This One Pot Meatless Pasta is another fantastic 20 minutes dinner that is insanely easy to make and bursting with tons of flavors! This is a marvelous dinner recipes thats filled with simple ingredients and bathed in a delicious, light sauce.
A few weeks back, I was doing my regular weekly meal planning when I noticed that EVERY SINGLE dish was packed with a heavy protein. I decided that I needed to add something that was filling and yummy to the line up, but not heavy. This dish can be so easily modified to add grilled chicken/steak, but I decided to go with something a little easier on the digestive system. Make it truly vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth…. I did not because I just love the flavor of chicken broth! 🤣
What type of pasta is the healthiest?
There are a ton of different types of pasta on the market these days. Here are some great options if health is your primary concern:
✔️ Pasta that is made from legumes: chickpeas or red lentils. (Like THIS ONE HERE)
✔️ Pasta made from whole grains or whole wheat. (Like THIS ONE HERE.)
✔️ Gluten-free pasta that is made with cornflour. (Like THIS ONE HERE!)
✔️ Pasta made from vegetables like carrots and and zucchini. (Like THIS ONE HERE!)
Why is pasta bad for you?
This question is all relative! Pasta has some good nutrients and redeeming nutritional value. It really comes down to your relationship with food. Traditional pasta is high in carbohydrates. So, when consumed in high amounts, it can lead to weight gain because carbs will turn to fat in the body. However, carbohydrates aren’t always bad! They are necessary. Pasta alternatives, mentioned in the paragraph above, are great to consider depending on the diet you live by. Moderation is key and dietary restrictions should also be considered.
Ingredients for our One Pot Meatless Pasta:
- Linguini Noodles
- Chicken Broth
- Canned Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- Lemon Juice
- Shredded Parmesan
How to make the One Pot Meatless Pasta:
Place a large skillet on the stove and turn it on to medium heat. Rough chop the onion, fresh basil, and garlic. Break the pasta in half by hand, and place in the skillet, along with the onion, canned tomatoes, basil, and garlic.
Slowly pour the chicken broth over the ingredients. Mix the ingredients so that they are all combined and so that the pasta broken up. Turn the burner to high heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to boil for approximately 10 minutes, until pasta is done. Be sure to stir often.
Remove from heat and stir in the shredded parmesan cheese. Garnish with leftover basil and serve!
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- 1 cup, shredded parmesan
- 4 1/2 cups of chicken broth
- 12 oz linguini, broken in half
- 1/2 Cup onion, diced
- 1 (12.5 ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes, not drained
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- First, dice the onion, basil, and garlic and set aside.
- In a large, 12 inch skillet, place the pasta (broken in half) diced onion, canned tomatoes, basil, garlic, and lemon.
- Slowly pour the chicken broth over all of the ingredients and stir.
- Turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Boil for approximately 12 minutes, making sure the pasta is fully cooked.
- Turn the heat off and slowly stir in the parmesan cheese.
- Garnish with extra basil and serve!
To make truly vegetarian, substitute in vegetable broth instead of the chicken broth.
If you don't have parmesan cheese, you can always use mozzarella.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 957mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 10g
(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)