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Pantry Pasta

Pantry pasta is what you make when you didn't think about dinner, your kids are screaming, they have already watched all of the Octonauts you have on demand, and your husband will be home in 10 minutes.

Pantry pasta is also good when you look into your pantry and thought for a second you were looking into the closet of a house on hoarders.  It helps clean out your pantry of almost expired goods... 

Pantry pasta is different every time you make it.  If you have sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts - try them!  Garbanzo beans and chicken stock... go for it!  The possibilities are endless and I change the recipe every time I make it.

Pantry pasta can utilize ingredients you didn't even know you had in your pantry, refrigerator,  or freezer.

WARNING - if you keep cleaning products in your pantry please use caution when adding pantry ingredients willy nilly into your pasta.

Now... honestly... typically I keep a pretty well stocked pantry.  Pasta, beans, various jarred Italian items, flour, spices etc.  I wouldn't make a recipe post for every "Pantry Pasta" I made... but this one was particularly delicious and of note... perhaps it needs a new name!

Pantry Pasta
When possible we use organic, fair trade, and/or local ingredients.
1 can of artichoke hearts (chopped)
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
1 cup of white wine
2 cups of frozen spinach
1 tsp of basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp red pepper flake (more if you don't have a 3 year old who complains when his "mouth is spicy") 
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder

1 pound of pasta

2 cups of shredded cheese (we had soft pecorino – smells like feet – tastes delicious)
Bring water to a boil for pasta.

In a saucepan combine: artichokes, diced tomatoes, and wine.  Bring to a boil and let simmer for a few minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients.

Cook pasta.

When pasta is almost done, drain and let finish cooking in sauce.

Put in individual crocks, top with shredded cheese, put under the broiler for a minute.

Serve.


That's it! Enjoy!

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10 comments:

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Love this concept! We have pantry pasta quite often at our house! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

Carrie said...

Ha! Isn't that the truth! This looks great. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

Taylor-Made Ranch said...

I try to cook from the pantry and freezer whenever possible. It's key to preplan so you can pull that already-cooked serving of meatloaf out of the freezer the night before and not be tempted to just ditch home-cooked meal plans and go out to eat, but sometimes life gets in the way and you're stuck with "what's for dinner" at 5:00. Love your pantry pasta idea! Thanks for sharing. (visiting from Clever Chicks Blog Hop)

~Taylor-Made Ranch~
Wolfe City, Texas
www.taylormaderanch.com/blog

KT @ OneOrganicMama said...

Thanks - we have it quite a bit too!

KT @ OneOrganicMama said...

Thanks! Thanks for hosting :)

KT @ OneOrganicMama said...

Thanks for visiting! I am heading over to check out your blog :)

Rustown Mom said...

looks great! It reminds me of my mother's Friday Soup - same principle! everything from the fridge and some broth, made into soup with the addition of pasta (: I'm going to remember this!

KT @ OneOrganicMama said...

Awesome! I think all mothers have something like this... a one pot... throw it all in... I'm too busy to think meal :) It's an important trick!!!

Lisa Lynn said...

:) Well, if you clean with vinegar and baking soda it won't be so dangerous! Thanks for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow at:
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-8.html

KT @ OneOrganicMama said...

Haha agreed!! It might not taste great though :)

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