One-Pot Spaghetti — Most Popular Pin of the Week

This fuss-free pasta dish is ready in only 20 minutes.
By: Nora Horvath
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FNK ONEPOT SPAGHETTI WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE Food Network Kitchen Food Network Spaghetti, Olive Oil, Tomato Paste, Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes, Parmesan

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

It’s just as easy to make a fresh pasta sauce as it is to boil water, thanks to the one-pot method in this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week. All the ingredients for a simple tomato sauce — think garlic, fresh basil and chopped tomatoes — are cooked at the same time and in the same pot as dried pasta and water, allowing the flavors to blend seamlessly and quickly. The water acts as both a cooking liquid for the noodles and the base of the sauce, while the addition of nutty Parmesan cheese at the end of cooking helps thicken the mix. Bonus: This fuss-free dinner is ready to eat in only 20 minutes.

For more hearty recipe ideas, check out Food Network’s Let’s Cook Comfort Food board on Pinterest.

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