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    So, American Express and the Tastemakers at Foodbuzz picked me – yes, me! – to participate in their Dinner@6 promotion and contest. Well, they picked me and 19 others to participate in this promotion.

    Not only did they pick me, but American Express gave me a little something for my readers too! But that part will be later on – just a little tease so you keep reading to find out about the giveaway! My very first!

    All I have to do is come up with a wonderful recipe that has 6 ingredients or less. A breeze, right? Yeah, a breeze like Hurricane Irene. Does 6 ingredients include things like oil in the pan? Salt and pepper? Flour for dredging? Apparently, at least according to the rules of this contest, it doesn’t include salt, pepper, oil or water. Well, phewwwwww!

    Do you know how difficult it is to come up with a dish with only 6 ingredients? Okay! I got it!! One-two-three-four-five-six-seven – RATS! I did this over and over again.

    And then I remembered – Pasta Sbagliata!

    Pasta Sbagliata – loosely translated means Mistaken Pasta – came from my Mom and tweaked by me. My mother is an amazing cook, always has been. She has always been adventurous in the kitchen. Everything is always delicious (well, except for the lamb pie incident, which I wouldn’t have mentioned, but I can see my mother AND my sister reading this and saying to themselves, yeah, except that damn lamb pie – but I digress) .

    As a cook, she has one small fault – she doesn’t always read the recipe through to the end before starting to cook. Dinner will be going along nicely and suddenly you will hear cursing mild expletives coming from the kitchen. It’s usually some major step she missed about 3/4 of the way in. My Mother is the Queen of fix-it-and-it’s-fab cooking.

    And that’s how we came to this recipe. This was supposed to be a Rao’s recipe for guidance and a recipe my Uncle Nicky had made in the restaurant one day. Pasta with Sausage and Cabbage. Well, my mother misread a step big step in the Rao’s recipe where the Savoy cabbage had to be cut into strips and blanched and then cooled completely before adding to the sauce. She had decided that instead of using Savoy cabbage, she would use a bag of cole slaw mix. After she added the cabbage straight into the pan, she read the part about blanching.  After a little conversation between she and I, we thought that the cabbage this way would actually be better. There would be a texture to the pasta sauce and make it better and a quicker meal to boot! And so, Pasta Sbagliato was born.

    This is probably the most requested recipe in my house – that is, when I can get anyone to actually request something besides “I don’t know”.

    (Keep going, the part about the giveaway is coming, I promise ~ but the recipe is good too!)

    There are 2 ways to make this recipe. Neither is difficult. One is just … hmmm … semi-homemade!

    • 1 T olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 lb of Italian sausage, removed from casing
    • 1 lb shredded cabbage
    • 3 C marinara sauce, homemade or jarred
    • 1/4 loosely packed torn basil
    • 1 lb pasta, cooked al dente

    NOTE:  (1) The sausage can be sweet or hot, or a combination. You have to remove it from the casings before cooking. If you can find Italian sausage in bulk rather than link, even better! (2) This really needs a short pasta like penne or rigatoni.  The sauce is too bulky for a spaghetti or linguine. (3) You can shred the cabbage yourself or buy a 1 lb bag of cole slaw mix from the salad section in your supermarket.

    Put a large pot of water on to boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 11 minutes.

    NOTE: By the time the pasta is cooked, the sauce will be done.

    Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic. Just as garlic begins to brown add sausage, crumbling it with the back of a spoon as it cooks.

    NOTE: I use a pan large enough to hold the pasta as well when it’s finished cooking, this way I can add the cooked pasta into the sauce and serve straight from there.

    When the sausage is almost cooked, lower the flame, and add the cabbage.

    Cook cabbage, stirring frequently until the cabbage is soft and becoming translucent.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Add the marinara sauce. Once sauce is heated through, turn off heat, add basil and stir.

    Once pasta is cooked, drain well and add to sauce.

    Toss well.


    • You can use turkey sausage. This doesn’t make it quicker, but if you are limiting red meat, turkey is a good alternative. Don’t do it for the sodium. Turkey sausage has as much sodium as pork sausage.
    • Instead of home-made marinara sauce, you can use a good quality jarred marinara or tomato and basil sauce. A 24 oz. jar is the same as the 3 cups. I don’t suggest using sauces with mushrooms or other ingredients. There is a lot going on with this sauce already!
    • Instead of shredding a head of cabbage, grab a bag of cole slaw mix in the salad aisle of your supermarket. It’s already shredded. It’s the perfect amount. It has some shredded carrots in it, but they add a little sweetness and are good for your eyes. As you can see from the photos, I went the cole slaw route – the cabbage at the supermarket looked terrible!

