Taylor’s Table – Episode 25 – Kitchen Sink Pasta

On today’s episode of Taylor’s Table, we talked about one of my favorite, go-to dishes, “kitchen sink pasta”. Now you may be thinking, I know where this is going & honestly, you’re right! It’s everything but the kitchen sink & a great staple for when you need to exit all your veggies out of the fridge!

What you need are as follows:

  1. Whatever veggies you have leftover (onions, bell pepper, carrots, spinach, squash, etc)
  2. Ground turkey, chicken, beef, or whatever leftover meat you have
  3. Your favorite type of pasta (farfelle, penne, ziti, angel hair)
  4. Your favorite pasta sauce (I used a can of tomatoes & olive oil)
  5. GARLIC
  6. Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic seasoning

First things first, assemble the ingredients! I chopped all my veggies super fine before adding them to the pan.

You’ll want to brown your meat and discard any excess fat/oils. I used ground turkey so I didn’t have any grease to get rid of. You’ll want to do this first, before adding the veggies. Once everything is married together & not as crunchy, add your garlic! Turn down to medium heat.

I had some pre-minced garlic that I threw in along with a can of tomatoes. This is the part where you’d add your sauce.

You’ll also want to add 2-3 cups of water. Add half a box of pasta (1 box is about 6 servings), uncooked and make sure the liquid is covering all the pasta.

Cover the entire dish and let sit for about 5 minutes. Uncover, stir, add more liquid if necessary.

** This is also a great recipe to use up any left over gravies, sauces, or broth! **

Cover and let stand for another 5-10 minutes. Check one piece of pasta to make sure they’re cooked. Cut the heat and set to the side.

Wait another 5 minutes, uncover and add your favorite shredded cheese or fresh basil. Serve your garlic bread, toast or side salad!