I did the mash. I did the pasta mash! Get it?
Oooooookay. So. It's happened to us all at one time or another. Or everysingleday. We get home from work, late, sweaty, and have to get dinner on the table like two hours ago.
The kids are screaming. The husband is drunk. (I'm just kidding?) And you're about to seriously rat-a-tat-tat on the nearest innocent dust particle that drifts by.UNTIL NOW. Duh duh duuuuuuuh.
Was that dramatic enough? I mean, you can picture it, right? Like, the mood just shifted? Everything's going to be okay? I'm about to reveal the solut - okay.
The Triple Pasta Mash
Come on now. You know every single one of you has the last 1/2 cup of whatever pasta in like, 13 boxes in your pantry. So get this. You take all that pasta, you combine it with a Progresso Recipe Starter cream sauce (the moon tide of my soul guided me to the basil and parmesan for this recipe), some deliciously tart sun-dried tomatoes, and some crunchy panko. What.to.the.up.
Savin' dust particles' lives left and right, yo.
Alright! Grab the random pastas from your pantry (short grain if you can!), a Progresso Creamy Parmesan Basil Recipe Starters, some Progresso panko, dehydrated (or sun-dried) tomatoes, and fresh Parmesan. I'm already freaking out again.
Cook your pasta until it's juuuust shy of al dente. Drain it and throw it back into the pot. Add the cream sauce and tomatoes. Toss in a tiny pinch of salt and give her a stir. Sew seemple.
Pour that lovely awesometown mamba ramba (?) into a baking dish, and top with lots of shredded Parmesan and panko. Oh I meaaaan it.
Bake for like, 30 minutes or so and s.e.r.i.o.u.s.l.y.
Let's just . . . let's just get up in that a little bit more.
Can we just . . . I mean . . . I can't feel my face.
Add some grilled chicken or even shrimp last second and heaven will slap you right upside your life.
More Pasta to Inhale
Try more pasta dishes -- easy solutions to weeknight dinner dilemmas!*Bev isn't sure what that last part even meant. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.