Forget stopping at the store. Pull together a satisfying pasta dinner using what you already have on hand.
Start to cook the shrimp as soon as the pasta goes into the water. Then the sauce will be ready as soon as the pasta is drained. You can substitute sodium-reduced chicken stock mixed with 1 tbsp (15 mL) white wine vinegar for the wine.
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This chunky, richly flavoured sauce heats up well again as leftovers. If you like it spicy, add a pinch of hot pepper flakes.
For the best results and tastiest dish, look for good-quality canned tuna fillets that have been packed in oil.
This fresh pesto comes together in minutes while the pasta is cooking. Its light taste and spring-green colour brightens up any table. Since you need only a small amount for this dish, you can freeze half for another use.
This quick sauce comes together as the pasta cooks to make a dish that's heaps better than any boxed variety. For the best flavour, use extra-old Cheddar.
Look for dried green lentils in bulk and specialty food shops. They are smaller than the more common brown lentil and have exceptional flavour and texture. This thick tomato sauce is a great place to use up a Parmesan rind: add it when adding the tomatoes.
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