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Pasta Shells in Tomato Sauce


  • 1 cup of pasta shells

  • ½ cup of pasta sauce

  • 1 slice of whole wheat bread

  • 2 cups of water

* You can use gluten free pasta and/or meat sauce if so desired

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Estimated Cost: $4.00
Serving Size: 1-2


  • medium-sized pot

  • sauce pan

  • Colander


  1. Fill pot with two cups of water and place on stove, while turning heat to high setting and bringing water to a steady boil

  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and add 1 cup of pasta

  3. Stirring occasionally, allow pasta to cook for 10-12 minutes until preferred tenderness

  4. While pasta is cooking, pour ½ cup of pasta sauce into medium sauce pan

  5. Place medium sauce pan containing pasta sauce on small burner and set to medium heat, stirring occasionally. Allow sauce to come to a simmer

  6. Once simmering, turn off heat and cover with lid; leave sauce pan on burner until pasta is ready

  7. Once pasta is cooked to your liking turn burner off

  8. Place pasta strainer in sink

  9. Remove pot from burner and bring over to sink. Pour pasta along with water from pot into strainer and allow all the water to drain

  10. Scoop pasta into bowl and add pasta sauce

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