Friday, February 12, 2016

One Pot Spaghetti

This recipe, which I saw on Damn Delicious, is similar to many one pot dishes floating around out there. It’s easy, uses simple ingredients most people have on hand, and tastes great. I did make a few changes, in keeping with trying to keep costs down: I used kielbasa instead of andouille, used a handful of fresh basil instead of two cups, and substituted 3 nice tomatoes for the three cups of expensive grape tomatoes. It came out great and our whole family liked this.

So, let’s get cooking!

Dice the tomatoes, slice the onion thinly and cut in thirds or fourths, peel and slice the garlic, and coarsely slice the basil leaves.

Slice the sausage into pieces about half an inch wide. My daughter Megan did the slicing of the kielbasa, so some were a little thicker. ;-)

Place everything into large pot except for the parmesan cheese. I broke the spaghetti in half, but you can place it in whole, also.

Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat so it simmers. About 11 minutes or so should do it, but stir it several times while cooking so the pasta doesn’t stick.

Most of the liquid will be absorbed, but it’ll be somewhat saucy, which most everyone likes anyway. Toss in the parmesan cheese and some salt and pepper, stir thoroughly, and serve.

Enjoy! ~TMMF

One Pot Spaghetti

1 lb spaghetti
14-16 oz kielbasa
1 onion
3 lg tomatoes
handful fresh basil leaves
4 cloves garlic
4 ½ c water
1 c Parmesan cheese

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