Pasta is a great go-to dinner for those nights when you want something fairly quick and filling for your family. Plus, you can add in some veggies from your fridge instead of throwing them out because they went bad. You’ll save money and you’ll up the nutritional value of the meal.
Tonight was one of those nights. I chose to make my cheddar biscuits as well, and boy did they turn out fabulous this time. Grab that recipe tomorrow from me. In the meantime, here is how I make my Clean Out the Fridge pasta.
- 1 box penne pasta
- 1 carton chicken stock
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 bag frozen diced chicken
- 1 jar Ragu four cheese sauce or sauce of your choice
- Veggies in the drawer that you need to use up such as broccoli, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms
Mince 1 clove of garlic and toss it in the olive oil in a large family size skillet. Cook until garlic starts to sizzle and the aroma fills the air.
Add carton of chicken stock and bring to a boil.
Add pasta and broccoli (if I don't have fresh broccoli on hand, I add frozen because I love the taste of chicken and broccoli paired with pasta)
Cook until pasta is tender.
While pasta is cooking, heat precooked diced frozen chicken.
Chop up any other veggies you'd like to add.
Once the chicken stock boils down and pasta is tender, add the jar of sauce, additional veggies and chicken.
Stir together and cook on low for 5-7 minutes.
Sprinkle grated Parmesan on top and serve.
Goes great with cheddar biscuits. See recipe on this site.