Pantry Pasta

This is one of my favorite recipes. Mostly because it’s not consistent. You can add or take out anything you do or do not want/have. I always have random ingredients in my freezer, fridge, and pantry that seem to linger. I’ll throw it all together and make a delicious pasta! Here’s mine tonight:

  • 1 box of Rotini pasta
  • 2 jars of meat flavored pasta sauce (I used Bertolli)
  • 1 package of frozen meatballs
  • 1 large chicken breast, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 sprig of fresh basil, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  1. In a large pot, boil the water for your pasta. Cook according to the box’s directions.
  2. In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil. Season your chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste. Add to the skillet and cook on medium heat, covered. Turn chicken pieces after approximately 2 minutes.
  3. Once chicken is half cooked, approximately 3-4 minutes, add in your frozen meatballs. They should already be cooked, so they just need to be heated through. Cover and let simmer.
  4. Meanwhile, take all of your diced veggies, and 2 tbsp of olive oil in a separate skillet. Cook on medium heat until veggies are soft.
  5. Once meatballs are heated through, add your meats to your veggie skillet.
  6. Drain your pasta, shock it with cold water, and add it back into the pot.
  7. Add your meats and veggies, and garlic powder to the pot, along with your 2 jars of pasta sauce. Turn the heat to low and stir well until the sauce heats through.



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