Food - Drink
Why The Martha Stewart One-Pan Pasta Deserves Its Fame
By HOPE NGO
Martha Stewart recipe developer Nora Singley was traveling in southeastern Italy when she stopped by a restaurant and was introduced to the owner's unique way of cooking pasta, which involved tossing all the ingredients — water, noodles, sauce ingredients, and all — into one pot.
The chef created a pasta dish made with tomatoes, onions, basil, and salt, as well as a small amount of water, and nine minutes later, the pasta dish that took the internet by storm was born. Singley said, "It was perfect — and perfectly starchy. And it was this beautiful moment of learning."
Thanks to the magic of pasta water, the dish may be the ultimate pasta hack; using 12 ounces of pasta that cooks in 10 minutes or less, 5 cups of liquid, and 2 teaspoons of salt, stirred regularly, Martha Stewart promises it can yield a flavorful pasta dish in just 20 minutes.