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This recipe reminded me a lot of my One Pot Macaroni and Cheese. Same idea – put all the ingredients in one pot, including the uncooked noodles, and cook it all together. It’s eliminates some dirty pots and pans and the need for a strainer and all the flavors get cooked right into the noodles, thickening the sauce as it simmers.
Disclaimer: this method is not for pasta purists. Cooking the noodles this way does give them a slightly different texture than cooking them the traditional way – in boiling, salted water until al dente. But, if you’re the type of person who enjoys a hearty, home-cooked meal made easier by combining a few steps, then this one is definitely for you. Personally, I could go either way. I fully appreciate spaghetti the traditional way, but I also enjoyed mixing it up a little bit with this recipe and trying something new. One thing I really enjoyed about this method is the way the sauce perfectly coats the noodles because the starch from the noodles is in the sauce, leaving a consistency that was neither too thick nor too thin.