Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...
The simple, one-pot Italian pasta recipe you need to save dinnertime on busy weeknights
Weeknight dinners don't have to be a struggle when we can simplify things by just putting all the ingredients together in a single pot. It's never been so simple and easy to get a classic Italian dinner on the table.
Having cooked spaghetti al pomodoro (spaghetti with tomatoes) for so many years in Italy, I never thought of cooking it in one pot, but when I finally did, the flavors that came out were the same. It may not be the proper Italian way to cook pasta, but you and your family will love the result of this one-pot pasta.
Instead of boiling the spaghetti in water, it's cooked right in the sauce, which gets absorbed into the pasta, resulting in a tastier dish. In this pasta recipe, the quality of the sauce matters the most. Make your own, or buy your favorite marinara sauce to make this simplified version of a favorite.