I rummaged through the cabinets, craving carbs, and I found a bag of veggie pasta from Trader Joe's which I had bought on impulse a few months back. I usually try to stay away from pasta, but after a quick check, I found that 3/4 cup dry pasta was about 200 calories. Typically, pasta servings are measured after they are cooked, not before. Since pasta basically doubles in size when it's cooked...I basically got about 1.5 cups of pasta! That led me to create this recipe which is perfectly sized for 1!
Quick and Easy Truffled Parmesan Pasta
3/4 cup dry Trader Joe's Organic Vegetable Radiatore Pasta
Olive oil (You will need an olive oil sprayer like the Misto or this Misto)
Parmesan cheese to taste
Truffled Sea Salt (a little goes along way!)
Prepare pasta according to directions. Drain and put a small layer in the bottom of an individual bowl. Spray pasta with olive oil and season with truffled sea salt and Parmesan. Repeat in layers. Add pepper if you are that sort of person. :)
This is what you wind up with:
|Quick & Easy Truffled Parmesan Pasta|
If you give it a try let me know what you think! Let us know if you have any yummy recipes to share when the hubby/man/life partner is away!
* I would advise you not to make more than one individual serving. I practically licked the bowl and if there had been a whole pot on the stove of it already made...I would have landed face first.