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It’s pasta time with redheadcandecorate.com.
Everyone loves pasta,right?
Well, we are no exception.
I bet my girls would eat pasta every single night and still want more.
I like it because it’s easy.
So what’s “Pasta Poosta” Red?
Pasta Poosta is easy, good for you, fast, and tastes like heaven.
My hubby flips over it. It’s so funny because it’s so darn easy and I usually have the ingredients on hand.
So here we go…are you ready Debbie? I know you don’t like to cook a lot, so this is perfect for you guys.
½ lb. of spaghetti
1 lb. boneless breast frozen chicken chunks (I get mine in a bag)-left over chicken is fine.
½ cup leftover or jarred tomato sauce (I have used V8 juice before)
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup reserved pasta water
2 cups or big handful fresh cleaned raw spinach
2 roma tomatoes-chopped with skin on
5 garlic cloves peeled & chopped fine
S & P
parmesan cheese & fresh basil to garnish with
(fresh sliced mushrooms are always optional)
Pull out your chicken chunks from the freezer (or full breasts) and boil them in salted water until completely cooked through. Drain and set aside. While chicken is cooking, get out a large skillet. This may surprise you, but I prefer to boil my pasta in a large skillet rather than a pot. It works great for this dish too. Boil your pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain all of the water except approx. ½ cup. That water is liquid gold. Keep pasta and reserved pasta water in skillet. Now add tomato sauce, chicken broth, 2-3 swirls of olive oil, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, cooked chicken (cut it up into chunks if not already). Fold everything together over medium heat until everything is heated to piping hot. Add S & P to taste and test it to make sure it has enough. Place in pasta bowls and garnish with a big basil leaf, or sprinkle dried basil on it. Don’t forget to serve with parmesan, and crusty bread. OO LA LA! Come to me Pasta Poosta!
I really hope you try this, maybe even today?
I’ll be back next month with something yummy, I promise.
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See you next time~ Julie
mmm… my mouth is completely watering now Julie.
Go on over and say Hi to Red!
Yum Debbie. Looks so good I might have to try this. I am a big fan of anything with pasta!!
This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!
It really is Katie 🙂
Sounds great and so light! I don’t like really heavy pasta dishes, so this sounds right up my alley! Going to make is asap! Thanks for sharing Julie and Debbie! Hugs, Leena
Hi Leena! You are right, it is very light! And you can skip the olive oil if desired too.