Or Cleaning out the Fridge Pasta. Both names work.
I had a nice clam linguine planned for last night; but as we all know, plans change. The boyfriend wanted to come home from work to have dinner with me and he doesn’t do seafood. So I threw together this and it was surprisingly good!
I cooked up some bow tie noodles. While those were boiling I chopped up: 1/2 onion, 1/4 yellow pepper, 1/4 orange pepper, 1 turkey smokie, 6 turkey/veggie meatballs, few cloves of garlic and a couple flowers of broccoli. I tossed that in a pan with some cooking spray. For the sauce, I blended one tomato and a couple jarred banana peppers in the food processor. Then I mixed in 1 tbsp pesto sauce, 1 tbsp olive oil and 3 tbsp lemon juice. I drained the pasta and tossed everything all together in the pan.
Like I said, it was good! I really enjoyed the sauce – so nice and light. I figured calories to be approximately 500 calories for a 1/3 of a serving. Of course it is going to vary depending on what you have in your fridge. This is a great way to use up leftovers, odds and ends, have fun and be creative!