Happy Sunday! And it's actually a happy one for once because I have tomorrow off!
The joys of working for the government folks.
Today I thought I would share one of my "expirimental" recipes based loosely on all the One-Pot Pasta Dishes we've been seeing floating around the Pinteresphere.
I was going off this one from Damn Delicious for a general idea of how to get 'er done.
I adapted quite a bit from there though. Like swapping sausage for meatballs, and loading it with extra veggies like zucchini, spinach and even veggie rich noodles!
The beauty of this dish? Beyond the colors I mean? One pot clean up. Easy peasy.
- One 12 oz box Barilla Veggie penne pasta (I used the tomatoes & carrot variety)
- Half bag frozen Foster Farms (or other brand) home-style turkey meatballs
- One zucchini, chopped into bite size pieces
- One medium onion, sliced thin
- One can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
- One cup fresh spinach, loosely chopped
- Two cans low sodium chicken broth + 1 can amount of water
- Two TBS Italian seasoning
- One cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Optional additional shredded cheese for topping
Add all ingredients except cheeses to a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Bring to boil. Then reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until noodles are tender, veggies are cooked and meatballs are heated through.
If necessary, drain excess liquid, but leave a little reserved in pot. Add Parmesan cheese and stir to create sauce. Dish into bowls and serve immediately. Top with shredded cheese if desired.
Have you tried one-pot pasta? If you try this let me know what you think!
I got a thumbs up from the boyfriend. I never let him know it's secretly healthy...