Miracle Pasta


Miracle Pasta

Miracle Pasta
20 Min

What makes this dish such a miracle? The fact that it couldn't be any easier to make, that's what! If you can boil water, then you can make Miracle Pasta, and that's no exaggeration! All you need is 20 minutes, and you've got a delicious dinner ready to go!

What You'll Need

  • 12 ounces linguine pasta, uncooked, broken in half
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot, place linguine, tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Pour in chicken broth and sprinkle with oregano, crushed red pepper, and salt. Drizzle top with oil and cover.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes, or until liquid is almost gone. Stir in basil and serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

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will try this tonight, with adjustment for what I have in the pantry. lately I have been adding prepared minced garlic to my cooking water. Hubby who hates garlic loves it. Will re-post results.

very good. too much broth. Had to drain

Since linguine comes in 16 oz. boxes, I'm disappointed on behalf of viewers like myself who don't have a kitchen scale.

Rick Logsdon

Next time, I think I will use spaghetti of some type!

Pasta, just like using rice, is such a versatile ingredient to add to a dish, while becoming very comforting and filling. You can use pretty much any meat or poultry that you like, as well as veggies that you happen to have on hand, and make something wonderful. Be creative and use your favorites as well as your favorite spices! Don't be afraid - you might just come up with your favorite combination!

Very tasty. I had way too much broth though. Next time I will cut back to 2 cups and one tlb of olive oil. We were pleasantly surprised. Perfect seasoning and quick and easy.

Looks scrumptious.... depending on what 'meat' you use should determine the broth you use. Adding veggies sounds great too. Better than Bullion has a fish base one. Will definitely make this pasta!!!! A meatless meal is sometimes good for you anyway.

There are a lot of nice suggestions in the comments about variations to the recipe. I like the idea of adding the pasta after adding the broth and bringing it to a boil, which is the usual way of cooking pasta. One thought I had was to use beef broth and add in some thinly sliced steak with the onion and garlic. This would make a really quick and nice dinner and it's something to keep in mind as we head into the busy days leading into the holidays.

This sounds really good and all the reviews are good on this recipe. I will give it a try but was thinking of adding canned clams to it..Just thinking about it is making my mouth water Yum Yum...

Maybe some shrimp? It dies sound good.

I make this at least once a week. I share onion garlic in good extra virgin olive oil (prefer California so it's fresh). Add diced tomatoes and 1 quart box of chicken broth along with seasonings. Bring to a boil while I break 1 pound of spaghetti. Add to the pot keep poking it down till it is covered. When pasta is done it looks too wet....DON'T drain, just add lots of fresh basil then wait just minutes. Prepare to indulge/over indulge on your masterpiece. Not your mama's spaghetti. This is not like sauce that has simmered all day. But neither is cake like pie. There is room in our life for both. Enjoy.

I absolutely love your review.

Great taste and easy. Seemed to be a little too much liquid so next time I'll use the entire box of pasta.

I've made this several times (with vegetable broth), but the pasta always came out a little mushy. Last time, I put the pasta in after bringing everything else to a boil and it came out perfect.

really good the only thing I found was it took longer to cook but not a big problem I used beef broth instead of chicken

I sauteed the onion and garlic in olive oil. Used home made chicken broth and added some broccoli florets, a handful of cooked pinto beans and a handful of sliced zuchinni and sliced cherry tomatoes. Easy and delicious as all Mr. Food recipies are. Thanks!!

This is so easy to make and tastes GREAT! Thanks

We love this recipe! I've made it 3 times and I finally got it right! Very easy to prepare!

We loved it! I sauteed the onion and garlic in the olive oil first. Used Veg broth, and the whole lb of linguine. Good Lenten meal, and good for anytime. Thanks.

We liked this very much even my husband who is very picky. We used vegetable broth instead of chicken and angle hair instead of linguine

I tried this for the first time this evening. What a winner! Delicious! Good as a stand alone dish or a side dish. My husband loved it too. I will be making this again. Thanks, Mr. Food.

If you don't like it hot use it as a salad

Great recipe. If you must watch your salt intake use original Mrs. Dash in it's place. My family loved this especially as I used my own veggie juice I had saved.

Do you have to use chicken broth?

Hi there! You can substitute water for the chicken brother, but the flavor won't be as delicious. You could try adding more spices if you're using water instead. Enjoy!

acrisafu-use what ever amount of pasta is available.

Do you know what brand makes 12oz of pasta? I've had trouble finding this.

Hi there! We used Ronzoni brand in this instance. However, if you can't find a 12-ounce box then you can just use less of a 16-ounce box. Enjoy!

I will make this upon my next trip to the Store but I must say, I'm on dialysis so I have to watch my sodium content, but will try this. It is nice to see something that doesn't have or need meat & can add what you can have. Will be back to rate it soon. Thanks

idbldaru You can use 'reduced sodium' Diced Tomatoes, and also 'reduced sodium' Chicken Broth. They're (both) always available at the supermarket. Good luck with this recipe, and the best of health to you.

This was surprisely easy and absolutely DELICIOUS !!!! Shared recipe with some of my neighbors.

Very good and very easy to make

Thank you. It's really sooo good. Must send your site to my daughter. How can I do that? Your site gets better and better. Keep it up. When in doubt, go to Mr. Food. VMP

My husband made this for dinner last night. Wonderful aroma when I walked in the door after work. He added cooked shrimp to the dish. Wonderful. Next time will add some cooked sliced Italian sausage.

Where can I get the nutritional information?

There are many nutritional information sites (such as Calorie Count :: Foods & Recipes - GourmetSleuth.com The Gourmet Food and Cooking Resource - The Calorie Counter) in order to check on the calories of the posted recipes as well as the meals you prepare without using a formal recipe. These are only 3 of the many such sites available on line.

Worried about calories and/or fat?? go to the diabetic recipes in green banner at top of page

Looks yummy! I love pasta. Could I use minced garlic instead of fresh garlic? Thanks!


l I cant wait to try this recipe.Know it will be delicious.

I've made this often with added ground beef or ground chicken. But it's also great without the meat! Will be a wonderful meal during Lent.

I have made this except I used vegetable broth but, either or it is very good!!

No garlic in this household, and added mushrooms to it, wonderful !

It looks good I can't wait to try it

This could be made with packaged, cooked " regular " noodles rather than the Ramen noodles.......

There's no mention of ramen noodles anywhere here.

This recipe is a great "Go To" on meatless days. Add chick peas to get your protein in and you're good to go.


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