Do you ever have one of those nights where you are craving a good plate of pasta?
And lately it seems like it happens at least once a week.
I sadly do not always keep pasta sauce on hand.
So when the craving hits, I have to get creative.
And try to find whatever I can in our fridge.
And in our pantry.
To make my pasta dish.
And bread of course.
One Pot Pasta
- 1/2 box any type of pasta
- 2+ tablespoons olive oil
- handful red pepper flakes
- 1 cup steamed broccoli
- 1/2 red, yellow or white onion sliced
- 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 chicken breast, sliced
- In large pot, bring water to a rolling boil and cook pasta until done al dente.
- While pasta is cooking, grill chicken breast in sauce pan.
- Once chicken is done cooking, heat olive oil in large pot.
- Add red pepper flakes to olive oil and heat for a couple of minutes.
- Add steamed broccoli, onion slices, tomatoes and sliced chicken breasts in pan.
- Toss cooked pasta with vegetables and chicken. Add more olive oil if too dry. ( I was really wishing I had some white wine to add at this time, but the olive oil did just fine).
- Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
- 2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup warm milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1 envelope of yeast
- 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup jalapeno slices
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix your flour and salt together
- In smaller bowl, add yeast, honey and warm milk. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes to allow the yeast to proof.
- Once yeast is done proofing, add oil and then add it to dry ingredients. Mix until well incorporated.
- Knead dough for about 5-7 minutes
- Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with damp paper towel. Let dough rise for 20 minutes.
- Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until 1/2 thick. Place dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet. On one side of the dough spread with pesto sauce. On the opposite side, sprinkle dough with cheddar cheese and jalapenos.
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes, until a light golden brown.
This is such an easy, and effortless pasta dish. The thing I absolutely love about it, is that you can get super creative and add anything you have on hand to make it your own. It is a good way to get rid of leftover vegetables and odds and ends of pasta lingering around your pantry.