07/10/2013 08:46 am ET

One-Pan Pasta: Martha's Wonder-Dish Blows Our Minds (VIDEO)

Bon Appetémpt

Sometimes you come across a recipe that changes everything. What we are about to share with you today flies in the face of every single thing we know to be true about preparing pasta. For starters, you cook it in a wide, shallow pan, not a tall pot full of boiling water. Second, you start the pasta in cold water. Third, you cook everything in the same pan. Pasta, onions, tomatoes, herbs, spices -- the whole enchilada in one pan. The whole time. We are still in a state of disbelief.

We'd seen this one-pan pasta recipe getting passed around (it originated, surprisingly, with Martha Stewart), but we sort of had to see it in action to believe it. How can the pasta cook correctly, how can the sauce come together? We had a lot of questions. Luckily, Amelia Morris over at Bon Appetémpt put the process on video. And it looks like it works, so let's all go celebrate by making this pasta ASAP. (Pasta stuff starts at the 3:45 mark if you want to skip the clafoutis, but you'll also miss a lot of Dame Judi Dench jokes, fair warning.)

How. Can that. Work? It is still kind of blowing our minds. Why have we ever cooked pasta any other way? You can get the one-pan pasta recipe from Bon Appetémpt, or go straight to the source and get it from Martha Stewart. Either way, definitely let us know if you try it!

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