If your days are busy and your meals are lacking some excitement, fall in love with this delicious one-pot pasta dinner. The ingredients are simple and inexpensive. A perfect meal awaits you in under 20 minutes. Bon appétit!
2 qts water
8-10 oz bucatini pasta
1 TBL lemon juice
1/3 c heavy cream
handful basil, fresh & chopped
handful grape tomatoes, diced
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 c pasta water
1/4 c pecorino cheese, shredded
red pepper flakes, crushed
egg yolks, optional
Over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Add a few cranks of salt and a couple drizzles of olive oil. Throw in your bucatini pasta and gentle push down until fully submerged in water. Lower heat to medium and let the pasta cook for 8-10 minutes, just until it’s soft but not mushy.
Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water. Drain pasta.
Add lemon and cream.
Add in half of your basil, all the tomatoes, lemon zest, pasta water, pecorino, and s+p. Mix well & place on low heat for 2 minutes.
Serve immediately, sprinkling with red pepper flakes, extra basil, and an egg yolk if desired… which is highly recommended!