Make any of these easy pasta recipes for one for a quick weeknight dinner. These delicious recipes make cooking for one easy and something to look forward to. You deserve to eat deliciously!
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Cooking for One Tips
These single serving recipes are a great place to get started if you cook for one, but here are a couple easy cooking for one resources to make cooking easy and more enjoyable.
- Cooking for One Pantry Essentials
- Pantry Recipes for One
- Meal Planning for One
- Free Cooking for One Cookbook
- Cooking for One Cooking Hacks
- Quick Pantry Dinners for One
- The Best Single Serving Recipes
- Small Batch Desserts
- Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes for One
- Chicken Recipes for One
Pastas Using a Can of Tomatoes
20 Minute Pasta Recipes
One Pot Pasta Recipes
Buttered noodles are a great easy recipe. My dad made them when I was growing up. Cook elbow noodles (but any pasta works), drain water, add butter and salt to taste.
You can also drizzle olive oil, garlic salt over pasta. Add lemon and/or parmesan cheese if you have it. Frozen vegetables or a protein are great additions, if you have either in the freezer.
I also love a great throw together spaghetti. Cook pasta, add a can of tomatoes, a pinch of salt, a couple pinches of sugar, Italian seasonings, and garlic if you have it. Add frozen vegetables/protein if you have either as well.
What's a serving? I could look it up, but many 1 serving pasta recipes use ½ ish cup of dry pasta. Personally, I like to use ½-2/3 cup of pasta in 1 serving to fill me up more. Most of these easy pasta recipes for one use ½-2/3 cup pasta.
Determine how much you need by your hunger level and when you'll be able to eat next/schedule more than what a serving size 'should be' because those recommendations are arbitrary.
Did you make any of these easy pasta recipes for one? Leave me a comment & rating to share how they turned out!
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