There are women (and men) out there who feel that every meal for their family should include, but not be limited to rice, roti, a vegetarian side, a non vegetarian side, a salad, curd rice and a sweet. There are also super people out there who cook a fresh meal every time instead of re heating left overs. In all honesty, I don't aspire to be one of them. Seriously, this is not a case of sour grapes. It is just too taxing and I would rather spend my free time watching people cook five course meals on TV.
This one pot pasta is the kind of meal I would be happy cooking and eating during busy week nights. There is very less cutting and chopping involved, takes only about 25 minutes to be ready from start to finish, and leaves only one pot and a cutting board to be washed up. It has sausages, bacon, melted cheese and tomato. So delicious that everyone is happy.
You will need
200 grams rotini pasta
200 grams mozzarella cheese, cubed
200 grams sausage, chopped into small rounds
100 grams bacon, diced
4 tablespoons ready made pasta sauce
2 1/4 cup water and two cubes chicken stock (or 2 1/4 cups chicken stock)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
To taste, salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Heat oil in a large pot. Toss in bacon and fry till crispy. Add garlic and sausage and fry over low heat till sausage browns lightly. Pour in water and powder in the chicken stock cubes, followed by the cheese, pasta sauce and pasta. Mix well, adjust seasoning and bring to boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 to 18 minutes.
Serve hot. Thank me later !