Apr 27, 2017

One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

Today I am sharing with you one of my all time favorite recipes! I created this recipe based on a few recipes I found online when I was prepping for my radiation treatment for my thyroid cancer. I had to be on a low-iodine diet for two weeks prior to my radiation which was so hard until I found this recipe. I couldn't eat anything with iodized salt, no dairy products (which meant no cheese and was the hardest part!) and no seafood! And I love shrimp so this was also really hard. However, the diet pretty much forced me to make all my own food with fresh ingredients and that's when this recipe was created!

8 oz mini heirloom tomatoes
1 cup fresh basil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
8 oz spaghetti noodles
4 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

First, cut up your mini heirloom tomatoes in half or quarters and mix on a baking sheet with your minced garlic and diced onion. Drizzle with the olive oil, mix once again, and broil them for 10-15 minutes so everything starts to soften. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't burn.

Once they're done broiling place them in a large pot that has tall sides and add in the basil, red pepper flakes, and uncooked noodles. Add in the broth and turn the heat on high until it boils. Once it's boiling reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. You'll start to see the broth, tomatoes, and basil turn into more of a sauce. Keep cooking until you get to your desired thickness. I topped mine with Parmesan cheese and served it with this garlic monkey bread!

If you try out the recipe let me know what you think!

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