I’ve seen various one pot pasta dishes on Pinterest for a while but I have to admit to having felt rather sceptical – surely it must be more of a gimmick than an actual ‘life changing hack’ as they call it? But, I had to give it a go! Surely it could be the most useful camping dish ever, especially for us with our inadequate camping set up and one ring gas burner!!
This is my version, tweaked to our family tastes (passata so not ‘bits’ to please the children), rich sundried tomatoes for added flavour and plenty of herbs and chilli flakes for added oomph. It’s not going to change the world, but my, the results are mighty tasty. The starch in the pasta nicely thickens the sauce and since the pasta is cooked along with the flavouring ingredients it sucks up tons of flavour. The end results were really rather lovely – no, it’s not a replacement for normal pasta and sauce, but as a variation which saves on time (and washing up!) and gives yummy results it’s certainly one recipe to have up your sleeve!
Magic One Pot Pasta
(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)
350g dried pasta
500ml vegetable stock
Handful basil leaves
2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp dried oregano
Chilli flakes, to taste
- Place the pasta in a saucepan, pour over the liquids.
- Place the other ingredients on top
- Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer, covered, for 12-15 minutes until the pasta is cooked through and the sauce is rich. Make sure to stir ever few minutes so it doesn’t stick.
- Leave covered for a few minutes before serving