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One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

Pasta is always a great go-to meal, especially when you're short on time. This One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights. It's quick, easy, and requires only a handful of ingredients. The best part is that everything cooks in just one pot, making clean-up a breeze. The combination of juicy tomatoes, fresh basil, and creamy Parmesan cheese make for a deliciously simple dish that everyone will love.

A Personal Story

This One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta recipe is one of my favorites to make when I'm in a hurry. It's a recipe that I've been making for years, and it's always a hit with my family and friends. I remember the first time I made it, I was amazed at how easy it was to throw everything into one pot. The result was a delicious pasta dish that tasted like it had been cooking for hours. Since then, it's been a go-to recipe for me, and I'm excited to share it with you.


  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large pot, combine the spaghetti, water, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for about 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked through and the liquid has reduced, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the chopped basil and grated Parmesan cheese until well combined.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy.

Serving Suggestions

This One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta is perfect for any occasion. It's great for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, but it's also impressive enough to serve to guests. You can pair it with a simple side salad or some crusty bread to make it a complete meal. It's also a great dish to bring to potlucks or picnics since it's easy to transport and can be served at room temperature.

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