I think once you can cook a few one pot meals eating midweek becomes so much easier. This pasta dish is hearty and healthy. The chicken stock actually makes this dish super comforting – perfect for a wet day. I think the best type of comfort food always contains chicken stock.
To make your own 1 pan pasta you will need (per portion):
3/4 a mug of pasta shapes
1/2 a courgette
A large handful cherry tomatoes
20g hard goats cheese
1 1/2 rashers bacon
For the sauce base
1 large clove garlic
A large handful of basil
Salt and pepper
Peel and slice the onion and cut the bacon into slices. Fry in a large frying pan with high sides until the onion is soft and the bacon is cooked.
Add the pasta and pour over enough chicken stock so that all the pasta is covered plus a bit more. Add the tomatoes and the vine if you have one (Ed told me that adding the vine while cooking adds a bit of extra flavour). Add the salt and pepper at this point.
While the pasta is cooking use a potato peeler to make thin slices of courgette and add this to the sauce you are making.
Once the pasta is cooked “al dente” reduce the heat and stir in your basil and goats cheese until the cheese has melted.
Serve with a bit of extra basil, wine is entirely optional but always advised if you’re making this on a Friday night.
Have you got any one pot wonders you want to share?