Johnny Marzetti- Lizzy McAvoy- The Girl in the Apron
1 Box Dried Pasta, Cooked and Strained
4 TBSP Olive Oil
1 Medium Onion, diced
1 12 oz Package Veggie Crumbles, (I used Morningstar Veggie Crumbles) OR…
1 lb Ground Protein (ex. Beef, Chicken, Turkey)
¼ tsp Onion Powder
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
¼ tsp Italian Seasoning or Dried Basil (Optional)
Pinch Red Pepper Flake (optional)
1 24oz Jar Pasta Sauce
1 13 oz Bag Frozen Green Peas
¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, plus extra for garnish
Here’s How You Do It:
In a large pan, saute onions in olive oil on medium high heat until tender, 2-3 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium low. Add veggie crumbles (or other cooked protein). Mix together.
Season crumbles and onions with garlic powder, onion powder and dried herbs. Stir together.
Reduce heat to low and add pasta sauce. Fill pasta sauce jar a quarter of the way with water (roughly ½ - ¾ cup water), shake well and add to pot. Add red pepper flake.
Combine frozen peas and pasta. Simmer together for 2-3 mins. Add grated parmesan cheese and ENJOY!
How to Boil Perfect Pasta:
Fill a large pot halfway to three-fourths of the way with cold water. Don’t fill too high to prevent overboiling.
Bring water to a rolling boil on high heat.
When water is boiling add 3-4 healthy pinches of kosher salt.
Add box of pasta of your choice. Don’t throw away the box!!! The perfect cook time for pasta is on the box.
Bring water back to boil. Refer to box on cooking time.
Keep an eye on the boiling water so it doesn’t boil over, stirring occasionally so pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom of pan.
Taste test pasta to be sure it is to your preferred doneness. Strain and enjoy perfectly cooked pasta.