Sure there are nights when I want to spend (slave) three hours in the kitchen cooking a delicious dinner from scratch. Yeah, right! Most nights it’s a total s**t show in our house with trying to fit everything in.
So this is the perfect solution, a one-pot pasta.
You basically throw everything together into the same pot and boil. The pasta’s starch creates a creamy sauce which gets amped up from the burrata mixed in at the end.
There you have it—dinner’s ready in no time, and you don’t have to deal with a zillion dirty dishes.
One Pot Pasta with BurrataPrint Recipe
1 lb. penne pasta (or other small bite-sized pasta)
12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 large or 2 small Parmesan cheese rinds
5 cups of water
4 oz. burrata
Garnish with basil and Parmesan cheese
In a large pot add the pasta, onion, garlic, tomatoes, parmesan cheese rind, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 minutes.
Fold in burrata and another pinch of salt. Remove Parmesan cheese rind divide among 4 bowls, and garnish with basil and Parmesan cheese.