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One pot pastas have quickly turned into one of my favorite, go to meals! They're beyond easy & they're very cost effective. There are tons of recipes out there for one pot pastas, but I'm going to tell you more about a basic recipe that you can use with what you have on hand.
I call this a dump meal! You can use any veggies you have on hand- it's perfect for the time where if you don't use them, you'll have to throw them away. What's also great is that many grocery stores will sell discounted veggies that they just need to move off the shelf. They're at a great price & are often already chopped up. Just double check that they look good & plan on using them sooner rather than later.
With this particular case, I purchased the veggies at the store that they wanted off the shelf. I spent only $3.5o on a bunch of veggies that made it into this meal & a veggie stir fry I made in the same night! So lets get started!
What you need:
-First things first! Chop up your veggies. I like to chop mine on the smaller side that way I know they're cooking all the way through.
-Next, put the pasta, your veggies (including the garlic & onion), the water & salt and pepper into the pot. Be sure to actually measure the water, that's very important!
-Turn on your stove to medium-high heat, uncovered. I mix occasionally.
-When the water starts to boil, turn the heat down to low, and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes.
You'll notice that the water will be absorbing into the pasta & the veggies and that is exactly what you want!
-When it's done simmering- just take a quick taste to make sure the pasta is cooked through.
-Then, add your cream, cheese & salt and pepper to taste. Mix so that it's all in
-I always then cover the pot for about 5 minutes- it gives the pasta some bonus time to absorb all the juices & flavor.
-Then serve & enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this "dump meal" & experiment with the different ingredients! Share with us your favorite combos!
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