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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Four Ingredient Pasta

Sometimes you have to produce a meal out of nowhere.  You may have planned something, but the circumstances change and you are left wondering what you can now have.

The other day Mr. CCC took me out to lunch - we had my favourite - Bibimbap!!  Needless to say afterwards we didn't feel like too much for dinner.  So the dukkah crusted chicken with quinoa salad was put on the back burner, and something quick and easy was needed for "the Darlings".

If you have three basic ingredients on hand, you are well on the way to making a dinner that even the fussiest of kids will love.

So what is the fourth ingredient?  You can add whatever meat you have on hand - ham, a BBQ chook, or even tuna!!

Four Ingredient Pasta

Serves 6

500g macaroni
415g can tomato soup
1 x BBQ chicken, meat removed from the bones 
150g grated cheese

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water, according to packet directions.  Drain.  Add the can of tomato soup, and chicken meat.  Mix well to combine all ingredients.  Place pasta mixture in a greased casserole dish.  Sprinkle grated cheese on top.  Bake in oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden.

How easy was that???  How cheap was it to make?  With the pasta at around 59c and the soup less than $1  I say it has got to be one of the cheapest meals ever!!!  The kids love it - I think because the tomato soup is a little sweet, as opposed to regular pasta sauce.  Whatever the reason, all the people that I have told about this recipe say their kids love it too!!

Keep these basic ingredients on hand and you will never be at a loss for a meal again!!!

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