One Pot Pasta

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and was very intrigued! A ONE POT pasta dish – with ALL ingredients cooked AT THE SAME TIME and IN THE SAME POT?!?! I just HAD to try it out!

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Let me just say: EASIEST AND FASTEST recipe I think I’ve ever made. And tasted great too!

WHAT YOU NEED:
-12 0z linguine
-1 Onion, thinly sliced
-1 Cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
-2 Tablespoons olive oil
-4 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
-2 Sprigs of basil
-4 1/2 Cups of water
-Pinch of salt
-Pinch of pepper
-Parmesan cheese to top after cooked

Combine all ingredients except parmesan cheese in one large skillet or pot. Bring to a boil and keep at a boil for 9- 10 minutes, flipping/stirring the pasta every so often. It’s important to keep the pasta at a boil so all the water evaporates!!  At the end of 9-10 minutes the water should be pretty much evaporated. And TADAA! You’re done! Dig in and top with the parmesan cheese!

This is also an easy dish to add any kind of protein too, such as chicken, steak, pork chops…etc!

This is such a simple recipe with the added bonus of easy clean up! I hope you enjoy!! 🙂

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Veggie Pasta? Don’t Mind If I Do!

So, my pantry and fridge are looking pretty bare and I need to go grocery shopping. That’s on my to do list for tomorrow, which means I was stuck staring at a barely filled fridge and pantry. What did I find in the back? A box of Mueller’s “Hidden Veggie” Pasta. A full serving of veggies in every 4 oz serving of pasta is what the box says! Well, why not when I have nothing else to eat. I put the pasta on the stove to cook and tried to think of some sort of sauce I could put on top, seeing as I had no kind of pasta sauce in the house. WHAT?! you say? Yes! I told you my pantry was bare!

Well, I just decided to go for a lemon-y garlic something. I minced 2 cloves of garlic and added a hefty few squirts of lemon juice. Once the pasta was drained I added that and stirred. I added a little more lemon juice and some Italian bread crumbs and mixed again. Then finished with some pepper on top. Pretty good I would say! It is definitely a very lemon flavor, so If you don’t like that “lemon punch” you get with lemons, you probably won’t like this dish. Nonetheless, here is the recipe I just made up.

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WHAT YOU NEED:
-1 Box of pasta
-2 to 3 Cloves of garlic, minced
-1/4 Cup lemon juice (or adjust to your preference)
-1 to 2 Tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
-A dash of two of pepper

Cook pasta, drain. Combine minced garlic, lemon juice, and bread crumbs. Mix in pasta and top with pepper. 

Side Note: The “veggie pasta” didn’t taste any different than regular pasta. If you see it in your grocery store, give it a try! Can’t hurt to add some hidden veggies into your pasta meal! 😉

Hope you enjoy!