When I finally got home today, I didn’t have time for my usual kitchen creativity. Instead, I opted for one of my favorite one-pot wonders, bruschetta pasta. If I can make an entire meal using one pan, it’s a win! And, tonight, my bruschetta pasta was a hit with the entire family (empty pan), and a real hit in the kitchen when it was time to do the dishes.
Not only does it all happen in one pan, but the ingredients are also simple and more than likely sitting in your pantry. Even though bruschetta pasta is easy to make, the flavors are intense and delicious.
What is bruschetta pasta? All of your favorite traditional bruschetta ingredients, cooked into pasta instead of served on bread.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED FOR ONE-POT BRUSCHETTA PASTA?
THESE BRUSCHETTA PASTA INGREDIENTS ARE COOKED IN ONE-POT
- Red Onion
- Italian Seasoning
- Pasta of Choice (I chose penne noodles)
- Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
- Vegetable Broth
INGREDIENTS ADDED TO BRUSCHETTA PASTA RECIPE AFTER COOKING
- Balsamic Cashew Cream
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil + Additional Basil for Garnish
- Vegan Parmesan Cheese (optional)
- Balsamic Glaze (garnish/optional)
Begin by sauteing the garlic and red onion until translucent. If the onions begin to stick use a small amount of water or vegetable broth to prevent sticking. Then, add the fire-roasted tomatoes, pasta, vegetable broth, and Italian seasoning.
Once the mixture begins to boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
While the bruschetta pasta mixture cooks, prepare the balsamic cashew cream the raw, cherry tomatoes, and chopped basil. I, for instance, chose multi-colored tomatoes to add vibrant colors to my dish. I also removed a few top basil leaves to use as a garnish, prior to chopping the rest of the basil to add to the pasta recipe.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED FOR BALSAMIC CASHEW CREAM
- Raw cashews
- Vegetable broth or water
- Balsamic vinegar
Since the entire pot of bruschetta pasta takes 15 minutes to cook, it takes a remaining 5 minutes to add the balsamic cashew cream, fresh chopped basil and tomato halves. Then, simply stir the bruschetta pasta recipe together, serve in bowls, and add a few basil leaves and drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze for a pretty garnish.
Bruschetta pasta is a quick and easy recipe, cooked in under 20 minutes, in one-pot! As a result, there wasn’t a noodle or a tomato left in the pan. Kid tested, mother approved.
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