One pot pasta recipe of 07-03-2019
One pot pasta (or one pan pasta), or, as I had already anticipated on Instagram, the version of Martha Stewart of the most Italian risotto pasta, one crafty recipe that I had tried long ago to prepare a pasta dish by cooking it directly in the sauce, so as to dirty a single pot, just like you do for risotto (hence the name) :-) Last time I tried with what I had in the fridge, or a condiment based on philadelphia, bacon and saffron and I really appreciated the final result ...
This time I opted for a slightly more traditional dressing, a bit like a challenge to myself, to see if, as Martha suggests, it was also possible to prepare a nice plate of linguine with fresh cherry tomatoes using a single pan for the cooking.
Well, I must admit that yes, it's possible: I got a really good dish, with pasta al dente at the right point and a fresh and light but tasty sauce, made even more creamy by the starch released during cooking! And above all, I dirty a single pot, which is a huge plus for a working mom like me ;-) In short, if I have intrigued you and you decide to try my recipe, let me know what you think!
How to make one pot pasta
Wash the cherry tomatoes and cut them into cubes.
Cut the olives into rings.
Put the linguine, cherry tomatoes, olives, a pinch of salt, 3/4 of the water and 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan.
Start cooking, over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. As soon as the water reaches boiling point, add the remaining 125 ml of water and reduce the heat.
Continue cooking over medium-low heat until the water has evaporated completely.
At that point turn off the heat and add the chopped basil.
Et Voilà, your one pot pasta is ready!