This recipe for one pot Italian pasta will transport you straight to the Tuscan countryside.

The genius behind this dish is putting everything into one pot: the noodles are able to soak up all of the goodness in each ingredient while forming an almost creamy texture.

It also goes without saying that one pot = only one dish to wash = no fighting over who cleans up after dinner.

With the fresh ingredients and the simplicity of its creation, this pasta is guaranteed to become your go-to at least once a week.

Buon Apetito


Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) pack of spaghetti
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 4 (medium-sized) vine ripe tomatoes
  • 1 yellow or white onion
  • 1 cup of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (if you need help choosing the best olive oil, click here)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • OPTIONAL : sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, Italian sausage (cooked), olives
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Instructions

  1. Chop tomatoes into larger chunks, about 6-8 pieces for each tomato
  2. Slice the onion very thinly, yielding almost paper thin pieces
  3. Break the spaghetti in half, once
  4. In a large pot, place the two halves of spaghetti, criss -crossed
  5. Around the sides of the pot, alternate the placement of the tomatoes and onions (see picture above) (this is when you can place in your additional ingredients as well)
  6. Pour in the chicken broth
  7. Place 4-6 of the fresh basil leaves on top and then drizzle the olive oil over everything in the pot
  8. Cook the mixture on medium-high for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  9. Once the pasta has cooked evenly and the ingredients have melded together to form a sauce, then your pasta is complete
  10. Serve with fresh basil, salt and pepper to taste, chili flakes, or grated parmesan cheese (I also suggest indulging in a nice glass of red wine)

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