“Cleaning out the Fridge” Pasta

By April 13, 2011 Pasta One Comment

Today I was pressed for time and ingredients when I got home from work so I started my rummage through the fridge and pantry and found the following:

-left over bell pepper
-half a sweet onion
-zucchini
-pepperoni
-pasta
-pasta sauce
-shredded mozzarella
-olive oil
-salt & pepper

So I decided to concoct (sp?) a meal using those 10 things and it turned out delicious! Here’s what I did:

Start off with boiling the water for the pasta and following the package directions

Then you preheat enough olive oil to lightly cover the bottom of a pan at medium high heat (probably 1 tbsp but I usually just eyeball it) and then add to it any chopped up veggies you like and cook until desired doneness. Be sure to season the veggies with salt and pepper to your liking.

Once the veggies are cooked, add your favorite pasta sauce and chopped up pepperoni.

Put a lid on it, and lower the temp to low and simmer until sauce is heated through (usually about 5 minutes or until it starts bubbling). By this time, your pasta should be ready to drain and place in a bowl. Top it with your sauce mixture and sprinkle mozzarella on top. Cover your bowl with a lid to get the cheese all melty.

Enjoy!

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