Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pantastic Pasta

This is a meal I came up with to use up odds and end of leftover vegetables. The type and the quantity of veggies change every time I make this, but I usually end up with 1/2 to 3/4 of a pound of veggies. Then I mix 1 to 1 1/2 oz of pasta per person. Don't cook the pasta as long as the box says because it will cook a little more in the frying pan.

Pantastic Pasta
1 to 1 1/2 oz dried pasta per person
2 to 3 oz chicken, shrimp or whatever protein you like
1/3 to 1/2 pound mixed veggies per person (I used broccoli, sun dried tomato, 1/2 yellow pepper, mushrooms, red onion and 1/4 red pepper)
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs Italian herbs

 Put a pot of water on the stove and bring to boil.

While waiting for the water to boil, chop the vegetables into bite size pieces. Put oil in a skillet and heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and thicker veggies (broccoli, peppers, red onion, etc If you were using smaller veggies like spinach, kale, etc. save until adding the pasta. Add shrimp with small vegetables.)

When the water boils add the pasta and cook until it is a couple minutes away from being done. When pasta is done drain and add to veggies. Now add any lighter vegetables as mentioned above and shrimp if using. Cook for another minute or 2. Serve and top with drizzle of olive oil, shredded parmesan cheese or chopped parsley.

7 comments:

  1. I love clean the frig recipes like this. You can be so creative with them. Have a good week.

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  2. What a healthy perfect Dish we love this style pasta great photos too!

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  3. This is my kind of dish! Clean the fridge pasta :D Great way to use up leftovers and to get all types of yummy veggies into dinner!

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  4. Leftover vegetable meals are some of my best. This one look great for a quick weeknight. :D

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  5. Sometimes great new recipes are born when throwing leftovers together!

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  6. That's so wise :-) I love this kind of veggie mixture in dishes like pasta.This sure is a quick meal

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  7. That looks delicious...

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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