Friday, November 4, 2011

Sunday Supper: One Pot Pasta

What's more comforting than a big bowl of pasta?

Not much...

This is a great meal to serve for Sunday Supper.  It's quick, hearty, and best of all it's a One Pot Meal!  Oh yea, it really, really, tasty too!

I found this recipe from Southern Living of my all time favorite sources.  It was just unique enough to catch my eye and to try it right away.  The uniqueness is that you make a sauce and then use "ravioli" as your pasta, cooked right in the pot.  Almost like a baked dish, without the baking of course, but the result is similar.

I was so pleased with the flavors, and that I could get a hearty meal on the table in about 30 minutes.  Just serve with a nice Italian salad and some garlic bread and you are all set.

Here's how you make it:

Take your ground beef and place it in a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.  Cook, breaking up the meat in to crumbles, until no longer pink.

Meanwhile, chop your onion and slice the mushrooms.

Remove the meat from the pan and place on a plate.  If you have a lot of grease left in the pot, wipe it clean.  I used ground sirloin so mine didn't leave any.

Add your oil to the pot and heat.  Add the slice mushrooms and onions.  Cook until caramelized about 10 min.

Add the garlic and let it cook, stirring frequently, for about 1 min.

Add your meat back to the pot, add the marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe's Traditional Marinara), water, Italian seasonings, salt & pepper.  Stir to blend. 

Lookin' good!  Smells great!

Bring your sauce to a boil.  Add the ravioli, and using a spoon depress them into the sauce.

Turn down the heat to a simmer.  Cover, and cook for about 10 minutes or until the pasta is done.

Now for the good part!  Remove the lid and add the cheese!  Yes, cheesy goodness.  This makes the dish creamy and gooey...yum!

Stir it all together so the cheese melts.  Your done!  A One-Pot Wonder.  Get your salad and your garlic bread and it's manga time!  Buon Appetito!

Like my fall table runner??

Can you say comfort food?

Happy Sunday Supper!

One Pot Pasta
by Southern Living
Serves 4

1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (26-ounce) jars tomato-basil pasta sauce
1 cup water
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated four-cheese ravioli
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook ground beef in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Wipe Dutch oven clean.

Saute onion and mushrooms in hot oil over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic, and saute 1 minute. Stir in beef, pasta sauce, 1 cup water, and next 3 ingredients.
Bring sauce to a boil; add ravioli. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is done. Stir in cheese. Serve immediately.

Linked to:  Melt in your Mouth Monday

1 comment:

  1. That is my kind of dinner. Easy and delicious. Come visit we have a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake recipe.



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