Wednesday, June 29, 2016

One Pot Creamy Mexican Pasta with Sausages

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    In today’s busy life, there comes often the moment when we thought if we could have gotten just an extra hour in a day, so that we could have completed some office work or studies or something very important. On those days when 24 hours are not enough, we need some one-pot wonders, so that we can save some time by cooking just one wholesome dish and we are done cooking and one pot to clean so there also we can save some precious time.
      I always look out for one-pot meals so that I can save some time to finish some important chores. Today I’ll share an one-pot Mexican Pasta for that you just need a big pot, a lid and a ladle. That’s all. And off course need some pasta, veggies or chicken too. So let’s proceed to the recipe……


You Need : 
Pasta of your choice(Penne, Fusilli, Macaroni, Rigatoni etc.)
Vegetables(carrots, potatoes, bell peppers, corn etc.)
Chicken Breast/chicken sausage: cut into bite-size pieces
Tomato : 3, pureed
Onion : 2, sliced
Garlic : 4, big cloves, chopped
Paprika or red chilli powder : 1-2 tsp.
Cumin powder ; 1 tsp.
Chicken broth : 2 cups
Milk : 2 cups
Cheese : ½ cup, grated
Salt and black pepper to taste
Oil : 1-2 tblsp.
Taco seasoning : 1 tblsp. (if available)

How To: 
  • Take a deep and wide pan, heat oil, add chicken breast stripes/chicken sausages and in medium heat sauté for 2-3 minutes with salt added from all sides. In the same pan, add sliced onion, sauté for a minute, then add potatoes and carrots and sauté for another 2 minutes. Lastly add capsicum/bell peppers and corn. Saute for just a minute.
  • Now add chopped garlic cloves and tomato puree, Paprika or red chilli powder, cumin powder, mix it all well. Then add chicken broth and uncooked pasta. Let it boil in medium heat till broth dries up.The pasta, chicken and veggies will be almost cooked by now.
  • Now lower the heat to low, and add milk slowly into the pan. Do not increase the heat, as milk can curdle. In slow heat, let pasta cook some more. Add grated cheese, season with salt and black pepper according to your taste.
 
  • Lastly, add taco seasoning if you have, otherwise just skip it. When milk dries up and pasta, chicken and veggies are cooked and you have a creamy pasta, remove from heat. You can sprinkle some chilli flakes if you want just before serving.
  


Bon Apetit !!!!!!!!!!! 
 Sending this one-pot wonder dish to Kolkata Food Blogger's Online event, theme : One Pot Meal, theme is brainchild of fellow KFBian, Chitrangada who blogs @Colors and Spices, an amazing food blogger and photographer. Visit her blog for many such wonderful  recipes and visual treats.
 

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