Do you hate washing dishes? I really do!!!
My current apartment doesn’t have a dish washer. I tend to create tons of dishes after every meal. It is depressing to see piles of dishes in the sink. I know I shouldn’t, but I usually leave my dishes overnight and tackle them the next day. I really admire my mom who cooks and washes all the dishes by herself every night after coming home from a long day of work. I am so spoiled! 😛 Our new condo has a dish washer. It will be so nice to sit and watch my dishes being clean. I am waiting for that day!
But yea, if you hate dishes, this pasta dish is designed for you. The only tools you need to make this dish is one large pot and a spatula. There is also very little chopping. “Little” means one. The basil is the one thing you need to cut. The total cook time is within 30 minutes. The sauce was thick, creamy and rich. The pasta was al dente. No matter how busy you are or how lazy you feel, this pasta dish will fit in your life perfectly!
Condo update: We got all the mold cleaned off. We passed the air test. Now, we are finally putting back the bathroom together. If everything goes as planned, we are hoping to move in by the end of this month. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
One Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta (Adapted from Kirbie’s Cravings)
– ½ pound lean ground turkey
– 10 ounce dried short shape pasta (uncooked)
– 1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
– 2½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
– ½ cup heavy cream
– dash of red pepper flakes
– fresh basil (thinly sliced)
– olive oil
– ground black pepper
– grated Parmesan (optional)
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, warm 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Add the turkey and cook until golden brown. Add pasta, tomatoes, chicken broth, heavy cream and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Turn the heat down to medium. Partially cover with a lid and cook for 10 – 12 minutes until the pasta is tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and cook uncover for another 4 – 6 minutes until the sauce is thicken and reduced. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving plates and top with fresh basil and grated Parmesan. Serve immediately.
- 10-ounce is more pasta than I would cook normally. But since the ratio between the liquid and pasta is essential, I suggest you follow the recipe. If there is leftover, save them for next day.
- Feel free to add your favorite herbs while cooking. I like adding a bit of oregano.