3.10.2015

One Pot Sausage, Tomato and Basil Pasta

When I was pregnant with Marcus I planned way in advance and made a whole slew of freezer meals. I mean, I had the time. I wasn't chasing a toddler all over Kingdom Come, so prepping 15 meals was no big deal.

While I know I still have some time before M² arrives, I'm not totally sure I'll find the time to prepare as many meals (if any). So, I've been on the hunt to find tasty, easy meals that I can whip up with an infant and a personified tornado.

Recently I came across this one pot pasta and it immediately went to the When the Baby Comes food list.

It was unbelievably easy to prepare. From start to finish I think the whole meal took 25  minutes to prep and make. Amazing. I need more meals like this in my life.

Did I also mention it's action packed with flavor? And Marcus even ate some of the noodles. Hallelujah!

One Pot Sausage Tomato and Basil Pasta
What You'll Need
1 pound of spaghetti (one box)
1 package sausage of your choice - I went with smoked turkey
1 large onion thinly sliced
3 cups halved grape tomoatoes
2 cups fresh basil leaves, loosely packed
4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How It Comes Together
In a large stock pot over medium-high heat combine spaghetti, sausage, onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic, and 4 1/2 cups water. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring pot to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through and liquid has reduced, about 8-10 minutes.
Stir in Parmesan and serve immediately.

Viola! That's it! Dinner is ready.
Enjoy!
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10 comments:

  1. that looks and sounds amazing!! Love how easy it comes together too!!

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  2. Yummmmm! This sounds absolutely delish! I love one pot wonders!

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  3. It looks great, and Ive seen the idea all over pinterest. And yet my husband will not eat pasta and Aria isn't a fan either. So alas they make it difficult. Praise the Lord for easy meals though. I had freezer meals on the to do list but then Aria came early and ruined all the plans. I lived off of yogurt, and those toaster waffles the first few months. I remember being so hungry for something anything else!

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  4. Just added these ingredients to my grocery list. Love easy meals! :)

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  5. I have been intrigued by these one pot pasta meals for a long time but wasn't sure how they would come out. Looks like a success for you though!

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  6. Easy meals are the best! I'm currently stuck in a dinner rut and need more quick ideas. This is perfect!

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  7. Looks good and easy! I'm trying to think of some of my easy recipes that I can share that you'd actually eat -- most aren't all that healthy! ;)

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  8. It is tough to make freezer meals with a toddler running around. I had Hannah help me make meals with me when preparing for Meeghan's arrival. It was a long day, but I finished.

    That does sound good. I wonder if I left out the sausage if it would lose too much flavor. (I don't eat sausage.)

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  9. I have never mad a one pot pasta dish but I would really like to try one sometime. Maybe I'll give this one a go.

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  10. This sounds so good! It would be a perfect, easy meal to throw together on a week night after work. Totally bookmarking... for Seth ;)

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