Quick Cook One Pan Pasta
No need to use a huge pot of boiling water to cook pasta. Here's a great video tip from cooking scientist Harold McGee on how to cook pasta in a deep frying pan. Use less water to cook the pasta. Any broth can be substituted for the water to add a depth of flavor.
One Pan Pasta Aglio E Oglio
After cooking pasta in deep fry pan, reserve some of the liquid – set aside.
Pour some olive oil into the same pan—add garlic; sauté until fragrant. Add some crushed red pepper (to taste) and salt. Return pasta to pan; Heat toss and serve. If too dry, add a bit of the reserved liquid.
Optional: Toss in some roasted red peppers or roasted tomatoes