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20 Minute One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

by Nellie

20 minute tomato basil pasta

This week we are continuing with the pasta trend! I originally saw this recipe on BlogHer.com. The phrase “20 minute recipe” and I was all in!

As I have mentioned before, I am not a pasta person–but this recipe may change that. I am also trying to build up my library of quick recipes for after work as my current method of cooking all day on Sundays is just draining!

Looking for a super easy vegtarian pasta dish? This delicious tomato basil pasta dish can be ready on the table in 20 minutes.
This recipe is crazy simple. The only real “prep” you are doing is cutting up the onions and garlic everything else you just place in the pot and let it cook together to yummy perfection. Weeknights can be so busy especially when it comes to having a million after school activities! Not to mention there are days when I want to go to PTA Meetings, or events. These days having a baby makes it hard to cook for long periods of time, so this pasta recipe is simple and perfect. Not to mention is super tasty too!

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The cool part is that the pasta is cooked perfectly, I was astonished because I am so used to cooking pasta and draining all the water. With this recipe there is no draining, it’s really very hands off. When I make it again I will certainly add more basil because it was easily my favorite part of the dish.

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So I hope you enjoy this easy 20 minute meal that actually takes 20 minutes! Keep in mind that you can absolutely substitute whole wheat linguine for the regular.

Looking for a super easy vegtarian pasta dish? This delicious tomato basil pasta dish can be ready on the table in 20 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Apron Strings (no changes!):

ONE POT WONDER TOMATO BASIL PASTA

Serves 4 to 6 as an entree

12 ounces linguine pasta
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor style)
1 medium sweet onion, cut in 1/4 inch julienne strips (use an onion such as Vidalia or Walla Walla)
4 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (use regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch (about 10 to 12 leaves) basil, diced
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, and garlic in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.

Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add basil leaves and stir pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot evenly throughout the pasta as you are serving. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

What is your most favorite quick dish? Have you ever had homemade tasty tomato basil pasta?

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23 comments

Kristina Walters April 24, 2014 - 5:27 am

Another awesome recipe! To kick up the nutrition level, Barilla has a line of Plus pasta which contain 17 grams of protein, fiber, and omega-3’s. Thanks for sharing!

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 10:04 pm

definitely Kris! I have tried Barilla, and its super good!

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Janine Huldie April 24, 2014 - 6:19 am

I totally make a similar pasta dish and love it, because it is so easy to make, but so tasty, too 🙂

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 10:04 pm

yes! I just love how quick it is 🙂

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Kita April 24, 2014 - 8:26 am

I love tomatoes in my pasta I don’t know why it taste so much better with it I even add broccoli to it also or something green.

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 10:03 pm

broccoli and spinach are so good in pasta!

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FitBritt April 24, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Oh this looks awesome! I would totally make this! Pasta is so easy and quick. Besides pasta, I love making Mexican because it usually comes together pretty easy!

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 10:01 pm

yeah made mexican tonight and it was heaven.

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Yum Yucky April 24, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Thank you for this tasty-looking recipe. Although pasta make me feel icky/bloaty, I’ll just sub it out and use spaghetti squash instead. Adding this to my lunchtime food-prepped meal plans for next week. NOM!

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 10:01 pm

fantastic!

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Kim April 24, 2014 - 8:02 pm

This looks delicious – I love pasta!! I would probably add some chicken and call it dinner!!

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Yes if I ate chicken I would totally do that for added protein!

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Tamara April 24, 2014 - 8:58 pm

You’re going to make me turn back into a pasta lover. I really do love pasta, but as we talked about last week, I need to pair it with a lot of protein and veggies. You do such great recipes with your pasta.
I don’t have a favorite quick recipe! I’m a dreadful cook. Does ordering pizza count?

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm

OF COURSE ordering pizza counts!! (at least to me :))

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Leslie April 24, 2014 - 9:48 pm

I just made a variation of this dish last week! Lately, I’ve been looking at the Budget Bytes blog a lot, and she did a variation of this exact recipe dubbed “Italian Wonderpot”. Instead of using basil, she used spinach which is a powerhouse veggie. The kids didn’t like it as much as the Husband and I did. They probably would have preferred basil. On another note, I can’t imagine not being a pasta person. It’s in my blood!

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Ahhh its so good. I really love the basil but I love spinach too! I will need to try that for sure next time.

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Stephanie April 25, 2014 - 12:34 am

This looks delish and do-able! I’m on it!

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 9:57 pm

its so good Steph!

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Michelle April 25, 2014 - 9:13 am

Nellie, this looks so good. Have you linked it up with our Tasty Tuesdays? The party is still open till tomorrow…I hope you will if you haven’t already!

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 9:57 pm

I totally missed it. SMH. It was a crazy week! Next time for sure. That was an amazing hop.

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Nellie April 27, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Hey Britt!! Yeah while you were away I implemented tasty thursdays…this is my 4th recipe! I used to do it years ago and decided to bring it back!

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Britton April 29, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Did you say pasta, one bowl, AND 20 minutes? Oh yes…I’m all over this recipe! I would want to add meat to it, but then that would make this dish harder than it has to be! Thank you for sharing Nellie!

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Faith April 29, 2014 - 6:10 pm

I am soooo making this! It looks amazing!!

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