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One Pot Pasta: Tomato, Basil and Burrata Spaghetti

Posted July 29, 2015 by Stephanie
one pot tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

one pot tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

one pot tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

one pot tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

one pot tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

This is a quickie! Quick and easy recipes that I don’t have much to say about, aside from the fact that they taste awesome and you should give them a go!

It’s the simple dishes, especially in hot weather, that really call to me. Super sweet summer tomatoes, fresh fragrant basil, and spaghetti are cooked in one pot for an easy 20 minute dinner. One pot pastas aren’t anything new, but it took me a while to jump on the bandwagon. Now that I’m there though I’m not getting off – they’re the perfect dish to make when those gorgeous sun-drenched evenings are calling you outside and you don’t want to be standing at the stove too long. I added some hand-torn chunks of burrata on top as a extra treat. The creaminess of my all-time-favorite cheese with the classic combination of tomato and basil was just too alluring to resist!

pictured: braiser // cocotte // plate

One Pan Pasta: Tomato, Basil and Burrata Spaghetti slightly adapted from Martha Stewart
serves 4-6
prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
total time: 20 minutes

  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 4 small tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups water, plus 1/2 cup if needed
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • fresh burrata, to finish
  • fresh basil, to finish

Combine the pasta, tomatoes, garlic, red pepper flakes, oil and water in a large heavy bottomed pan or pot (large enough to fit the pasta in without breaking).

Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring and flipping pasta with tongs until pasta is al dente and cooked through and water as nearly evaporated, about 8-9 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Enjoy hot with fresh burrata, basil, and a tiny drizzle of olive oil, if desired.

*If your pasta is too dry without it cooking all the way through, add in the extra 1/2 cup of water during the cooking time.

one pot tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com
one pot tomato basil burrata pasta recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com


  1. Sylvie says:

    Oh! I am totally cooking this very soon! I have loads of cherry tomatoes in my garden, plenty of basil as well… and I haven’t tried one-pot pasta yet! Thanks!

  2. LOVE how easy and tasty this looks! Trying it for dinner tonight :-)

  3. Really well done (like deliciously done not overcooked to death well done) pasta + tomato sauce + some cheese can be the BEST dish. Every time I’ve been to Scarpetta I always give myself a mental pep talk that I will NOT order the $24 dollar spaghetti pomodoro and EVERY TIME. Urghhh. But so good though.

    Love the addition of burrata here instead of parmesan !!

  4. This looks so easy! I’ve always wanted to try a one pot pasta and I think this will be the one. :)

  5. really good summer tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella/burata is one of the best combos ever. when i’m too lazy to even boil pasta, i’ll toast a hunk of bread, or even ignore the carbs and go for a caprese salad.

  6. Jerrica says:

    Where do you buy burrata? I have been to a few different grocery stores, and I never seem to find it (I live in Ontario). Do you go to a specialty store? I want to know, because this looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      they have it at whole foods, do you guys have one? and italian places tend to have it too! i hope you can source it out because it is dreamy :)

    2. Carrie says:

      Trader Joes

    3. Kristie says:

      I’m finding it at Walmart near the deli

  7. Leo Sigh says:

    Definitely going to try this as it’s so simple and meat free so, as a vegan, it’s a great choice.

    Like you too, when it’s hot weather (and it’s always hot here in Bangkok :), I go for hot food. And this sounds great. Looks pretty too. Thanks.

  8. This looks super delicious and easy! I like how it’s fast, so I can make it for lunch on the morning of. I’ll definitely be trying!

  9. Mary says:

    Yum!!!!! Will have to try this and make it with vegan substitute for cheese. Can’t wait!! check out my blog if you ever get a chance :)

  10. Marie says:

    Yum, this looks delicious!! Easy too!

  11. Yana says:

    Where is the cream colored bowl in the main photo from? i’m looking all over for a simple shallow pasta bowl. Thanks! pasta looks fantastic!

  12. Kathryn says:

    Burrata = the best thing ever! Your photos are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a simple and inspiring dish.

  13. Marissa says:

    I’ve been intrigued by one-pot-pasta, but haven’t gotten around to seeing it. But then you go and add burrata. I’m going to try this toot sweet!

  14. Louis says:

    What kind of pan is that? Looks like the perfect width to pull this off.

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      it’s this braiser

  15. I’ve never tried a one pot pasta before. This looks delicious and it’s so easy to make.

  16. Beau Ciolino says:

    Love this! Definitely a fan of one pot meals.

  17. Louis says:

    Thanks! (Actually see now that it was at the end of the post [doh!].) ;-)

    Weird how different colors have different dimensions.

  18. Goldie James says:

    Your Pictures are seriously amazing..I gotta get off your blog, I’m gonna gain 20 pounds!

  19. Bec says:

    This is my love language kinda food!!!

  20. Greg says:

    This is FANTASTIC Steph! Never has a recipe had so much flavor with so little effort. Will be making this often.

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      thanks greg! glad you got a chance to try it! :)

  21. Roshni says:

    I stumbled upon this blog about an hour ago and have not left it! Every recipe looks amazing and I will definitely leave more comment as I make some of them. I came across another post of yours where you use a zoodles ( a soup). Do you think we could sub zoodles in for the pasta in some of your other pasta recipes, particularly this one?

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      hi roshni! you can definitely sub zoodles, but you won’t need to use all that water to cook them zoodles cook almost instantly when you sauté them, so just sauté quickly with some tomatoes and garlic and top with the cheese and basil. hope that helps!

  22. Diane says:

    I made this and was surprised that it was quite good. I would make this again. It took a little longer than usual for the pasta to cook but worth the wait. Thanks for a new way to think about pasta.

  23. Maria Fujisawa says:

    What’s a buratta?

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      it’s a soft mozzarella-type cheese!

  24. Kerri says:

    Trader Joe’s sells burrata!!

  25. Jen says:

    Fantastic quick meal, Steph! I am now a huge fan of one pot pasta dishes! This recipe proves that simple, few ingredient meals still exist! Flavor is terrific. The burrata is the ingredient that takes this dish to the next level.

  26. Mastura Pilus says:

    Hi Steph! I stumbled upon your blog yesterday while looking for recipes using burrata. Today I tried this recipe and just love the simplicity of it. My 6yo even asked me to cook it again next Monday – it was that good! Thank you all the way from Malaysia, for doing what you do! Xoxo

    1. Stephanie says:

      this makes me so happy! :D thanks for taking the time to comment and happy eating!

  27. megan gaver says:

    Needs some flavor and seasoning.

  28. Amanda says:

    I haven’t liked one-pot pasta recipes in the past, so I was skeptical about trying this recipe. However I’m so glad I made it because it turned out AMAZING. I added a couple extra cloves of garlic but that was the only change I made. All of my friends commented what a creamy texture the pasta had. Not only was it delicious but it was also so easy and fast to make.

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi amanda,
      so happy that you and your friends loved it :)

  29. Tina says:

    We have made this 3 times and it never disappoints. I use Barilla Protein Spaghetti and it is absolutely perfect and has protein.

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