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Week 2: One Pot Pasta with Tomato Sauce

This creamy homemade one pot tomato pasta is perfect for the spring. It's also so much more flavorful than store-bought sauce!

This recipe has been repeating in my family's kitchen for the past few months. The rich tomato flavor can be perfectly paired with really any kind of pasta you want to include.

If you want, you can even cook the pasta in the sauce. Or just cook the pasta separately. Both options works.

This sauce can also be used as a pizza base. Anything goes with this recipe. It's very adjustable.




  • 18 oz dried pasta

  • 3 ½ cups boiling water

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium red onion

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 5 oz tomato paste

  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 ½ tablespoons mascarpone


  1. In a pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the onions over medium heat. Add garlic and the Italian seasonings. Cook for a few minutes on low heat.

  2. Now add the tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, and balsamic vinegar. Let it cook for a few minutes until it starts bubbling.

  3. Now add the pasta with the water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer for 12 minutes.

  4. Stir in the mascarpone and butter once the sauce thickens up.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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