15-Minute Pasta Toss

This dish is so fast and simple that it's become a staple of our summer diet. I just grab veggies and herbs that are ready for harvesting from the garden, add canned beans or cubed chicken and toss with whatever pasta catches my eye!
  • 2 qts. water
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. nugget pasta
  • 2 c. chopped spinach
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 c. diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese

Place water and salt in a medium-sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook 10 minutes or until al dente. Add remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.

Variations: Try using penne pasta, elbow macaroni or spaghetti. For a vegetarian version, replace the chicken with a can of rinsed and drained white kidney beans, black beans or tofu. Add steamed green beans or thawed frozen peas. With this simple recipe, the sky's the limit!
  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
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