One Pot Black Bean Fajita Pasta

Servings: 4

Ingredients

To assemble ahead

  • 1.33 bell peppers (sliced)
  • 0.17 cup red onion (sliced)
  • 10 oz can of diced tomatoes (or 19 oz; both work well)
  • 10 oz can of black beans (drained and rinsed; or 19 oz)
  • 4.67 oz can corn kernels (1 cup)
  • 1.33 teaspoons chili powder
  • 0.67 teaspoon cumin
  • 0.67 teaspoon paprika
  • 0.67 teaspoon salt

Add fresh when cooking

  • 0.67 cup stock
  • 1.33 cups small pasta shapes (6.5 oz; see note *)

Just before serving

  • 0.33 lime (juiced; 1 tablespoon)
  • 0.67 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  • In a medium pot, combine all ingredients including pasta and stock. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.
  • Stir in the lime juice and mozzarella cheese, until evenly distributed and melted.
  • (Optional) Serve with lime wedges and cilantro.

To assemble ahead:

  • Combined all ‘assemble ahead’ ingredients in a large meal prep container or in a heavy duty freezer bag.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • If frozen, thaw completely before cooking as directed above. You may need to remove the pot lid during the last 5 minutes of cook time to allow the liquids to reduce.

 

Source: https://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/make-ahead-one-pot-black-bean-fajita-pasta/

One-pot vegetarian spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (8 oz.) package button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz. thin spaghetti noodles (I use whole wheat)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach or baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
  • For serving: 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil or parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion and mushrooms and saute for 5-7 minutes, until tender and the liquid from the mushrooms has been mostly cooked off.
  2. Add garlic and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (if using) and saute another 30 seconds.
  3. Increase heat to high then add canned tomatoes and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add spaghetti noodles and stir until they wilt and fit in the pot. Cover the pot, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. (Your liquid should be at a low boil this whole time.)
  5. Remove lid and add fresh spinach, a couple of handfuls at a time, stirring to get the spinach mixed in and wilted.
  6. Remove from heat and let spaghetti sit, covered, for a few minutes
  7. Stir in Parmesan cheese, taste and adjust seasonings.
  8. Serve with fresh basil or parsley and extra Parmesan cheese, if desired.

 

 

Source: https://www.familyfoodonthetable.com/one-pot-vegetarian-spaghetti/

Pasta with Broccoli & Chicken Sausage

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 c broccoli chopped
  • 9 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 sweet Italian chicken sausage links
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c parsley fresh, chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop the broccoli into florets and steam for 3-5 minutes until vibrant green but not mushy. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  • Fill the same pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile dice the onion, mince the garlic, and slice the chicken sausage into small rounds.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until translucent.
  • Add the chicken sausage and cook for 6 minutes, stirring halfway through to flit the sausage so it browns on each side.
  • Add the garlic and the steamed broccoli to the pan. Cook for 1 minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  • Add the cooked pasta.
  • Top with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Source:http://www.carrieelle.com/21-day-fix-pasta-broccoli-chicken-sausage/