Friday, February 3, 2012

Yummy Pasta

This pasta is called 'yummy pasta' because I made it up and my family thinks it's yummy! So that's what we call it! I used red bell peppers in it and I think it looks kind of festive for Valentines Day, so that's why I wanted to share it with you. I must apologize right now because I didn't use exact measurements.  I make recipes up all the time and just go with what tastes good.  I know it's hard to follow a recipe the first time you make it and it says, "A little bit of______ and a touch of _____" . So basically all I can say is for you to taste it and go with it!

Want to make some Yummy-ness?
Box of wheat're favorite kind...I used half penne and half rigatoni
1 red bell pepper..cut into strips
Some grated cheese...whatever you have on hand or your favorite...I used "Kraft Mexican Blend"
1 small Onion
Garlic Olive Oil

1. Boil salted water and cook pasta according to the brand directions
2. Put Garlic olive oil in a pan on medium heat
3. Add diced onions
4. Add red bell pepper
5. Cook veggies to your liking..I added a little salt to them
6. Put a bowl underneath your strainer to catch some pasta water
7. Add veggies to drained pasta
8. Add 2 cups of grated cheese
9. Use about a half a cup of pasta water 
10. Mix together
11. The cheese should be melted and covering pasta.  There shouldn't be any pasta water lingering. It should be mixed in.  It is better to use a little and add in more if you need it.  The pasta water acts as like a helping agent to the cheese to make it a sauce. I also added some salt here too...add to your may also want to add pepper.
12. Enjoy!

On a side note...I added peas since we had some leftover the next day and it was delicious! I would consider adding peas!

***Side note #2...I am not a trained chef or ever taken cooking classes...this is just what I do to make the yummy pasta...(I'm sure after reading my recipe, you already figured that out! ha!) I hope you enjoy it though**********

Happy Cooking!



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  1. Oh yum, this looks delicious!! I am definitely going to have to try this!! I cook the same way...I'm always adding my own twist to things!! Someone asks me for the recipe and I can't give it to them because I never measure!! Thanks for posting this :)


    1. Lisa, I'm so happy that you are going to make this dish! Let me know how it goes! I'm glad you understand my crazy measuring method! Smiles, Jill

  2. Looks VERY yummy! I love red peppers so much. They definitely add festive color to a dish as well. I'm definitely going to try your recipe. I'm also one of those cooks who adds a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Peas would be a nice addition as well. I used to make homemade macaroni and cheese with frozen peas & carrots mixed in for color and nutrition. Your dish looks much more *gourmet* than what I used to make, lol. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee


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