I’m a messy cook – I leave dirty cutting boards, bowls, and utensils all over the kitchen when I’m whipping up my favorite dishes. With this one-pot pasta recipe, you only need to use 4 dishes – knife, cutting board, pot, and spoon! Not only that, it’s delicious and quick – the perfect solution to a busy school day dinner. Whip up this recipe, or change it up by adding additional veggies, spices, or broth instead of water! Your cleaner kitchen will thank you.
1 box (16 oz) uncooked pasta – really any will work, but I recommend either penne or fettucini
12 oz cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 small onion, sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 springs basil (or more if you love basil like I do!)
2 tablespoons Tillamook Salted Butter
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
4 ½ cups water
8 oz Tillamook Shredded Italian Blend Cheese
Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, butter, salt, pepper, and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Stir frequently and cook until pasta is al dente and water is mostly gone (should be about 10 minutes, but check on the back of your pasta box!). Mix in Tillamook Cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper, then serve.
Recipe inspiration: Martha Stewart