Thursday, December 10, 2015

I Love Using Just One Pot!


I love that there are so many recipes floating around these days that require only one pot. It makes things so much easier. Plus, these dinners are usually so fast! I'm a big fan. Here's another great one that I found.

One-Pot Pasta


1 (16 oz.) pkg. penne pasta
2 stalks broccoli, cut into florets
2-3 minced garlic cloves, or 1-2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1-3 lemons
Salt and pepper, to taste
Shredded Parmesan cheese, to taste


Boil penne 6 minutes less than al dente; add broccoli florets, and cook until penne is al dente.

In measuring cup with spout, combine garlic cloves, olive oil, zest from one lemon, and juice from 1-3 lemons (depending on how lemony you want the flavor to be), and salt and pepper to taste.

When pasta is done, drain and return to the pot. Toss with the olive oil/lemon juice mixture until well-coated. Stir in some Parmesan and sprinkle additional Parmesan on top of the pasta to serve.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008. You can find it here.

Notes: I like one-pot dinners so much, we actually have a tag for them so you can look at all of them at once. This was so good. I like things on the lemony side, so I used the zest of one lemon and the juice of three. This tasted so fresh and it really hit the spot. Besides that, it was so quick and easy! (We have another tag for quick and easy recipes too!).

1 comment:

  1. Hmm. Niel would want some rotisserie chicken added, but this could be good. :)