If you’re looking for a quick, simple pasta recipe that won’t let you down, this is the one you’ll want to keep handy. We used gemelli for this dish, but it would work equally well with rotini or any other full bodied pasta. Gemelli just happens to be our recent new favorite, os we’re doing a lot of experimenting with it.
This particular recipe came about from the need to get something on the table quickly. my wife called and announced that she would be coming home for lunch on this particular day, even though she was supposed to be having a lunchtime meeting. The result… Well, in a word it was fabulous. Or to quote Billy Crystal as Fernando, it was “Simply Maaaahhhvelous”.
This recipe is also my entry for the ninth edition of the Frugal Fridays food blog event, where myself and several other very talented people, including Ben, from What’s Cooking? There are others working on the project with us, but I’m not at liberty to discuss them just yet.
The purpose of Frugal Fridays is for foodies or food bloggers to create a recipe that costs $10.00 US or less that will feed a family, and this recipe falls so squarely into that category that it really should be a crime.
But without further discussion or ado, I present to you…
Pasta with Ham Broccoli and Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 448Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 719mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 21g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I really can’t think of anything. This was really quite fabulous.
I love fire roasted tomatoes! Such a great flavor!! This pasta looks so tasty!
I love gemelli. I was introduced to it in college. There was a pasta station and I always would customize mine with red pepper sauce basil and a shi-ton of cheese and red pepper flakes. Mmmmm.
I absolutely love every recipe with broccoli. This one looks and sounds delicious. I cant wait to try it out. Thanks
What a wonderful recipe! I am going to try this, this week!!