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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Meatless Meat-Sauce Pasta

Last night, I had dinner with Paul Newman.

And he made me do all the cooking.

Anyhoo, it was one of those nights where I didn't feel like cooking but there was nothing that I could just zap in the microwave. I considered a salad but the bag of lettuce I bought a week back had started procreating. So, I went for the next best thing. Pasta.

The recipe below is for one serving but you could easily double or triple it.

Meatless Meat-Sauce Pasta


1/3 cup pasta
1/2 cup marinara sauce
1/4 cup protein crumbles


Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Meanwhile, combine the marinara sauce and protein crumbles in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Take out and stir.

Once the pasta is cooked, add to the bowl and toss to coat.

For the spinach on the side: heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan and add spinach. Cook until wilted.


  1. Nothing like a quick and delicious pasta meal! Looks great!

  2. I dont think I've ever used protein crumbles before, it would be interesting to try it some time (as I don't really eat a lot of meat).
    *kisses* HH