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One-Pot Red Wine Pasta

I don’t know about you, but I love carbs! Pasta is one of my favorite ways to consume carbs, and it’s so flexible. It can be simple or complex, and you can make it into a side dish or a main course, which is what I’m going to do today. A big plate of pasta and a glass of wine is a nice, quick meal my husband and I love. This One-Pot Red Wine Pasta might even save me a step since the wine is in the pasta. Or not–I’m pretty sure I’ll still need a glass of wine with it, but a little extra wine flavor can’t hurt, right? Nope!

Favorite part about cooking with wine: drinking the remaining wine with dinner. Wine and I are best buds.

Recipe Author: Emma Chapman at A Beautiful Mess
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The Ingredients

While there aren’t a ton of ingredients in this recipe, I had to shop for most of them. The good news is nothing was hard to find or spendy.

Although I did find white onion, they were on the large side. I kind of made my own small white onion by using half of the large one pictured below.

And let’s talk wine. I usually keep boxed wine around because my husband isn’t a wine drinker, I don’t drink it that often, and I mostly use it for cooking. This recipe uses 2 cups of wine, and a 750 ml bottle (the standard size) is a little over 3 cups. That’s just enough for the pasta and a glass or two of wine to go with it. So buy a bottle and enjoy, knowing there won’t be any leftovers wasted.

One-Pot Red Wine Pasta Ingredients
Linguine, basil, red wine, white onion, vegetable stock, garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper

The Process

I keep finding easy recipes, and this one is no exception. How easy was it? Well, it only required a little bit of chopping and some measuring. I had it prepped and on the stove cooking in just a few minutes. Here’s how I spent my time:

  • 7 minutes to prep
  • 8 minutes to bring to a boil (my vegetable stock had been in the refrigerator)
  • 8 minutes to cook
  • 22 minutes total

I’m sure I would have shaved off a few minutes if the vegetable stock had been at room temperature when I started. I had opened the carton the day before, and it had been stored in the refrigerator overnight.

I will confess that I didn’t think this one was going to work after I added the wine, vegetable stock, and water to the pot. The liquids submerged the other ingredients, and I had doubts as to whether the pasta could absorb it all. But 8 minutes later I had al dente linguine in a creamy purplish sauce. That’s right, pasta with no draining required. Love it!

I served my One-Pot Red Wine Pasta with shredded parmesan cheese and a little chopped basil. I don’t think I cut the onion up finely enough, but otherwise what I ended up with was very close to the photos with the recipe.

All the ingredients have been added to the pot, and it's ready to cook
All the ingredients have been added to the pot, and it’s ready to cook

So how was it?

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This One-Pot Red Wine Pasta is everything a quick and easy pasta dish should be. The creamy sauce was full of classic flavors like red wine, basil, onion, and garlic. And it only requires a few ingredients and is ready in just over 20 minutes. How easy is it? It required minimal chopping, and then you just the ingredient into a pot to cook. Yeah. I'm sure this recipe will become a regular weeknight meal for us.
I'm Candice, and I'm The Hungry Pinner. I created this blog to share my love for cooking and my experiences with the MANY recipes I've found on Pinterest over the years. Join me as I blog my way through those recipes to find out if they are worth trying yourself.


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