    Whether you’re using the short cuts or using everything from scratch you can have this meal on the table in the amount of time it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta (if you’re using marinara sauce that is made already, of course – for my pedantic friends)! It’s great for company or just family.

    So, now, back to the Giveaway!

    One of the best parts about this promotion is that American Express gave me a $100 gift card toward the ingredients for this recipe. Not too shabby, hey?

    Oh, wait, it gets better! As part of the Dinner@6 contest sponsored by Blue Cash PreferredSM, American Express has also provided me with $100 gift card to give out to one lucky Commenter!  To enter is simple! Sound off in the comments to win! What is your favorite six-ingredient recipe?

    How’s that for fabulous!?

    You can gain an additional entry by doing one of – or all – the following and leaving a separate comment below for each that you’ve done:

    1. Follow me on Twitter – @fromBookshelf – then post here and let me know you did
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    Seems simple enough, doesn’t it?  Good luck! Entries will close on September 29th at midnight EST. Winner will be announced September 30th. One favor, please make sure to leave your email address so I can find you!


    Enjoy the recipe! Thanks for entering! Good luck!

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    3. Very cool……..will share your giveaway to increase my chances. The recipe looks very tasty!

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    5. This is great. I love pasta for simple weeknight dishes. This is definitely a winner. Off to friend you on Facebook, since I just started a page for the blog.

    6. Looks like a wonderful recipe!
      How exciting to host a giveaway!

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    8. Does anything I don’t have to cook count as a 6 ingredient or less recipe? 🙂 (Annie just threw something at me – LOL). I can’t remember if your Pasta a la Vodka has 6 ingredients or less but that would be my pick. How does the lamb pie story stack up against your flambe adventure? Now I REALLY have to run.

    9. This looks delicious!!!!

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    11. Since my meals are known for being “everyday” a lot of my recipes are 6 items or less! Lol Great recipe and giveaway.

      Everyday Mom’s Meals

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    15. My favorite six ingredient recipe is:

      Crouton Chicken

      In a 9×12 pan layer the following ingredients and bake uncovered for one hour at 350.

      1 can of cream of mushroom soup
      4 boneless chicken breast
      4 slices Swiss cheese
      1 can cream of chicken soup
      1 small bag of small croutons

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    57. My fave 6 ingredient recipe is:
      Mac and Cheese

      1 box elbow noodles
      1 cup half and half
      3 tbsp butter
      4 cups Shredded cheddar
      1 tsp dry mustard
      1 cup bread crumbs
      salt and pepper to taste

      Boil noodles just to al dente, drain. In a sauce pan melt 2 tbsp butter and add half and half, dry mustard and 3 cups of the cheese. Stir until melted. In a oven safe dish take remaining butter and rub on the inside of the dish and add the noodles. Pour the cheese mixture over the top making sure to coat everything. Over the top add remaining cheese and bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes at 360 degrees or until bubbling and golden on top.

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    61. I do a tater tot casserole that is 6 ingredients and my fam loves it. Quick n easy! Was sent over from The Country Cook. 😀

    62. Rueben Casserole
      1-14oz can of sauerkraut…rinsed and drained
      2-cups shredded swiss cheese
      1/2 cup-Thousand Island dressing
      1 lb- corned beef cut in bite sized pieces
      5 slices rye bread
      1/3 cup melted butter
      In 2qt baking dish, layer in this order; sauerkraut, 1/2 of cheese, thousand island, corned beef, and last 1/2 of cheese. Toss bread cubes with melted butter and sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 until heated through and bread cubes are browned. Yum!

      New fan of yours on facebook! Shared this link on facebook! Subscribed to your emails! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    63. I recently made delicious stuffed portobello mushrooms- you can stuff them with virtually anything but I sautéed shallots, spinach, and a red pepper, put it in a mushroom, and topped with pesto and a little cheese and then roasted in a 425F oven for 10 minutes… so yummy!

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    71. And I’m making this dish for dinner tonite; it sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing it!

