Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Skillet Pasta!

Another (very bad) photo of skillet spaghetti.  Man, I love this stuff.  Easy to make, the ability to use up all sorts of meats and veggies, one pot dish.  Amenable to meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike.  Okay, so the Paleo folks are out of luck.

I forgot to take the pretty picture of my plate (with broccoli!) before I dug in.  My family loves it too.  It is so tasty.

In case you forgot, you can find it in my favorites tab.  But basically:
1.  Saute veggies (in my case, it was onion and chopped fava leaves)
2.  Add 3 cups sauce (in this case, home-canned marinara - yum) and 3 cups water. 
3.  Add 12 oz pasta and other spices if you'd like (extra basil, rosemary, oregano, garlic...be creative)
4.  Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 20 to 25 min, stirring occasionally to keep stuff from sticking.
5.  Add other items as desired.  Today I added sun-dried tomatoes and olives, but waited until only about 10 min left so as not to get them totally mushy.
6.  Top with cheese!  Or avocado.  Or nooch.  Or nuts.  Or nothing.


Biz said...

I had to laugh that the Paleo people are out of luck!

That's why I couldn't stay on Paleo - I love bread and pasta too much!

Joanne said...

This is exactly why I need to can some marinara this summer! So I'll always have some on hand to throw this together on a random weekenight.