Sunday, September 7, 2014

Friday Pasta!

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a quick and healthy meal for any night of the week. When my husband and I lived in Birmingham, we found a Greek restaurant that served a special pasta dish on the weekends and it was wonderful. We decided to recreate it at home for a quick meal on the go and it has always been a hit. We’ve been cooking this “meal in a bowl” for about 3 years and it seems to get better with time! Please Enjoy!

Weekend Pasta Ingredients:
1 cup of each Farfalle and Fusilli pasta (uncooked)
1 lb of chicken cut into bite size pieces
2 T chopped basil (for garnish)
2T fresh feta cheese (for garnish)
½ bottle of your favorite creamy balsamic vinaigrette
¼ cup chopped tomatoes (for garnish)
1 head of butter lettuce (chopped)


Boil water and cook past according to instructions on the package.

 In a separate pan, sauté the chicken in the balsamic vinaigrette until tender, which is about 10 min. Once noodles and chicken are fully cooked, drain the noodles, and mix them together in a bowl adding more dressing if it’s dry.

Add salt and pepper to taste and plate in a pasta bowl. To begin, place chopped butter lettuce in the bottom of the bowl, then add pasta/chicken mixture. Once platted add feta, tomatoes and fresh basil to bring the meal full circle.

Fresh strawberries to accent this healthy meal.

Everyone knows cooking is much more fun with a friend! Tucker is quite the moral support in the kitchen! :)

Thanks for reading and I hope ya’ll enjoy this recipe as much as we do!