      • I forgot to leave my favorite 6 ingredient dish!
        Chile chicken Tacos

        2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
        4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
        1/2 cup prepared tomato salsa
        1-2 Tb chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
        1 Tb chili powder
        coarse salt and ground pepper
        8 hard corn taco shells

        In slow cooker, combine chicken, garlic, salsa, chiles, chili powder,, 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cover and cook on high about 4 hours or on low, 8 hours.

        Transfer chicken to serving bowl and shred, using two forks; moisten with cooking juices.
        Serve in taco shells, with preferred toppings: shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, limes (optional).

        This is so yummy just as it is, so if you don’t have a bunch of toppings, it won’t suffer!

    72. What a tasty looking 6-ingredient recipe!
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    76. Oooh, this pasta looks incredible and easy. Win-win combo. I am glad I am not the only one who gets the “I dunno” response when asked what they want for dinner. So annoying! Also, I have to admit, I cook like your mom. I never read a recipe through until…uh oh…and then I’m sunk or I fight till the death.

    77. What a great giveaway. So hard to come up with my favorite 6 ingredient dinner – a good one for sure is Chicken marinaded in terikayi sauce, grilled and then put over rice.

    78. I am a foodie and would love to win you pasta giveaway. Thanks for the chance!!!

    79. My favorite 6 ingredients recipe is pine nuts and marjoram pasta… easy, quick and delicious!

      I hope this giveaway is Worldwide… otherwise feel free to delete my comments!

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    82. We like chicken breasts, black beans, corn and salsa cooked in the crockpot on low all day. When I get home from work, I shred the chicken, and mix it all up with an 8 oz. package of low fat cream cheese and serve with tortillas.

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    88. Nice giveaway, and 6 ingredient recipes are just up my alley!

    89. my favorite 6 ingre4dient recipe is something that my family calls ‘the dish’ is basically a baked penne cheesey pasta dish but it’s hearty, warm and filling. yum!

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    92. My fav 6 ingred. recipe is Buffalo Chicken Dip from Creative Kitchen:

      2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
      1/2 cup mayonaise, full fat (don’t skimp and use light)
      1/4 cup sour cream
      1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce
      1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
      8 oz cream cheese softened

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    94. This pasta looks, great. I love the addition of the cabbage. My favorite 6 ingredient meal is a Balsamic Tomato Pasta. Loads of fresh summer tomatoes tossed with pasta, olives and sometimes cheese. If I weren’t so impatient for fall weather and plenty of soups, I’d be craving this again!

    95. 6 ingredient chili!
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    97. Oh you have told me about this pasta so many times and how much Tommy loves it….it looks delicious!
      I can not think of a recipe right now…I have brain freeze!

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    100. I thought you were going to give me a dish of this to take home when we went out a week ago? Hmm. I want some.
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    101. My family loves Busy Day Chicken

      Chicken pieces (we usually use leg quarters)
      Onion soup mix
      3 c. Rice
      Mushroom (or Chicken) soup concentrate.

      Put rice in 9×13 baking dish. lay pieces of chicken over rice. Mix soup concentrate and water and onion soup mix. Pour over chicken and cover with foil. Place in 350* oven for 2 hours.

      So good for how simple it is.


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    105. I love recipes that come together by mistake! my best 6 ingredient recipe is pasta with garlic, chillies and olive oil – a little salt to flavour and some basil for colour 🙂

    106. Your pasta recipe sounds yummy! I am adding it to next weeks menu plan. Thank you!

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    111. Carrot cake is my absolute favorite dessert and this microwave recipe is so easy:

      Mix together:
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      Put the mixture into a microwave-safe pyrex, preferably round, and in about 7 minutes it’s ready!

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    116. My favorite 6-ingredient recipe is very simple, it’s a turkey BLT sandwich:
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    120. How exciting! Hm…my favorite 6 ingredient dish? A good caprese crostini!

    121. One of my favorite recipes, my mom taught me how to make this, it’s so yummy with a side of mashed potatoes.

      Chicken Monterrey

      1 tsp extra virgin olive oil (or butter)
      4 chicken breasts
      2 cups of shredded Monterrey jack cheese
      1/2 c onions (sliced)
      1 c mushrooms (canned or fresh)
      1 clove of garlic (minced)
      1 pinch of Morton’s seasoning salt

      Heat oil in pan, add garlic and onions and cook til translucent, add chicken breasts and grill over medium heat until nearly browned on both sizes, sprinkle with seasoning salt and add mushrooms to pan. Turn heat to low, sprinkle each chicken breast with some shredded cheese, and then cover with skillet lid. Allow cheese to melt then serve immediately.

