One Pot Pasta

pastaveggiesRecently I came across this super easy recipe that is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. In this pasta dish you cook all the ingredients along with the pasta creating a thick rich sauce. It is very quick and satisfying.

  • 12 ounces linguine, spaghetti or the pasta of your choice
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes chopped or cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small to medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced
  • 1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs basil, chopped
  • 2 cups of one or more of your choice of chopped vegetables; for example broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper 
  • 2-4 TBLS extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dried mushrooms (optional). These add an even richer flavor to the sauce.

Combine all ingredients except chopped vegetables of your choice in a pot or deep skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently.
After 5 minutes add the chopped veggies to keep them from getting over cooked.
Continue cooking until pasta is al dente or reaches your desired doneness.
Total cook time about 10 minutes. 

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Ama Opare
Lifestyle Coach, CEO at Opare Institute
Supporting you by bringing you flavorful and satisfying vegan and raw vegan recipes, inspiration and online training and one-on-one coaching to help LOVE YOUR VEGAN LIFE! I am an educator and revolutionary who has teamed up with my physician/dietitian husband, Nana Kwaku Opare, MD, MPH, CA, to address the growing health problems in the Afrikan/Black community by building a Nation of Black Vegetarians and Vegans.

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