One of my goals this year is to build a list of go-to dinner recipes to pull out on those night when I can’t think of what to make for dinner. This is one of those dishes that is on constant rotation because it’s simple and delicious.
The whole recipe is based on 2 ingredients, then you just throw in whatever else you want, or happen to have on hand. Surprise! How easy is that?
That’s it. 1 box of pasta and 1 can of tomatoes. Cook the pasta, toss in the tomatoes.
I will totally admit that there are nights I serve just this with just pasta and tomatoes and nothing else. I’m a fan of simple things, but some people (like Mr. O) want a bit more… oomph.
Tonight I added sausage, which is one of my favorite add-ins, but I’ve also used ground beef, ground turkey, and Italian spiced ground turkey.
What else can you add? The sky’s the limit. Here are a few things to try:
Simple, delicious, and great for a quick dinner on a busy night, or for when you’re expecting company!
The best thing about this dish, besides how tummy warming it is, is how cheap it is. I got the tomatoes on sale for $1, the pasta for $.88, and the sausage was buy 1, get 1 free so it worked out to $2.50. One batch will feed the 3 of us for at least 1 dinner and 2 lunches. That’s less than $.50 per serving!
I think the savings makes it taste even better.
What are your go-to, never fail recipes? Share in the comments.