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    126. My favorite easy 6-ingredient meal is Panzanella: cubes of country-style bread fried in olive oil, ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, thin crescents of red onion, maybe some cubes of red bell peppers, and basil. The dressing I pour over all of this is usually just lemon or red wine vinegar, garlic & olive oil- so altogether maybe a few more than 6 ingredients, but very, very easy and the payoff is enormous! Thank you for this giveaway!

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    131. It is usually the dishes that happen by accident that turn out to be household favorites!

    132. Congratulations on being picked!
      Your recipe looks delicious. Unfortunately, my husband refuses to eat cabbage. Maybe I can trick him? Or maybe use Napa cabbage, which is milder? I’ll have to try it. hee

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      If you make it to the Brooklyn Local, it would be great to meet you!

    133. I recently made a great recipe that included keilbasa, mixed veggies, pasta, cheddar cheese, cream, and a little flour…made an awesome mac and cheese type one dish meal! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    139. how EXCITING! Your Pasta Sbagliata sounds like a winner to me. From reading the recipe, I imagine it taste a lot more extensive/complemented than just 6 ingredients. My Nathan loves pasta and this sounds like a dish I can fix quickly after work. Good luck Lady!!!

      Kay in Texas

    140. Great recipe – good luck in the contest. – PS – I liked you on FB!

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    143. i love dumpcake: 1 (20 ounces) can crushed pineapple, undrained
      1 (21 ounces) can prepared more fruit cherry pie filling
      1 (18.25 ounces) box yellow cake mix
      2 sticks (1 cup or 16 Tablespoons) of butter or margarine, each cut into 12 slices
      1/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, pistachios, cashews
      1 tablespoon sugar

      thanks for the chance!

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    147. Since I’m just learning how to cook, I don’t know many but … the french dip sandwiches I made for dinner last night only had six ingredients and was really good! I surprised myself ….

    148. Ham and Cheese casserole is a great six ingredient recipe to try.
      * 1 (32 ounce) package frozen hash browns
      * 8 ounces sour cream
      * 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
      * 1/4 cup butter, melted
      * 12 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
      * 2 cups chopped cooked ham

      Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
      Press into 13 x 9 2 inch casserole
      Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour or until potatoes in center of casserole are tender.

      Thanks for the chance to win!

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    152. Loved, loved, loved the story! The recipe is great, as well! Cold rainy weekend and this will make the menu.

    153. Honey-Soy Pork Chops
      1/4 cup lemon juice
      1/4 cup honey
      2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
      1 tablespoon sherry or unsweetened apple juice
      2 garlic cloves, minced
      4 boneless pork loin chops
      combine the first five ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork chops.
      Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack.
      over heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting frequently with remaining marinade.

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    157. hi great blog here..and delicious food pics..ty for sharing

    158. […] to stop by my wonderful Giveaway ~ $100 American Express gift card! So simple – follow this link and leave a comment! Winner will be picked September […]

    159. I love the name of this dish.

    160. I love using frittatas as 6 ingredient meals! You can even simplify and use less ingredients!

    161. Your dish sounds wonderful. I found you on foodbuzz. 6 ingredients or less recipe would be my chicken salad – chicken, greek yogurt, celery, pecans, and grapes.

    162. Marinade = lime, cilantro, cumin
      Fajitas = chicken, onion, poblano peppers
      Chop up ingredients, marinate them, bake or grill. My hubby and I have this at least 2x a month!

    163. MMM this recipe made my mouth water!
      My favorite 6 ingredient recipe is for a white homeade pizza.
      1. Flour
      2. Yeast
      Lukewarm Water, Salt

      4. Broccoli or Spinach
      5. Chopped or sliced tomatoes
      6. Cheese
      It also lends itself to many creative variations which is my favoite part! 🙂

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    165. Here’s my favorite
      Pork chops stuffed with bacon and gouda

      2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
      4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
      1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
      1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
      2 (2 1/4 inch thick) center-cut, bone-in pork chops
      1 teaspoon olive oil


      Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
      In a small bowl, combine the cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
      Lay the chop flat on cutting board, and with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone, but leaving the sides intact. Stuff cheese mixture into pocket, and close with a wooden toothpick. Brush meat with oil, and season with salt and more black pepper.
      Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 8 mi

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    167. My favorite 6-ingredient recipe is Baked Eggs with Tomato and Spinach: 8 eggs (separated), half an onion, bunch of spinach, can of diced tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese.

