Monday, March 24, 2008

Presto Pasta Night - Simple Spring Pasta

I'm sure you have all been there - its time to start thinking about what you want to make for dinner and you don't feel like going to the store. You think to yourself, "What can I make with the meager ingredients in my kitchen?"

One of the easiest base ingredients to go with is the ever-present, filling, adaptable and oh so tasty - PASTA! In my earlier days (aka college) this would mean spaghetti and some Prego. However, nowadays with some meals under my belt and many hours spent watching the Food Network and reading cooking blogs, I try to be a little more creative with my quick pasta meals. Plus it had to good enough to submit to Presto Pasta Night!

That being said as I scoured the refrigerator for ideas I found asparagus, mushrooms and feta. Simple and yum yum yum. Healthy. Score.

PS - Asparagus is in season NOW so eat up while you can get it fresh and cheapish.

Simple Spring Pasta
yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1/2 pound asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 oz feta, diced
1/2 pound pasta
olive oil
salt and pepper

Directions:

Saute mushrooms and asparagus in olive oil. Cook pasta. Mix together in pan with cheese. S&P to taste.

EASY PEASY and mmmm....
What have you done on the fly to make a tasty meal?

9 comments:

Randi said...

agreed - super easy and delicious. though i can't help hearing rachel ray in my head when you say "easy peasy." sigh. :)

Randi said...

ALSO - look, i love you so much i figured out the nutritional info for one serving:

Calories 150, Fat 8g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 255, Carbs 14.7g, Protein 6.7g

Kevin said...

With mushrooms, asparagus and feta it sounds tasty even if it is simple. I am looking forward to asparagus season to come here! Though we are still waiting for the snow to melt and there is more coming...

Peabody said...

Simple ingreadients always make for the best dishes! Yum.

E said...

Georgia & Randi,

I'm hosting the next Philly food blogger party at my house in the Art Museum area, I really want both of you to come, so I hope you can make it. If you wouldn't mind sending me your e-mail addresses to halene(at)gmail(dot)com I'll add you to the official evite. Thanks!

giz said...

mushrooms, asparagus, pasta - I'm all over it and it looks fabulous

Ruth Daniels said...

Great dish, so pretty and so....SPRING!!!!

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

chou said...

My on the fly meals tend to involve tortillas and cheese . . .

Ricki said...

This does look really yummy--great match-up with asparagus!

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