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One-Pot Basil Pasta

This one-pot basil pasta is a lifesaver for busy weeknights! Loaded with fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and garlic, this dish comes together in no time and is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

May 05, 2023
One-Pot Basil Pasta


for 2 servings

  • ¼ onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup baby plum tomato (100 g), halved or regular tomatoes chopped into small bits
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil (15 g), chopped, plus a few sprigs to decorate
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley (15 g), chopped
  • 5 oz linguine (150 g), or spaghetti
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch crushed chillies
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ½ cups cold water (600 mL)
  • parmesan cheese, to garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 485
  • Fat 19g
  • Carbs 72g
  • Fiber 10g
  • Sugar 7g
  • Protein 13g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Place all of the ingredients except for the parmesan into a large pot. Cook on a high heat for 2 minutes, submerging the spaghetti into the water once it’s softened enough.
  2. Lower the temperature to a medium/low heat and toss and stir continuously until the liquid reduces down into a thick sauce. serve with more fresh basil and top with parmesan.
  3. Enjoy!
One-Pot Basil Pasta