I don't like complicated. Relationships, hair and especially not food. I'm a busy girl who likes to keep things simple and affordable. You may have noticed in some of my recipes that I use the same spices over and over. My go to spices are garlic and pepper seasoning, Italian seasoning (when it's around) and Cajun seasoning. I never cook with salt or black pepper. Not even to salt the water for pasta (I feel like I just confessed to a culinary sin).
I mentioned that while I was in London, we cooked most of our meals. When it was my turn to make dinner, I wanted something simple yet elegant (but still on a budget). It needed to have meat in it for my friend but he already used all of the chicken. So I got creative and set out to make the poor man's pasta (which almost became the name of this recipe).
I call it the poor man's pasta because I took the deli sliced turkey and added it to the pot. I added tomatoes for extra nutrients and colour and grabbed a piece of basil from the plant in the window sill as garnish. This dish is so easy there's really no need for a recipe.
- Penne pasta
- Deli sliced turkey or ham
- Diced tomatoes
- Grated cheese
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice
- Seasonings (I used garlic and pepper, and Italian blend)
Simply boil your favourite pasta noodle according to the directions on the box and drain once complete.
Add your seasoning, sliced turkey or ham, tomatoes and milk. Stir until combined.
Top with grated cheese, serve and enjoy! It doesn't get any easier than that guys!
Wow your guests with this amazingly simple recipe the next time you're short on time and ingredients for dinner. And if you want to go the extra mile, you can even lightly sautee the deli meat and tomatoes before adding it to the pasta.