hearing from friends and readers that they wish they could cook what I do. Truth
is…you can. Yes, I love to cook. It is my passion and stress reliever, but I completely
understand (and have those nights or weeks!) of not wanting to cook or not
having the time to cook. I do make more
complicated meals some nights, but everyone needs to have super easy meals that
they can make with very few ingredients and with very little effort. I’ll be
sharing some of my favorites over the next couple months.
been sharing my “theme night” meals (Breakfast for Dinner, Tex Mex Tuesday, etc.), to show how I keep organized and take the
stress out of my cooking. Easy meals like this Pasta with Mascarpone can help
change up your pasta night. This recipe is very easy and a new take on
mac-n-cheese if you are looking for something a little lighter.
elbow pasta (use GF pasta or even roasted cauliflower if making GF)
1 – 8
ounce tub of mascarpone cheese
Tablespoons of grated parmesan
1 to 2
cloves of garlic minced or 1 teaspoon of garlic paste
pepper flakes to taste, optional
sautéed or cooked vegetables, chicken or shrimp, optional
pasta according to directions on the box.
Reserve the pasta water. Pour the pasta into a serving bowl. Add the
mascarpone, parmesan, onion powder, salt, pepper and garlic. Add a ladle of pasta water, or more if needed
to help melt the cheese and create a sauce.
makes more than enough for a family of five as a main meal with some vegetables and leftover chicken. We usually have enough for all
five of us for lunch the next day too! You can also use it as a side dish.
friend of mine (who just launched an AMAZING blog: Momma to Go), tested this one for me. She is a busy mom with 2 young kids so
understands that dinner needs to be easy and needs to be good. This got a
thumbs up! Thanks Harmony for testing and for the picture!
your favorite super easy meal?
While I'm singing praises of another blogger, I will remind you that Tuesday, October 25th is the release of Nicole Hunn's Gluten-Free Small Bites, so you only have two days to get the pre-order goodies available here! I've already made good use of mine!
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