Author Notes: As someone with a Turkish background, any dish without red pepper flakes and other spices seems too dull. Starting from Martha Steward's One-Pot Pasta (which is a good base for any One-Pot recipe), I decided to have a spicier version of it. For me, pasta has always been one of my favorite dishes. I used ingredients such as oregano, red pepper flakes and mint leaves which can be found in every Turkish household. While the mixture was boiling, I made some research on the invention of spaghetti. Did you know that Venezuela is the largest consumer of spaghetti after Italy? —Aslihan Akyüz
Serves: 3-4 persons
Prep time: 50 min
Cook time: 35 min
- Cut the tomatoes into thin slices. Finely chop the onion. Peel and press the garlic cloves. Wash and finely chop the parsley and basil leaves.
- Put the spaghetti, water, chopped onion, parsley, basil leaves, sliced tomatoes, pressed garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, olive oil, dried mint leaves, oregano, salt and pepper together in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat for 5 minutes and reduce the temperature to medium heat afterwards. Do not close the lid. Stir the pasta every ten minutes.