A friendly reminder: When it comes to feeding family or friends, ease does exist. Case in point, this one-pot pasta. I first made it when friends came for afternoon grazing and stayed, unexpectedly, for dinner. While we chatted, I dashed about the kitchen throwing noodles, a sliced onion, zucchini, and a glug of olive oil into a pot. Twenty minutes and a few stirs later (that's the catch: stir, or the pasta will stick), we had a gorgeous meal. Everyone, the adults and the kids, returned for seconds.

Source: Parents Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
6
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  • Combine the pasta, onion, 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, basil, and chopped vegetables in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add about 4 1/2 cups water (enough to just cover the pasta) and the oil. Cover and bring to a roaring boil. Stir, return the lid, and lower the heat to a simmer. Keep the pot covered and cook for 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until most of the liquid has been absorbed and evaporated.

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  • Taste and add more salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle generously with cheese and toss to coat. Serve warm, garnished with radish, if desired.

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