A simple, one pan pasta dish full of fresh ingredients & ready in minutes. Toss fresh Italian-inspired ingredients into a skillet, and boil to perfection.
I’ve reached that part of the third trimester where I am tired. It could be the extra weight I’m carrying around or the hormones, but I’m feeling it.
About a month ago, a friend of mine who was close to her due date, asked me how far along I was. When I responded that I was at the beginning of the third trimester, she said, “Oh, so you haven’t gotten uncomfortable yet.” And I remember thinking, yeah, I’m good.
Oh my, how things have changed. I knew it was coming, but just like first trimester nausea, you forget how tough it was the first time around.
One of the things that keeps my spirits up while I countdown the weeks until my due date, is the fact that the seasons are changing. The weather is warming up, the sun is coming out, and the produce is on full display (and much more affordable) at the store.
This week, for the first time in 2014, I was able to make one of my favorite easy, one-pan dishes.
The concept is from Martha Stewart magazine, but in reality, it’s so simple that I’m sure people (especially Italians!) have been doing it for ages.
Toss dried pasta (about a 1 lb), a mix of fresh & dried herbs, an onion, garlic, chopped tomatoes, and a glug of olive oil into a skillet. Pour water over the top, and set to boil.
Once the pasta is al dente, the water & olive oil should be just thick enough to make a sauce for the dish. A light, flavorful sauce, with some kick if you add red pepper flakes, like I do.
So easy… I love this one. You gotta try it!
- 1 lb dried pasta
- 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups chopped tomatoes, can use fresh or canned
- 1 yellow onion, sliced or chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced or grated
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, to taste
- Place all ingredients into pan and add enough water to cover the pasta.
- Heat pan to boiling, then reduce to simmer until pasta is al dente. Check pasta package for specific timing.
- Serve & enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305
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