July 14, 2010

The Best 30-Minute Summer Pasta Recipes


Even though pasta is typically thought of as fatty, I still eat it all the time! Something about noodles and sauce drives me wild! My issue is that I don’t have a lot of time to cook up a gourmet pasta meal. I need quick hitters that don’t take me longer than 30 minutes to cook. Heavy pastas are out too. It’s summer, and I don’t want to be weighed down by food. I want the pastas to be light and full of vegetables. Check out Recipe4Living’s Best 30-Minute Summer Pastas after the jump.

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July 6, 2007

An Ode to Pasta and Meat Sauce

I came home from work last night ravenous for a well-balanced and filling meal. Lucky for me, some delicious pasta and meat sauce were awaiting my arrival. In my relief and satisfaction, I realized that this was exactly what I wanted.

To me, there is something comforting about pasta and meat sauce. Maybe it’s the fact that it has been a family staple for years, or maybe it’s the simplicity. Probably both, but the best part about it is how easy and inexpensive it is to cook such a delicious and substantial meal.

So, without further ado… my dinner:

To replicate the image seen here, all you need to do is saute some ground beef. Mix it with Barilla pasta sauce and pour it atop some mostaccioli. Or, you can make your own pasta sauce of course, but store-bought sauces work perfectly well for a quick dinner. Serve with a salad and you’re good to go.

-Hillary, wishing she was back in San Diego
Editor, Recipe4Living

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