Red wine pasta to cure any case of the Mondays

A simple one-pot dish that incorporates noodles, wine and cheese to help kiss Monday goodbye.

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Red wine pasta to cure any case of the Mondays

I'm not a Pinterester, but ever since my roommate sent me this recipe for "one-pot pasta," I've been reconsidering.

The food formula calls for Parmesan, your favorite red wine and a bag of those bunched-up fettuccine spirals, though any kind of noodles will do. Plus, you only need one stinkin' pot. It's the perfect entree to craft after a long day (like every Monday there ever was), or when you're not feeling too hot.

Feel free to throw in more basil or chunks of cooked Italian sausage, too.

One-Pot Red Wine Pasta
Serves 4-5; from A Beautiful Mess


16 ounces pasta
1 small white onion
2 garlic cloves
2 sprigs of fresh basil
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
2 cups red wine
3/4 cup water
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, to serve


Finely cut the onion and mince the garlic. Add all ingredients (except the Parmesan) to a large pot. Bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to a low boil and cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the noodles are cooked through, remove the bay leaf and basil sprigs before serving.

Top with a little more pepper and the cheese.

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