Thanks to Cans Get You Cooking for sponsoring this Mediterranean Pasta recipe. With a few pantry staples, you can get this quick and easy weeknight dinner on the table in a hurry!
Don’t you love a dinner recipe you can make without a trip to the store? I sure do, which is why my pantry is full of cans, a “cantry” if you will. A well-stocked cantry makes homemade cooking easy. Not only are cans an easy way to keep quality ingredients on hand, they also cut down on prep time. For example, cracking open a can of diced tomatoes is a heck of a lot quicker than seeding, peeling, and chopping your own!
I was striving to make this Mediterranean Pasta with as many pantry ingredients as possible, but I couldn’t resist adding hummus for a rich, creamy texture. The crumbled feta added a nice salty flavor too, but otherwise your pantry is your best friend for this recipe! I’m pretty sure the Lindsay Ripe Green Olives I used are only available by can. I had actually never seen them before, but they’ll be a regular guest around here now. They are buttery, not tart like regular green olives. So good!
What are a few canned goods that are staples at your house? I always have canned tomatoes (soups and casseroles), broths (soups and stews), refried beans (quick burritos or appetizer), and canned fruit in juices (smoothies, baking, or parfaits).
Not only are cans convenient and environmentally friendly, they are fun too! Don’t believe me? Well, I have some news. Cans Get You Cooking has partnered with the hit mobile game FarmVille 2: Country Escape! Now you can harvest fruits and vegetables and, you guessed it, CAN THEM! You can even create your own in-game recipes and can those too. Fun, right? You have to hurry though. The Cans Get You Cooking features are only available until October 5th, so download the app now!
OK, now are you ready for your pantry-friendly Mediterranean Pasta recipe? Let’s dig in!
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