Our family eats quite a bit of pasta (we're really not the "meat and potatoes" kind of people). One thing I hate about making pasta dishes is all the dirty dishes it creates! Since I need gluten-free noodles, but Kevin and Em prefer non-gluten-free, I usually end up boiling 2 separate pots of noodles. And on top of that, I usually end up cooking the veggies in another pan on the stove. So that makes for a total of 3 pots!
I decided to hop on the "one-pot pasta dish" trend and give it a try. Granted, if I'm preparing the meal in one pot, Kevin and Em have to put up with gluten-free noodles, but I'm the cook so I get to call the shots!
My first attempt was a Turkey Tettrazini meal. I'm giving this dish a mediocre review. It was tasty and convenient, but I think I need to play around with it a little more. Also, I used my cast iron pot and had problems with the noodles sticking to the bottom. I think I didn't use enough liquid.
Since this wasn't a home run, I'm not going to share the recipe. (Plus, I don't really remember the recipe....but check out Pinterest for tons of recipes!)
I still like the idea of the One Pot Pasta Dish though!
Here are the basic steps:
- Saute veggies in butter/oil
- Add liquid (water or borth) the amount seems like too much, but trust me, it's better not to skimp on this step!
- Add uncooked pasta
- Add cooked meat(if desired) I used leftover shredded turkey
- I added spinach at the end as well
- Finish of with seasonings and cheese and stir together!
How's that for some poor instructions?? I blame pregnancy brain! I would suggest that you find an actual recipe off of Pinterest if you are trying a One Pot Pasta Dish for the first time.
Maybe after a little more practice I will have a better recipe to share with you!