A quick cook, and oh so tasty skillet pasta that is bursting with hearty flavor and takes very little work!
I have gotten into a bit of a rut lately, a bad rut. I skip lunch. And breakfast. I basically skip everything until after my kids get home, and then I am running as fast as I can to get my kids to piano, and practices for this and that and the other, and so I eat junk food. Then I complain to my husband that I am getting fat. I feel like crap. I am lethargic. You get the picture. It is not a pretty one.
It is not a good cycle. I usually have too much to do and put my own needs last.
So I decided it is time for me to start planning ahead a little so I can actually take care of myself and then I won’t be as cranky or mean to my family, and maybe be able to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. You know…little things like that!
So here it is, my big announcement: I am going to start sharing some meal prep and planning on the blog. I have given it a lot of thought (A day’s worth…sorry) and I realize that I am not going to do much meal prep for our family dinner meals, but I can for my lunches. This will help me to actually eat and eat something good for me, and who knows, maybe it will help some of you.
Once I get the lunch thing under control, I will see what I can do about branching out into family meal prep for things like dinners. But baby steps for now. Ok? Who knows, maybe it will be so much fun I won’t be able to help myself and I will get dinners and snacks in there too. But I am trying to set realistic expectations.
Here is what you can expect: A plan for meal prep that takes 1-2 hours. A shopping list. Relatively healthy meals. Recipes and instructions. I will try to post this once a week, and am crossing my fingers I can start next week.
Anyway, you might be wondering why I am talking about meal prep when I am sharing this pasta dish, and the reason is that it would be perfect. I made it for myself for lunch. It was quick, easy and very tasty. I think it would be a great meal prep meal.
Sausage Mushroom Pesto Pasta
- 2 cups cooked rotini pasta cook according to package directions
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 cup white mushrooms sliced
- 1 cup smoked sausage or Keilbasa
- 1 cup frozen petite peas
- 1/2 cup pesto premade or make your own
- 1/3 cup paremsan cheese
- Salt and pepper
- Cook pasta according to directions and set aside
- In a skillet heat olive oil, and sautee mushrooms for 2-3 minutes, add in sliced up sausage and pesto.
- Give it a good stir, and cook to heat up sausage and cook mushrooms
- Add in noodles, and frozen peas, and stir.
- When peas are hot and mushrooms are cooked through, serve, and garnish with parmesan
- Season with salt and pepper to taste if desired.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Or try this Lasagna Soup, it is pasta in soup form, and is very delicious: