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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Easy Saucy Pasta for the Homemaking Party


Welcome to the Homemaking Party!  Tonight I want to share with you an easy way to prepare a quick pasta dish with leftovers from your fridge---plus a few things you probably already have on hand!

Easy Saucy Pasta

1 pkg. pasta
1 can chicken broth***
2-3 Tbs. corn starch***
salt & pepper
garlic (powder or fresh)
basil (dried or fresh)
1 Tb. oil
leftover cooked meat, cubed
chopped, uncooked vegetables

Cook the pasta.  In the meantime, mix cornstarch, spices, and any dried herbs together in a bowl. Whisk in broth and set bowl aside.  Heat oil in large skillet and stir fry meat and veggies for a few minutes.  Add cooked pasta, any fresh herbs or garlic, and broth mixture.  I always whisk the mixture again right before pouring in.  ***see note below*** Stir together well, and let the broth mixture come to a boil---stirring constantly.  When sauce has thickened, it's ready to eat!  We like to sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and serve with crusty bread.
***This recipe makes a large batch because we are a big family!  If you're making a small amount (like just half a pkg. of pasta) then I'd recommend only pouring some of this broth mixture into your skillet and stirring.  You will want to control how "saucy" it gets if you are making a smaller batch.

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14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting Sarah! Hugs, Penny

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  2. Thank you so much for hosting!!! I hope you have a fantastic week - hump day! :-)
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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  3. Thank you s much for the cool party dear Sarah! Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  4. That's a great looking and simple recipe I think my kiddos would love. Thanks!

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  5. Thanks for the party and the recipe for a quick and easy dinner with my leftovers. Who ever has enough of those recipes?

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  6. thank you so much for the party Sarah! have a wonderful rest of the week :)

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  7. Mmmm yum! Thanks for hosting, Sarah!..>Christine

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  8. That looks pretty yummy! I love meat and pasta dishes, nice way to stretch a meal. Thanks for hosting!

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  9. Thanks for hosting Sarah. I shared a recipe for a blended mocha frappe {honey sweetened} #57.

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  10. Linking up again this week - thanks for hosting!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  11. I love recipes like this! My daughter makes a pasta dish very similar and it's always so good. Thanks for linking up with TTF this week.

    Linda

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  12. Great way to use up leftovers Sarah. Also would be wonderful with garden veggies. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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