One-pan pasta with tomatoes and basil

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Spaghetti has always been a crowd favourite and a staple at the dinner table. If you like pasta, you’re going to want to hold on to your hats for this one. Claire Tansey has brought us a one-pan recipe–because nobody likes to do the dishes. Find out how to prepare pasta and the sauce, all in one pan.

One-pan pasta with tomatoes and basil


  • 4 cups water
  • 450 g linguine
  • 796-mL can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup basil leaves, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp hot-red-chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated parmesan


Combine water with linguine, diced tomatoes, onion, 1/2 cup basil, garlic, butter, tomato paste, chili flakes and salt in a very large frying pan. Boil over medium-high, stirring often, until pasta has absorbed most of the liquid, 9 to 10 min.

Transfer pasta to a platter. Sprinkle with parmesan and remaining basil. Serve immediately.

 Serves 4 to 6 | Prep 10 min | Total 25 min

Courtesy Claire Tansey