We love a simple pasta dish! It’s an easy weeknight dinner that doesn’t require a lot of prep. This simple one-pot pasta dish is also super customizable. Regardless of what onions you have or if you have cherry or grape tomatoes, the key is to let everything simmer together for a fragrant and filling dish that can be enjoyed in minutes.
- 1 pound dried pasta like spaghetti or linguine
- 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes or winter squash, cubed, or 2 bell peppers, diced
- 1 red, white, or yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes
- 2 cups fresh basil, or greens spinach or kale, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Add all of the ingredients except for the cheese into a large pot or Dutch oven. Turn heat to high. Allow the mixture to boil, about 9-12 minutes, stirring often. (This will help the pasta from sticking.)
- Reduce to a simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes. As the liquid evaporates, the starch from the pasta will thicken the “sauce.”
- When everything is cooked to your liking, turn off heat and sprinkle in the cheese. Stir to combine and serve immediately. Enjoy!