Some say that Valentine's Day is a corporate holiday devised to suck more money out of us consumers. To those people, I say "Bah humbug!"
Valentine's Day isn't about roses or chocolates or gifts or an expensive dinner. It's about setting aside time to make a day extra special for your special someone. It's also about pasta.
That's why we like to stay home for Valentine's Day – we make it all about us and I don't feel like that's selfish at all. We listen to the Michael Buble station on Pandora, sip wine, and cook something together.
This pasta reason number 2 why you should stay in for Valentine's Day. Reason 1 being that having a solo, romantic, at-home date is way more sexy than going out to a crowded restaurant for a less-than-superb meal. With the money you save, you can pick up a delicious bottle of Pinot Grigio to share. 🍷 Trust me, it'll pair perfect with the hint of spice in this pasta dish. It might even make dinner taste better.
From start to on-the-table, this recipe takes less than 30 minutes. And I'm serious about the "one-pot" title. Aside from a cutting board and knife, you'll only have to wash one pot – after the sauce comes together, the pasta cooks right there in it. Another perk of cooking noodles in the sauce?You get extra flavorful pasta. 👌👌👌
This pasta is the main course on our Valentine's Day date night menu – but it also works for any date night. Any night of the week. Any time of year. You're guaranteed to earn bonus points for scheduling surprise date nights, btw.
If you enjoyed this one pot pasta diavolo dish let us know in the comments!Print