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Clean One-Pan Pasta

If you’re looking for a supremely simple dinner that is easy on the budget, behold the joy of this pasta dish. All the ingredients — including dry pasta, just plopped into a pan and cooked for a few minutes. Dinner is ready in less than 15 minutes top to bottom. I kid you not.

The recipe uses Martha Stewart’s crazy popular dish modded slightly for the clean eating crowd.

Clean One Pan Pasta Prep

After nearly 50 years of living, I finally broke down and bought red pepper flakes. Not a fan of hot, I’ve never felt the need, but wanted to be authentic-ish. I actually made the recipe with a half teaspoon of the fiery flakes and — being a total heat wimp — I thought it was still too spicy for my taste. Your mileage may vary. 

Just add a simple green salad or vinegar cucumbers on the side and this makes a great, light meal for a warm summer evening. Yes, we ate it al fresco!


Clean One-Pan Pasta


  • 16 oz whole wheat linguine
  • 16 oz grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 C water
  • 3 T extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes
  • 1 T fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 T fresh sage leaves
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • Shaved parmesan cheese


  1. Combine all items except cheese in a large skillet.
  2. Bring to boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat and continue boiling, turning mixture frequently with tongs, for about 12 minutes or until pasta is al dente liquid is nearly evaporated.
  4. Serve with parmesan cheese.

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  • LisaLisa May 25, 2014, 11:02 am

    I need this!!!

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