Meatless Monday: One Pot Pasta: Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper and Basil

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Pinterest has supplied me with a couple of cracking recipes. It’s like looking through an online magazine and I love to be able to see what something looks like before I cook it, it’s part of the inspiration process. This one was a doozy though, I couldn’t believe me eyes. A one pot pasta dish? No separate sauce to make? Bring it to a boil and leave it? No way.

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But it works. By golly, does it work! I put all the ingredients in the pot, brought it to a boil, tossed it often and when the water was gone there was an oozy sauce, the tomatoes and onions had broken down and the pasta was perfectly cooked. Thank you, Martha, you are a culinary mastermind.

Bon appetit (without the meat)!

Recipe modified from Martha Stewart

Serves 4-6

500g (16oz) Linguine

4 large Tomatoes or equivalent amount of Cherry Tomatoes, chopped

1 Onion, thinly sliced

4-6 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced

2-3 Roasted Red Peppers, torn

2 sprigs Basil

2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

5 cups Chicken or Vegetable stock, or water

1. Place pasta, onions, garlic, tomatoes, roasted peppers, basil, red pepper flakes, tomato paste, 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper in large pot.

2. Cover with stock or water and bring to a boil.

3. Toss often with tongs until liquid is nearly evaporated.

4. Serve with torn basil and a grating of parmesan or pecorino.

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18 thoughts on “Meatless Monday: One Pot Pasta: Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper and Basil

  1. Tina Keller says:

    I just bought all the stuff! Also a bit of pancetta for extra flavor I will brown and grow on top at the end.

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