Pasta— In the microwave?

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No, you say, it can’t be done! It can! Take a microwaveable bowl, any desired size, and add the “raw” pasta to about half way (adding more will cause your water to boil over). Add water, leaving some room from the top for boil space, and place in microwave on microwaveable plate (this is for just in case your water does boil over). Read the suggested time to cook the pasta on the back of the box on stove top and add about 3 to 4 minutes, depending on the wattage of your microwave, to insure proper cooking.

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While the pasta is cooking in the microwave- keep an eye on it in case of boil over or any other complications- prepare your sauce. That is not to say that you can only use spaghetti sauce either. Try something different, like Zesty Italian Ranch or Cajun Cheddar! Once your pasta is done- make sure to check for correct consistency- take it out of the microwave and strain water into sink and let cool for about 1 minute (Be careful! It’ll be hot!). Once the pasta has cooled a bit, add your sauce, cheese, spices, or whatever you want and place back in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds, depending on your wattage again. Take out, add whatever toppings you like- I recommend pepperoni- and enjoy!

Yum!!!

 

~Genevieve~

Psst! Wanna know a little extra secret? If you have leftover meat or vegetables of any kind just laying in the refrigerator that you have no idea what to do with, add them to the top of your pasta dish and get a nice tasty surprise.

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