Is it possible to have too many pasta recipes on hand? Nope! Because on a busy day or when you're feeling uninspired, a quick and easy pasta recipe is often a lifesaver. This simple recipe, which takes very little effort and uses largely pantry ingredients, comes in handy on days just like that!
Even though we spend a lot of time thinking about food, writing about food, and making food, it’s still astonishing how many times we make our way to the fridge only to be disappointed by how empty it is. Whether we've just finished our meal-prep dinners, returned from a holiday, or are inspired to do some spontaneous cooking, discovering a mainly empty fridge can be difficult when you're hungry or have family to feed.
“There’s always enough room for pasta.”
It's also led to us ordering takeout more than I’d like to admit. So, when I realized what I was doing wrong, it was so obvious: we simply weren't stocking our pantry enough! And today's easy lunch or dinner recipe is perfect for those days when your pantry keeps your tummies full and happy.
Can homemade hummus be replaced by store bought hummus?
Sure, that's a possibility, and it'll help speed up the process even more. We, however, made our own hummus because it’s easy to make a big batch and keep in the fridge for a few days, and it can be used as a spread or a dip. Also, while we may not always have hummus on hand, we almost always have a couple packages of ready-to-eat chickpeas on hand, along with the rest of the hummus ingredients. We also feel that the homemade hummus tastes better.
How to modify this creamy sun-dried tomato pasta recipe further?
While this recipe is plant-based, you can easily modify it to suit your tastes. To make the pasta more filling, add some chicken or extra vegetables such as mushroom, broccoli, or bell pepper. In fact, you can't go wrong with this recipe because the hummus takes care of much of the heavy lifting and gives it a creamy texture. Hummus has several health benefits, which is just one of the many reasons to include it in your meal rotation.
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