09 March 2010

One-Pot Dinner

Now, what housewife isn't attracted to one-pot dinner recipes? And when you've a friend like Edith, the possibilities abound.

Last night, we tried a tasty pasta recipe from Glorious One-Pot Meals. I'm thoroughly enjoying a cookbook that revolves around my giant cast-iron pot. However, I must mention that the recipes are, oddly, designed to serve two. A hearty two, but hardly family size. As long as I remember to up the ingredient amounts it's not a large issue.

So, herewith, the (altered) recipe for a yummy pot of dinner:

• Farmhouse Pasta •

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and as heating, toast on cookie sheet:

• 1/3 c. pine nuts
Watch carefully, as these will brown quickly. Set aside to cool.

Spray pot and lid with cooking spray and add:
• 3 c. tubular pasta
• 1.25 c. water
• a few cranks/shakes of sea salt

Scatter on top:
• 6 oz. goat cheese, in chunks
• 1/2 small red onion
• .5 c. oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
• .25-.5 t. red pepper flakes
• 1 T dried basil (or fresh leaves if you have it!)
• .25 c. balsamic vinegar
mushrooms, halved
• toasted pine nuts

Wash and stem:
• 1 large bunch kale

Top with as much kale as you can fit in the pot and still have the lid fit tightly. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.

** Slice some salami and sprinkle into the mix if you'd like to meat it up!
** Serve kale in separate bowl with a sprinkling of balsamic and a little salt and pepper.


  1. I think that sounds tasty! How did you like it?

  2. 1 T. of basil (or fresh leaves if you have it) -- So, does that mean 1 T. of dried basil?

    I'm making a note of this recipe because after baby arrives I'll need all the one-pot help I can get!

  3. Yes on the dried basil, Christian!