When a former cook from the Williams-Sonoma test kitchen offers us a recipe exclusive, we automatically say yes. And when that recipe happens to be a super simple one pot summer pasta dish that anyone can make… we’re extra happy people. “I love this pasta dish because I am always shocked at how simple and tasty it is,” says professional cook Amanda Frederickson. “Inspired by a Martha Stewart recipe, all of the ingredients are cooked together and dinner comes together in less than 15 minutes. It’s light but still hearty and is filled with all the flavors we love in summer.” Read on to discover Amanda’s favorite one pot summer pasta recipe below:

One Pot Summertime Pasta

Serves 4 - 6

One Pot Summertime Pasta

By Camille Styles


1 lb. dried pasta

2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half if they are large

1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, roughly chopped

1 jalapeno chili, thinly sliced

2 Tbs. basil, plus more for garnish

2 Tbs. olive oil

1 cup fresh corn kernels

1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Flaky sea salt


In a large pot place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, pepper and basil. Pour in 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 9 minutes or until the pasta is cooked and the water has mostly evaporated.

Top with olive oil and fold in corn, cheese and a big pinch of sea salt.

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Comments (6)
  1. 1
    Joanna August 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I’m so guilty of making one pot pasta often. It’s good but so easy. Great recipe!

    • Tanya August 23, 2017 at 11:02 pm

      Agree with you Joanna the less dishes the better! Especially pots!

  2. 2
    Lynn Scott August 23, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Made this tonight it was good! It needs fresh pepper and outdoor use a bit more basil In my opinion but overall a hit

  3. 3
    Megan Elliott (@LushtoBlush) August 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Yummm! This sounds so good! Perfect use for summer veggies.

  4. 4
    Lori in Toronto September 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Made this tonight, and it was delicious, and so easy! Added some broccoli and cooked chicken as well. The sun-dried tomatoes impart a lot of flavour, and the clean-up was so simple. Will make again, for sure. Thanks!

    • Camille Styles September 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Yum, so glad to hear it! The simple clean-up is one of the things that makes this one a REAL winner, for sure!