Blog Categories
Search Blog
Subscribe to our blog

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

« Clams are Great for One or Two Bites | Main | The Last Big Holiday Party, Ever »

Very Merry One-Pot Pasta

By Katie Barreira

It’s lovely to go about making everything merry and bright, but it sure takes a lot of huffing and puffing. Here’s a weeknight meal that’s perfect for the holiday season: filling, festive and on the table in 15 minutes flat.

Ruby Pasta
Add a few glugs of red wine to your pasta pot and turn ho-hum into ho-ho-ho! Choose an inky, jewel-toned red, like Garnacha or Tempranillo, and trim the plate with a dash of greenery and a flurry of cheese.

Serves 4 to 6

1 pound pasta (your favorite shape of standard white pasta, as opposed to whole wheat, spinach, etc.)
2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons red wine, such as Garnacha or Tempranillo
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Fresh basil or parsley leaves, for garnish
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for serving

In a 6-quart pot, bring wine and 5 cups of water to a boil; add salt. Cook pasta until al dente; drain, return to pot and toss with olive oil and remaining 2 tablespoons wine. Garnish with herbs and cheese.

To get the recipe and shopping list on your smartphone (iPhone, BlackBerry, Android device) or PC, click here.

Special Fork is a recipe website for your smartphone and PC that solves the daily dinnertime dilemma: what to cook now! Our bloggers blog Monday through Friday to give you cooking inspiration. Check out our recipe database for quick ideas that take no more than 30 minutes of prep time. Join the conversation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Related posts:

  1. Brown Bag Blues? Try this Quick and Easy Pasta Dish
  2. In Love with Old School Mac and Cheese
  3. Fall for Stew
  4. Pizza Redux: From Crust to Filling

References (2)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Easy 30 minute recipes for weekday cooking - Blog - Very Merry One-Pot Pasta
  • Response
    Response: LIGUE 1
    Easy 30 minute recipes for weekday cooking - Blog - Very Merry One-Pot Pasta

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>