One Pan Pasta

This dish is the ultimate “I have no time” or “I feel really lazy” dish. It takes literally 15 minutes from start to finish and involves only a handful of ingredients you can find at any grocery store. Plus, it tastes pretty good! It’s not going to blow your mind, but it’s a solid tomato and basil pasta dish that can make a hearty dinner. (Plus, it’s a fairly healthy dish if you omit the parmesan cheese at the end) I like to add a bit more red pepper flakes to give it a kick.

I got the recipe from Lottie + Doof, who adapted it from a Martha Stewart recipe. I pasted it below for convenience.


  • 1 box linguine (I like to use spinach or whole-wheat linguine)
  • 12 oz cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs basil
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large skillet or heavy bottomed pan. The pan should be big enough that the linguine can lay flat.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Boil for about 9 minutes while stirring frequently, until water is nearly evaporated and the pasta is al dente.
  4. Season to taste and serve. Optionally add olive oil and parmesan cheese on top.

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