are gorgeous!

  • Ah I just saw this on Pinterest this morning! As I was reading your post about breakfast this morning at Duck and Waffle (looked *incredible*), I saw this gem pop up on the side. So glad I clicked on it; cant wait to make it for dinner this week!

  • Making this at this very moment! Smells delicious! 🙂