      Mix eggs whites with cheeses. Saute onions, add spinach and tomatoes. Add to egg mixture and pour into small baking pan. Top with egg yolks and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes until puffed and golden. Delicious with crusty french bread!

    168. This sounds like a really great cool-weather dish!

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    172. My favorite 6 ingredient recipe is my roasted asparagus: http://www.ultra-epicure.com/2011/03/kerrygold-throwdown.html
      It is fabulous!!

    173. I followed you on twitter

    174. I liked you on FB

    175. YUMMY! WOW, what a great giveaway! I would have to say that a quick breakfast chilaquiles is my fav. Saute 10 corn tortillas, cut in triangles, in olive oil and fry until cooked. Add green salsa, black beans and cook for 10 minutes, Top with chopped red onions and cheese. Devour!

    176. @singerinkitchen follows @fromBookshelf on Twitter

    177. my favorite is a Bisquick one

    178. I follow you on twitter @tracylr233

    179. My favorite six ingredient recipe is a stuffed green pepper: green pepper, ground beef, tomato sauce, rice, mozzarella cheese and onion. Cook ground beef with onion drain grease, cook rice as directed, clean pepper outside and scoop out inside, add tomato sauce and cooked rice to beef and then stuff in pepper and top with cheese and bake

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    180. tweet

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    182. My family’s favorite 6 ingredients dinner is Creamy Asian Beef Noodle.

      8 ounces soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
      1 1/2 pounds of skirt steak, cut in half or thirds to fit in skillet
      1 pound(s) of snow peas, stem ends removed
      2 tsp. of soy sauce
      8 ounce(s) of 8 ounce Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
      2 Green Onion, chopped

      In a pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.

      Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Season steak with salt and pepper. Cook, turning once, until medium-rare, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer steak to a cutting board and loosely cover with aluminum foil (reserve skillet with juices).

      Add snow peas to skillet and toss with juices. Cook on medium-high heat, tossing occasionally until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add noodles, soy sauce, and cream cheese, cook until warmed through, about 1 minute. Transfer to serving bowls. Slice steak and place on top of noodles. Sprinkle with green onions and enjoy.

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    183. Following you on Twitter now. Handle @utry_it

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    184. Liked you on Facebook, user name Amy Tong

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    185. Subscribed by email!

    186. I love the story behind your recipe! That is how the best recipes are born sometimes right? by mistake! haha I really want to try this!

      My go-to 6 ingredient recipe is!:

      – 1 box corn/gluten free shells
      – 1 cup cubed extra firm tofu
      – 2 huge handfulls of fresh baby spinach
      – A couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
      – About 1/4-1/2 cup graded Pecorino Romano
      – salt and pepper to taste

      Cook the pasta according to directions, lightly saute the cubed tofu with olive oil, toss the spinach in with the warm pasta once it has been drained, stir the spinach in with the pasta and add the rest of the olive oil, stir, toss in the tofu with the pasta, stir, toss the cheese in, stir, salt and pepper to taste… Enjoy!

    187. WHAT a delicious delicious recipe!!! My favorite 6 ingredient recipe is my chicken stock All you need:
      -1 whole chicken

      THAT easy!

    188. adding cabbage is interesting… I’ll have to try that!

      My fav 6 ingredient recipe is a quick pasta dish…

      1 lb rigatoni
      1 large onion, chopped
      a couple of cloves of garlic, minced
      1 lb fresh tomatoes, chopped
      handful of basil, roughly chopped
      1 lb fresh mozzarella
      2 tbsp olive oil
      salt & pepper

      Cook pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat, then add the chopped tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cut the mozzarella into bite sized pieces, drain the pasta (when it is al dente) and toss everything together. Top with the chopped basil and you are good to go!

    189. Ooh this looks so good! I love to make simple crustless quiches, using 4 eggs, 1 cup of milk or half-and-half, some veggies and cheese. Bake in pie dish for 45-50 minutes in a preheated 350 oven.

    190. I’m a fan of your blog on Fb!

    191. Loved the pasta sbagliata story and never heard of cabbage (or cole slaw mix) in pasta. going off to “like” you on FB and follow you on twitter.

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