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Here's That Spicy One-Pot Pasta Recipe You've All Been Asking For

Here's That Spicy One-Pot Pasta Recipe You've All Been Asking For

Spicy One-Pot Pasta

I've never done this before. Usually when I make a recipe for a book recommendation, it's done with a lot of prior thought and preparation. There's not much that would steer me away from such a recipe, especially once I've photographed it. That was before I innocently posted this spicy one-pot pasta: It didn't take long for this to become my most popular 'gram ever. Though I originally intended this to accompany my upcoming recommendation of Americanahthere wasn't much I could do in the face of so many requests demands. I seriously thought if I didn't post this recipe soon, some of you would riot.


I really didn't want you to riot.

So here it is! The perfect spicy one-pot pasta that you can easily make on a weeknight (or any night, really). Get thee to the pantry. You probably have most of these ingredients already.

Are you happy now?!



  • 12oz linguine
  • 14.5oz diced and fire roasted tomatoes (I used a can from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 yellow onion (julienned)
  • 4 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4.5 cups chicken broth (Use vegetable broth to make this vegetarian)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese (for garnish, optional)


Add pasta, onions, tomatoes, garlic and basil to a large pot. Pour in broth, then sprinkle red pepper flakes, dried oregano and oil on top. Cover and bring to a boil.

Once the pot boils, turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the liquid cooks down. The broth turns into its own sauce for the pasta.

Remove from heat and stir. Serve hot and top with grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

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