I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Veggie Pasta

One pot easy meal.  Great for a side dish or for a meatless meal.  Grill some chicken to put over it is also very good.



VEGGIE PASTA
(serves 6)

Ingredients:
*1 (12 ounce) box of linguine
*2 large tomatoes, diced
*1 large sweet onion, cut into slices
*6 garlic cloves, sliced
*1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
*1/2 green pepper, sliced & seeds removed
*1/2 red pepper, sliced & seeds removed
*1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like it).
*3 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
*1 teaspoon dried basil
*5 cups chicken stock (or vegetable)
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*2 tablespoons butter
*1/2 -1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
*1 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:
~Throw linguine, tomatoes, onion, garlic, mushrooms, green pepper, red pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano, basil & chicken stock into a large pot.
~Drizzle olive oil over top.
~Cover and bring to a boil.
~Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
~Stir salt, pepper & Parmesan cheese into mixture, making sure that any liquid remaining is mixed in well too.



Variation:
`Cook in slow cooker method:
 ~Bring chicken stock to a boil.
 ~Pour chicken stock into slow cooker, add linguine, tomatoes, onion, garlic, mushrooms,  green pepper, red pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano & basil.
 ~Stir every hour if possible.
 ~Add salt, pepper & Parmesan cheese into mixture & serve.



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