This is a recipe that I was introduced to by my dad and have made many times since. It is such a simple recipe to make and very versatile. Matha Stewart has a recipe called one-pan pasta that I used as inspiration the first time I made this dish. Since then I have created this dish depending on the content of my fridge and pantry.
Step 1: brown onions and garlic with some oil in the pan.
- 1 onion, chopped
- Garlic cloves thinly sliced (to personal taste).
Step 2: Add all the ingredients in and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Tin of diced tomatoes
- Fresh basil
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Freshly ground pepper
- Optional ingredients from fridge or pantry – In this batch I added asparagus, green beans, kidney beans and ham.
After 20 minutes the liquid will have been absorbed or boiled off you will end up with a flavoursome pasta dish. A trick I like to use is to cut out the salt in the dish and use stock instead of water for added flavour.
And voila the finished product!