Sometimes you want things to be so simple that dinner is nothing more than dump and stir and set a timer. That's when you should make a one pot pasta. During the warmer months, I make this Tomato Basil pasta and, when it cools off, I make a Pumpkin Chipotle version!
plus more for garnish
halved and thinly sliced
grated for garnish
Place olive oil in a medium pot and set over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add in the noodles, herbs, onion, tomatoes, peppers, wine, and red pepper flakes (if using).
Bring mixture to a boil then cook, stirring frequently so the pasta doesn’t stick, until the pasta is al dente, about 12 to 15 minutes. Add some more water or some broth if the pasta starts to get dry. Serve immediately topped with fresh basil, lemon zest, and/or shredded cheese.