Easy one-pot pasta dinner

I was on my own for dinner the other evening, and the concotion I came up was rather tasty, so I figured I would share it with you.

You will need:

  • 1 1/4 cups of pasta, whatever type your heart desires (I used BArilla’s gluten-free fusilli)
  • One steak, cooked and chopped (I cheated and used the pre-cooked steak from Sobey’s)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped button mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • A handful of chopped basil

Start things off by getting some water boiled for the pasta. While the water is heating up, chop up your steak, your onion, and your mushroom. Keep an eye on the pasta because mine over-flowed (sorry mom).

Once the pasta is cooked to your preference, remove it from the heat, strain (but keep a bit of the water), and place on a dish. With the same pot, add your steak, onion, mushroom, the bit of pasta water, the olive oil, the garlic powder and the salt and pepper. Because the steak is pre-cooked, you’re only doing this to heat the veggies through and make them tender. Once the veggies are a nice golden-brown, add the pasta back into the pot, and mix all of that heavenly deliciousness together. Put into a bowl or onto a plate, top with the fresh basil, and enjoy.

This dish can literally be altered to best suit your preferences, whether it be switching up the meat, the veggies, the spices or the herbs. Hell, you could even substitute rice for the pasta. Go to town, folks.

It’s easy, quick, delicious and relatively nutritious. This version makes one serving, but feel free to double or triple the amounts if you’re feeding a family.

If you do give this a go, let me know how it turns out for you!

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