Here are a few things that you can do to spice up Pasta Meals!
Instead of slicing up zucchini, try shaving it with a peeler! It turns the zucchini into fun ribbons. You can do this with sweet potato, summer squash, carrots, beets...
Instead of always reverting to a jarred sauce, toss with other easy sauces:
-Drizzle Olive Oil and Some Shaved Parmesan Over Pasta, (add Balsamic Vinegar for a fun twist)
-Puree any kind of squash or sweet potato with some milk, salt and pepper. Puree until until the sauce is thin enough to pour over pasta.
-Puree Peas with Olive Oil for a Twist on a Traditional Pesto sauce. Add some Parmesan for flavor
-How about a Clam Sauce? I have yet to try this so here is a recipe that looks fairly easy:
- Chicken or beef broth would also work well over pasta. Thicken with flour.
-Mix Olive Oil and a bit of lemon for a fun kick!
Top Pasta's with:
-Any kind of meat, (including Pepperoni, Kielbasa and Bacon)
-Any kind of veggie, (try non traditional items like green beans, brussel sprouts, swiss chard)
-Beans are awesome on top of pasta, (I prefer cannellini)
-CHEESE!!! Any kind would work, (even feta or goat)
Have you ever tried frying your spaghetti? Put some in the pan and pour some oil on top, (just a bit). Who doesn't love a bit of crunch on top of your pasta!
I just found this great recipe for Lazy Lasagna! Check this out: