Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What's for Supper Wednesday

My friend, Karen, shared her "One Pot Spaghetti" with me and I had my doubts about it since it sounded too easy.  It was SO tasty!

I'm a big fan of using as few pots and pans as possible, so this was perfect for me.  I'm thinking it could probably be done in a crock pot also, but I haven't tried it yet.

One Pot Spaghetti

 12 oz pasta (I used Linguine)

1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes with liquid

1 lg sweet onion cut in julienne strips

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (I used chopped)

1/2 t red pepper flakes

2 t dried oregano leaves (I zapped fresh in the microwave for 2 min)

2 lg sprigs basil, chopped (I had frozen from last year's batch)

4 1/2 c vegetable broth   (regular broth NOT low sodium)

2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

Parmesan cheese for garnish 


-In large soup pot add uncooked pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil.

-Add vegetable broth.

-Sprinkle pepper flakes and oregano on top.

-Drizzle with oil.

-Cover pot and bring to a boil.

- Reduce to low simmer and keep covered.

-Cook about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so.

- Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – leaving about an inch of liquid in bottom of pot  but you can reduce as desired.

-Season with salt and pepper; stir pasta several times to distribute liquid in bottom of pot.

Although I'm sure this recipe would be just fine as is, I added julienned zucchini and peppers as well as some hot Italian sausage (pretty much kills the kosher aspect of this fine recipe)  We were thinking shrimp would  be good in here also.
Bon Appetit!
Long Live the Queen of Gastronomic Delights


  1. This is the kind of things we cook here. Bill is an excellent cook & can cook anything! I can hold my own, though.

  2. I made the mistake of reading this before I had eaten lunch. Now I am sitting here trying to compose while my mouth waters and drools. I don't know if I can whip this up fast enough for lunch, but it is sure worth a try for dinner. You do come up with some good, tasty recipes I have to say, Thank you! I have been cooking the same food for years (mainly because my "old poop' left brain husband doesn't like change), but I sure get bored with it and I think I could slip this one in without him noticing ... worth a try.

    Thanks for stopping by Izzi's page ... I read your comment and published it, but I see this morning Google disposed of it somehow. I think Gracie and George should have a page of their own ... such deserving babies need a little extra attention. You know, you have so much time on your hands (not!), but it is fun and Izzi and I would love it:) I am off to eat some lunch as, for some reason, I feel like I am starving to death (which I have a lot of layers of fat I could go through before that happens). And then off to the store to pick up a prescription and some ingredients :). Ill let you know how it turns out ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. Oooooooooh pasta!!!!! I just adore pasta!!! I'll have to pass this recipe on to my girls too. Mmmm, mmm. Now I really must get back to bed. 5 a.m. comes so early. Have a wonderful night, hugs, Edna B.