{One Pot Wonder} Jambalaya Pasta

This pasta dish is creamy comfort in a single bowl! A single, quick and easy meal that cooks in a single pan. This {One Pot Wonder} Jambalaya Pasta is chock full of hearty meats and liberally seasoned with spices. It’s perfect for the busiest of nights, or even any day when time gets away from you.

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{One Pot Wonder} 15 Minute Taco Pasta

Some days I seriously don’t think I’d survive without my quick one pot meals. Seriously. With everything life throws at me some days having these quick and easy meals the whole family can get behind is my saving grace. It may not be actual tacos, but it tastes just as good without all the chopping, dicing, etc.

Give it a try and this recipe for 15 Minute Taco Pasta will soon be just as stained and well-worn as some of the other quick and easy family favorites in your recipe binder.

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{One Pot Wonder} Mexican Chicken & Rice

The great thing about this dish? (I mean besides the incredibly tasty flavors) It can all be made in one pot. All of it. Rice and all. It’s like magic. Dinner magic. One pot to dirty, one pot to clean, one delicious meal to consume. And if I haven’t convinced you yet… it’s quick. Super quick. Less than 30 minutes quick. Don’t believe me? Here, let me walk you through it.

Cook chicken –> stir everything else in –> let cook 20 minutes –>DONE. Piece. of. chicken & rice. cake.

{One Pot Wonder} Mexican Chicken & Rice

4 Sons 'R' Us: Mexican Chicken & Rice

recipe adapted from Yellow Bliss Road

Directions

1. Cut chicken into one inch pieces and season with salt & pepper. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add chicken. Cook until just barely browned, but not cooked through.
2. Add one cup of long grain white rice and saute for one minute. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and fluffy. If there is still liquid in the pan, uncover and simmer until the liquid is reduced.

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Buen provecho!

One Pot Spaghetti

Do you ever have those days, or nights, where there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day? Here you were getting off work, helping with homework, tidying the house with hours to spare until dinner when all of a sudden you check the clock and it’s already almost time to sit down at the table? Happens to me all too often. Just for those nights I like to have a list of quick, easy meals that use ingredients I always have on time. Especially on those nights, rushing to get a hearty meal on the table, a meal that makes minimal mess is essential. One Pot Spaghetti, wish it’s special secret ingredient, is at the top of my list. It’s easy to throw together, and has a to die for taste that will impress even the most traditional spaghetti lovers. From the time you begin, you can be seated at the table with your family enjoying an un-rushed conversation over a hearty, hot meal in less than 30 minutes.

One Pot Spaghetti

4 Sons 'R' Us: One Pot Spaghetti

  •  1 lb ground beef (or sausage)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 oz spaghetti, whole or broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan

Directions

  1. In a Dutch Oven, or a large pot, brown the meat with the onion. Drain.
  2. Add garlic and let cook until fragrant, about one minute.
  3. Add broth, spaghetti sauce, and water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add spaghetti and reduce heat.
  5. Cook covered 17-20 minutes, or until the noodles are al dente, stirring occasionally. Add more water if needed.
  6. Stir in parmesan cheese.

You will never want to cook spaghetti the old way again. It’s incredibly tasty, and one pot makes clean up a breeze.

4 Sons 'R' Us: One Pot Spaghetti