One-Pot Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

This one-pot meal is perfect for the beginner cook: Everything but the cheese goes into one skillet, and it all magically comes together[. The tomato paste is here for a little flavor insurance, just in case your tomatoes aren't at their best. Feel free to add an extra tablespoon when they're out of season.]

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, broken in half
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • Handful fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Large pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Put the spaghetti, oil, tomato paste, garlic, tomatoes, basil, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt in a high-sided medium skillet. Add 5 cups water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue to cook, stirring the spaghetti frequently to keep it from clumping, until it is al dente and the sauce has reduced and thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan (the sauce will thicken more), and season with salt if needed. Divide the spaghetti among 4 bowls, and garnish with more Parmesan and torn basil leaves.

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