One-pot pasta dishes are delicious lifesavers. You literally just have to chuck a sauce, optional bunch of veggies, herbs and spices into a pot, add some pasta and freshly boiled water then let it cook. No draining is needed as the pasta absorbs all of the water and flavours in the pot.
Any store-bought pasta can be used. However, if you have a little extra time, you can make a simple marinara sauce which you can use instead.
This recipe can easily be customised using a range of sauces, spices, pasta shapes and additional ingredients in order to make delicious meals without spending a lot of time in the kitchen or fussing over the process of cooking.
Without further ado, here is this one-pot pasta recipe!
350-400g Spaghetti (substitute with dried pasta of choice)
1L Freshly Boiled Water
1/2tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Black Pepper
1 x 10g Vegetable Stock Cube
1 Bay Leaf
1tsp Paprika (substitute with smoked paprika)
1/4-1/2 Smoked Chilli Powder (substitute with any chilli powder or chilli flakes)
1tbsp Tomato Purèe
1tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2tbsp Maple Syrup (substitute with date syrup or sugar)
1tsp Lemon Juice (substitute with lime juice or apple cider vinegar)
400ml Ready-Made Pasta Sauce (substitute with the quick marinara recipe below)
1 x 400ml can of Chopped Tomatoes
1/2 Onion, chopped
1/2tsp Ginger, minced
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/4tsp Dried Rosemary
1/4tsp Dried Basil
1/4tsp Sea Salt
- If using the quick marinara sauce, make it by adding all the ingredients listed for it in a saucepan and cooking on med-high heat for 10 minutes.
- Add the dried pasta to the saucepan followed by all the herbs, spices, tomato purèe, soy sauce, lemon juice, sweetener and bay leaf.
- Pour in as much water as would normally be used to cook the quantity of pasta in the saucepan (this tends to be about a litre roughly) and stir to evenly distribute the contents of the pan.
- Let the pasta cook uncovered for approximately 10 minutes on medium-high heat. The water should be completely absorbed by then. Do stir every few minutes to ensure the pasta is not sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Give the dish one final stir.
- Plate it and garnish with sprinkles of chia seeds, sesame seeds and nutritional yeast.
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