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Sunday, February 8, 2009

recipe of the week: dad's easy salsa pasta

my dad used to make this super yummy pasta when i was a teenager and i still crave it sometimes. if you like salsa, you'll love this! best part? it's crazy easy.

dad's easy salsa pasta
4 servings

1 lb of your favorite pasta, cooked (i like this dish best with penne)
16 oz fresh salsa or pico de gallo (my friend mary did it with bottled the other day and said it was still yummy though!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
salt and black pepper, to taste
fresh cilantro (optional - add when cooking salsa or at the end as a topping!)
parmesan cheese (optional)

1. let garlic simmer in non-stick skillet with oil for a few minutes on low heat. add salsa and let simmer on low heat 10-20 minutes (you want the salsa to simmer down until all the veggies are mushy and kind of the same consistency instead of super chunky like it started out).
2. add pasta to skillet and stir until evenly coated. add salt and black pepper to taste. add parmesan cheese if desired. enjoy!


kathywim said...

This makes me homesick for my kids!!!

kathywim said...

Dad feels famous now!!!

BrittWilk said...

thanks mom and dad!

andrea said...

love the wilkinsons!

BrittWilk said...

i love andrea!

Olivia Coy said...

I found your blog through Priscilla Bakes and though I'd leave a comment. If there was a Skinny Swine then it would be my sister. She can put away a couple of BBQ rack of ribs like nobody's business!!!

Sharon said...

This would be delicious with homemade salsa! Yum!

BrittWilk said...

ooohhh... definitely, sharon.

healthy cooking on a budget

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