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one-pot summertime pasta dish - done in under 30 minutes and you only have to dirty one dish! // cait's plate

one-pot summertime pasta

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4+ servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner


This delicious pasta comes together in just one pot and is loaded with easy summer flavor for a dish the whole family will love!


  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti
  • 16 oz. tri-colored heirloom or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup cherry-sized mozzarella (such as ciliegine)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Heat a large sauté pan with high sides (or a large pasta pot) over medium heat
  2. Add olive oil, swirling to coat, then minced garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes
  3. After about 2 minutes, add broth and pasta to the pan bringing to a boil
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, cooking for about 3 more minutes
  6. Remove pan from heat then top with fresh basil and mozzarella


recipe adapted from cooking light

Keywords: pasta, tomatoes, mozzarella, one-pot, dinner

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