19 August 2014

One-Pot Pasta // Vegan Blogs

One-Pot anything is always a winner in my book. As much as we both love to cook fresh meals there are always those days when I come home from work and just do not want to cook anything. Those are the days when we'll end up with a take-away or something really dull, like beans on toast. I was pretty apprehensive on the whole 'one pot pasta' thing, boiled anything isn't really all that appealing to me... but through pure hope for a simple tasty meal I gave it a go. And I am SO glad I did. 

I used:
      - Spaghetti for two
      - 1 cup of halved plum tomatoes 
      - 1 thinly sliced medium onion
      - 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic
      - 1 1/2 cups of passata
      - 2 teaspoons of dried oregano (or fresh!)
      - 1 teaspoon of seasalt, ground black pepper & 1 of red wine vinegar
      - Enough boiling water to cover everything
      - Splash of olive oil.

It is so simple! Throw everything into a big pot, no order needed. Make sure you ingredients are covered with liquid and bring it to the boil. If your spaghetti is too big for the pot add one cup of water first, bring to the boil and push it down as it softens, then you can add more water if needed to cover everything up. Give the whole thing a stir, lower the heat right down and put the pot lid on. Check every couple of minutes, keep an eye on the level of liquid (If you are running low on sauce and still have hard pasta add a little more water.) and stir. This is a good point to taste test your sauce, if you need more seasoning or more passata add it here; I added some chilli flakes at this point too! When there is a only a little liquid left and your pasta is almost cooked, take off the lid and stir more frequently until you have a much thicker sauce. Then its done! It should only take around 10minutes all in all, and you'll have a delicious pasta and super thick sauce ready for you you to serve up. Enjoy! 



  1. Ohh this looks yummy. Will be giving it a go.

  2. That is genius! I have to try it!

  3. This looks amazing and so simple! Can't believe I've never thought to try it before :)


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