One Pot Bruschetta Pasta
One Pot Bruschetta Pasta can be on the table in 20 minutes. This is my first attempt at a one pot pasta and I can tell you I’m hooked! SO good, so easy and so quick. Happy One Pot Wednesday, y’all!
I have this weird (but maybe not that weird) quirk where I have to have a clean house before I leave town. It doesn’t matter if it’s for a quick one nighter or somewhere much longer. I hate coming home to a messy house. It ruins whatever trip I’ve just been on. I’d much rather bust my butt before I leave town to ensure I come home to a space that’s clean, clutter free and inviting. My husband thinks I’m crazy but I say, add it to the list, honey, add it to the list.
Part of cleaning the house also means cleaning out the kitchen. I don’t grocery shop for a few days before we leave town and I force myself to use up whatever is in the fridge and pantry. The night before we left town this last time, I showed up at my mom’s house with a half pint of cherry tomatoes, some leftover pasta, a single orange, some milk and a bag of granola I’d made the day before. I hate to see food go to waste so I’ll pawn it off on whoever will eat it. It’s a win win. My friends and family get some good eats and I feel better about not throwing out food.
I guess you could say my need for cleaning things out is how this pasta was born. The one-pot pasta that’s taken the web by storm this past year has been on my mind for ages and I had some perishable bruschetta mix from Trader Joes that I had to use up before I left. As a side note, have you tried the bruschetta mix from Trader Joes? It’s my favorite! I use it in all sorts of random meals. But I digress. I decided the bruschetta mix would be the perfect thing to inspire my one-pot pasta creation.
So many reviews I’ve read about one-pot pasta dishes say they lack flavor and to be honest, I think they look dry too. Not wanting to go down that road, I might have gone overboard adding flavor in anyway that I could. I sautéed a red onion in a few squares of Land O’Lakes Garlic & Herb Sauté Express (a super concentrated butter and olive oil mixture meal starter with fresh herbs and spices), and also added white wine, lemon juice, plus the bruschetta mix from Trader Joes. A hodgepodge perhaps, but a super tasty meal that literally came together in 20 minutes. How can you go wrong, I ask you?
Stir in some fresh basil or parsley at the end for something fresh and top with parmesan cheese if you like. All you need a is a glass of wine and in my case, a super clean house and pantry to go with.Print
A one-pot vegetarian bruschetta pasta that comes together in 20 minutes!
- 2 squares Land O’lakes Garlic & Herb Saute Express
- 1 small red onion, minced
- 12 oz whole wheat fusilli pasta
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 4 cups warm water
- juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 1 14.5 oz container fresh bruschetta sauce from Trader Joes (or similar product)
- salt and pepper
- basil or parsley (optional)
- parmesan cheese (optional)
- In a medium stock pot, melt Saute Express cubes over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes until nice and soft.
- Add whole wheat pasta, wine, water, lemon juice and zest and bruschetta sauce. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low, cover and keep at a low simmer. Stir pasta every few minutes and cook until most of liquid is evaporated and pasta is cooked to desired bite about 15 minutes.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper and add chopped fresh basil or parsley if adding. Serve in large bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese if desired.