15 mins cook series : 1 pan pasta

It’s okay to not have time to cook, it’s ok to feel lazy and feel like cooking is a hassle on a very busy day. Hence I create this series of 15 mins cook. It may or not may not exactly take 15 mins but if you can whip up something fuss free, without washing too many pans or pots, there’s not excuse to not try.

This dish is pretty simple and easy to make changes according to your own liking or whatever you have in your fridge.

It works with a few ratio to remember in mind.

For a 100g of dry pasta, you will need about 1 cup – 1 1/4 cups liquid. That includes tomato puree, stock or water.

Cooking time varies a little, depending on type of pasta, but generally takes about 10-12 minutes. Test the doneness of pasta when you think its right. Some pasta will take shorter or longer, so if you’re using linguine or spirals, adjust accordingly.

Stir to prevent pasta from sticking once the water has come to a boil.

Some other proteins you could use are prawns, chicken thigh or chicken breast, mushrooms, baby spinach or even firm tofu if you dig it. Add herbs and spices to jazz up the pasta.

1 Pan Pasta

Servings 2 people


  • 200 g spaghetti
  • 1/2 pc white onion
  • 2 pc chicken sausages
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh tomato / cherry tomato
  • 1 handful fresh sweet basil
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Slice onion, sausages and tomato. Mince garlic
  • Arrange everything in a pan (that could fit the length of the spaghetti)
  • Add in both liquid (tomato puree and water), set timer to 12 mins.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring making sure pasta doesnt stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • When pasta texture is to your liking, turn off heat and serve. Add cheese if you want.
I can’t wait to try with other proteins combination.
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