In 2014, I’ve resolved to cook a bit more. Truth be told, while both Eric and I love to cook, he is definitely more of the cook in the family. With a baby on the way and life absolutely insanely busy all of the time, I’m trying really hard to contribute more to dinner-time cooking! I’m pretty darn good at meal planning, it’s just the cooking part that was lacking.
So, when my awesome blogging friend Michelle, from Decor & the Dog, posted a yummy picture of pasta ingredients all in one pan on Instagram, I was intrigued. What was this scrumptious looking dish?!? And was it as easy to make as it looked?!? After all, I love easy and yummy… it’s the best combination! After commenting, she directed me to Martha Stewart’s One Pan Pasta recipe. And lemme tell ya… I’m forever in her debt!
I quickly picked up the ingredients a few days later, did some chopping, threw everything in the pot, and voila… it’s like I was a professional chef or something! From start to finish, this flavorful dish took about 15 minutes to make- 6 minutes for prep and about 9 minutes to cook. I couldn’t believe it!
While the pasta was cooking, I seasoned up some chicken breast and threw it on our George Forman Grill (one of our favorite appliances). Between the pasta and four chicken breasts, I had a complete, healthy dinner for four whipped up in less than 20 minutes! I’d say that’s a huge success. Not to mention that we had leftovers the next day too!
If you’re looking for an easy, quick weeknight recipe that is full of flavor and a crowd-pleaser, this may be it. The full recipe with the ingredients and instructions can be found on Martha Stewart’s website, here.
I’m just warning you… you might thank me later!