Monday, November 10, 2008

Mexican Veggie Pasta

John and I are in the FINAL steps of buying our house and that means I need to use up some of the food I have in this house so I don't have to pack it and carry it across town. Tonight's dinner was made with that philosophy. Tonight I made a veggie and pasta dish with salsa and cheddar cheese. Sounds strange to some (namely my mother who said "gross" when I told her what I was making... thanks mom haha!) but it was GREAT! This dinner was very healthy and light. I loved the flavor of the salsa, which I was very skeptical about on pasta. This recipe can be adapted for what you have in your house as far as veggies and pasta go. John and I both really enjoyed it and there was nothing left over... which tells you something!

1/2 box pasta (I used shells)
1/2 jar of salsa or more (to taste)
3/4 cup broccoli
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup red pepper
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1- Cook and drain the pasta. Set aside.
2- Steam the veggies until they are almost done.
3- In a large skillet, combine pasta, veggies, and salsa.
4- Sprinkle cheese on top and allow to sit until the cheese melts.

1 comment:

  1. This was a departure from the normal type of food Steph cooks. Very satisfying.