Category Archives: Pasta

15 Minute Shrimp Pasta

Last nights dinner was roughly 15 minutes to throw together. I boiled linguine and in the meantime sautéed cherry tomatoes and threw in spinach and shrimp. It was simple, healthy and tasty. Cooper and I were out for a few hours as we had to evacuate the home while they put spider bombs in our crawl space. We met up with my mom as she is in town for a couple days. We met for coffee and a little shopping, every girls gloomy day fix.

We got home just in time to feed Cooper dinner and get him off to bed. This was a quick meal to make in the midst of getting little man situated.

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Ingredients:

  • Linguine
  • Shrimp
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh Spinach
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • garlic salt
  • oregano
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Boil Pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile sautée tomatoes and uncooked shrimp in sauce pan covered with lid; roughly 3-4 minutes on med-high heat. Add spinach once shrimp is almost fully cooked. Add this before it’s fully cooked to avoid over cooking the shrimp and giving it a rubber texture. Spinach only takes a couple minutes in heat and will continue to cook when added to the pasta, so don’t worry about fully cooking the spinach.

Drain pasta and toss with tomato mixture including the oil left in the pan. Add seasonings to taste and drizzle with milk. Top with fresh parsley to garnish.

 

Spaghetti Pie

 

Last night for dinner I choose to make Spaghetti Pie. This family favorite has been passed down from my mom. I remember growing up loving this dish. It’s the type of meal that taste even better the next day. My husband made chili this weekend and we had left overs as well, we both discussed how meals such as spaghetti and chili taste so scrumptious the following day. This prompted me to make spaghetti pie this week as the weather has changed it’s a great time for it.

I’s super easy to make and a great freezer meal as well.

Ingredients:

  • 6oz spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • oregano
  • garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350

Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and return to pot while adding butter and parmesan cheese. Mix well. In a small dish beat eggs and add to mixture.

Form spaghetti mixture into a well greased pie plate. Spread cottage cheese on top.

Meanwhile, cook meat and onion until browned. Stir in undrained tomatoes, paste, sugar, oregano, and garlic; heat through. Pour on top of noodles and bake for 20-25 minutes, add mozzarella cheese and bake until melted and light brown.

Serve with garlic bread and fresh salad.