My Favorite Midnight Pasta

My favorite meal to make at night is pasta. It’s hearty and decadent and relatively easy to make. So last night I made pasta. Pretty counter intuitive especially because I just did a big ab day at the gym but hey it’s what I was craving and I’m not one to deny myself a good home cooked meal.

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I decided to make myself a recipe my mom used to make me:



6 garlic cloves: chopped finely

a quarter of an onion: chopped finely

one tomato: chopped

half of a red bell pepper: finely chopped

califlower floretts

a box of pre-sliced mushrooms

macaroni pasta

Arrabiata sauce

Fresh basil

Parmasian cheese

bread crumbs

skinnless, boneless, chicken breast cut into thin strips


Salt and pepper to taste

grapeseed oil

olive oil cooking spray


Cook the garlic and onions together. Once the onions are see through, add the bell pepper, cauliflower and tomatoes and cook for 10 more minutes in medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 to 7 more minutes and set aside. In a different pan sautee the bread crumbs and set aide. In a large pot bring water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente.

In a bowl add a tablespoon of grape-seed oil and the breadcrumbs and dip the chicken strips in the mixture and cook in a pan that you’ve sprayed with olive oil cooking spray.

Once the pasta is cooked, strain it and and add to the cooked vegetable mixture along with your desired amount of Arrabiata sauce (salt and pepper to taste if needed). Top with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil before serving.


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  • Reply
    March 16, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Looks good Andreea! 🙂

  • Reply
    March 22, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I definitely want to try this. Pasta is a favorite of mine 

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