One Pot Tomato, Herb, and Parmesan Spaghetti and My Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

One Pot Tomato, Herb, and Parmesan Spaghetti

Don’t you just love these one pot wonders? I sure do, and my dish-washing hubby does too!

In my constant quest to rid our home of boring and repetitive meals, I am always looking for or trying to think up new recipes.  One week I decided to come up with a new pasta dish.  This recipe is the result.  It’s delicious!


  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes or less
  • Total Time: 30-35 minutes


  • 1/3 cup butter (may substitute 2 tbsp or so of olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 large or 2 smaller garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 Tbsp dry parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dry rubbed sage
  • 2 cups chicken broth (or 2 chicken bullion cubes and 2 cups of water)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 lb thin spaghetti
  • grated Parmesan cheese to taste


  1. Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add onion and salt. Cook for 5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garlic and heat for 1 minute. (Don’t let it burn by over-cooking it.)
  4. Add diced tomatoes, pepper, and herbs. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add thin spaghetti and cook until al dente (about 8 minutes, check the box for exact time)
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Possible alterations:

Gluten-Free Pasta would probably work just as well, especially the corn-blend pasta which has a stronger texture.

Make it vegetarian by using all water or vegetable broth. If you use all water, you will probably need to add more seasonings.



  • slices of homemade or store-bought french bread
  • butter
  • garlic powder (or fresh garlic, if you prefer, rubbed on after broiling)
  • dry parsley


  1. Slather butter on the bread slices.
  2. Sprinkle the buttered bread with garlic powder and parsley.
  3. Broil under a LOW broiler until lightly browned (about 4-5 minutes).

What is your favorite One Pot Wonder?


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