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Amanda Sacks
Amanda Sacks

One-pan-pasta ?????
Or, basil and grape tomato pasta with a bit of zing.

So you can either combine all of the ingredients (pasta, onion, garlic, crushed red pepper, fresh basil, and grape tomatoes) in a pan, cover it with water and let it simmer down (then assault it with a fat smattering of stinky Parmesan, of course). Or, you can cook the ingredients in the standard order, so sautée the onions and garlic in a bit of nice olive oil, while cooking the pasta in water, then throw the grape tomatoes in, throw the pasta in, along with the red pepper flakes and basil and top with cheese. In all honesty though, as pretty as one-pan-pasta looks prior to being cooked, it really doesn't have as much flavour or stand up strongly compared to the latter. But the choice is yours ?

Enjoy ? xx

Amanda Sacks
Amanda Sacks
Totally agree! It's a cool idea, but really, cooking it all together in water tends to mute the flavours. Maybe some olives or capers for more salt and a bit of balsamic to add acidity would help ?
Jen
Jen
This is what we had for dinner tonight. My first try, and I agree with you there are many ways I envision altering the recipe to layer the favors a bit. All the elements are there...