One Pot Pasta with Chilli & Tomatoes

pasta secrets one pot pasta

If you grow any of your own fruit or veg, you will know that you can often find yourself with mountains of the stuff, so this month we’re focusing all our 'recipes for the weekend' on tasty meals you can make with your harvest bounty.

This week, tomatoes, and a pasta recipe so simple you have to try it to believe it!

This recipe is from Laura Santini's Pasta Perfect. She says: "As a traditionalist when it comes to pasta, once again I cannot take credit for this great recipe. This is an adaptation of the iconic Martha Stewart ‘one pan’ pasta. It is a brilliant invention indeed."


350 g/12 oz. linguine or spaghettini

350 g/generous 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large

1 onion, thinly sliced

3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes/hot red pepper flakes

4 anchovy fillets (optional, if not using, add an extra teaspoon of salt)

a large handful of basil leaves

2 tablespoons capers

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoons salt

freshly ground black pepper

a knob/pat of butter

850 ml/3 ½ cups water

4 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano

Reggiano, to serve



Place all the ingredients (except the Parmigiano to serve) in the bottom of a pan that is large enough for the pasta to not be broken.

Bring to the boil over a high heat. Stir frequently until the pasta is al dente and the water has almost evaporated (about 9 minutes).

Season to taste and serve immediately with plenty of Parmigiano.


For more delicious pasta recipes, check out Pasta Perfect.