One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta
This one-pot pasta with tangy tomato-basil sauce is a simple, fast and easy weeknight dinner. All of your ingredients go into one pot, and with a bit of stirring and about 25 minutes of cook time, you'll have a healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy.
What Type of Pasta Should I Use?
We use whole-wheat rotini for this recipe, but feel free to use whole-wheat fusilli, penne, gemelli, cavatappi or any other short pasta. Shorter pasta is easier to stir during cooking and sticks less than longer-shaped pasta.
Is One-Pot Tomato Basil Pasta Vegetarian?
It can be! We recommend using low-sodium "no-chicken" broth, which is a vegetarian broth with a hearty, rich flavor. Look for "no-chicken" broth with the soups and broths in the natural-foods section of most supermarkets. Feel free to use your favorite store-bought low-sodium vegetable broth or stock, or make your own vegetable broth or vegetable stock. For a vegan version of the recipe, omit the Parmesan cheese and use nutritional yeast instead.
Additional reporting by Jan Valdez
3 starch, 1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 vegetable