Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Go-To Pasta Dinner

This is my go-to meal when I'm not feeling like being too creative or feel like spending a lot of time to make a meal. This is yummy and easy. Let me know if you try it, Miguel and I really like it.

You will need:
1/2 cup of sour cream
2 teaspoons of lemon zest
3 tablespoons of basil pesto
frozen or refrigerated cheese filled pasta (we use tortellini or ravioli)
1 yellow or orange bell pepper
about 8 oz of green beans
1 tomato
salt to taste
olive oil

Heat oil in a skillet. Add chopped peppers and beans. Heat for about 5 minutes and stir. Meanwhile, cook pasta (I add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to my pasta to keep it from sticking to each other). Mix up sour cream, lemon zest, and pesto in small bowl. Add tomatoes and salt to skillet. Stir frequently for about 3 to 5 more minutes. Drain pasta and add to skillet. Add sauce. Mix well and serve.

Takes about 12 minutes from start to finish. My kind of meal. Tonight I made it without some of the regular items I use. For example, I didn't have tomatoes and I used a green bell pepper instead of a yellow one. It's a much prettier meal with the pop of color from the tomato and yellow pepper.

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