one pot pasta with tomatoes and basil

One Pot Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil

  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x



  • 1 box (13.25 oz) Dreamfields angel hair pasta
  • 1 container (10.5 oz) grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 basil leaves, plus more torn leaves for topping
  • 5 cups water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, for topping


  1. In a large saucepan, combine pasta (noodles broken in half to fit in pan, if necessary), tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onion, basil leaves, water and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook, stirring often, 10 minutes until pasta is al dente and water is almost fully evaporated (there may be about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of water left when the noodles are done; this is OK, as it will soak in as the pasta cools).
  3. Season pasta with more salt and pepper, if needed, then divide among serving bowls. Top with extra torn basil leaves and shredded Parmesan cheese.