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Fasta Pasta Recipe!

| January 31, 2014 | 10 Comments
Pasta with fun toppings

Pasta with fun toppings

I find this time of year to be so busy, and hard to get inspired and get healthy meals on the table for the kids during the week.  The days are so short, and we always have somewhere to be, which doesn’t leave a lot of time for cooking up a storm.  One of the quick and easy meals I make is pasta.  The kids don’t love spaghetti sauce, so I started just piling whatever we had on hand on top of the spaghetti noodles.  That way I can make it a bit more exotic for my husband and I (olives and artichoke hearts anyone?) and more mainstream for the kids (cheese, chicken, tomatoes).  You can really put anything you want on top of the noodles and it works.  This recipe is our usual:

Fasta Pasta!

Ingredients

  • spaghetti noodles
  • grated parmesan and cheddar cheese
  • diced tomatoes
  • fresh basil, sliced thin
  • sliced chicken or turkey breast
  • artichoke hearts, sliced
  • green olives, sliced
  • olive oil
  • freshly ground salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the spaghetti noodles as per package directions.
  2. Drain and toss with a bit of olive oil to keep noodles from sticking.
  3. Sprinkle with meat and vegetables.
  4. Add a lot of cheese on top.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat! Author's website.

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  1. DebH says:

    Looks yummy and easy to make too!

  2. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Sounds easy and lots of choices of what to do with it. We usually use spaghetti sauce but I may try it this way next time. Thanks!

  3. Victoria Ess says:

    Looks delicious! It’s totally true that pasta is so versatile. I sometimes do what you did, without the pasta sauce, and just mix together some soy sauce and sesame oil.

  4. Rick F says:

    quick, easy & looks good.

  5. Rick F says:

    good recipe

  6. kathy downey says:

    wow looks easy to make and delish

  7. kathy downey says:

    This is a great salad you can add so many different ingredients

  8. kathy downey says:

    Finally got around to trying this,I really liked it thanks

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    a nice quick tasty recipe is always much appreciated, thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. kathy downey says:

    Had this at lunch today,delicious as always !

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