I don't think there is any comfort food more comforting than pasta. It's so versatile - the amount of different pasta dishes that exist are countless. Each one is just as comforting as the last!
The last few weeks have been pretty hard on me, so pasta for dinner just had to happen. And, especially when I'm feeling stressed, it feels so easy and care-free to know that pasta goes with anything. I literally just checked out what was in my fridge/pantry and threw it together. This ended up being a fantastic combo, so I hope you give it a shot!
To add to the comfort of this meal, the prep is actually pretty relaxing. Featuring shell peas, I was opening pods and taking the peas out with ease. It's amazing how soothing and therapeutic that can be! This dish also features rosemary infused olive oil, which makes your house/apartment smell heavenly, especially if you are making it from scratch.
So next time you need some comfort and relaxation, turn to pasta. Specifically this pasta. It hits the spot!
Flavorful Tomato Penne with Broccoli, Radish, and Peas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
You Will Need:
*To make your own rosemary infused olive oil real quick, simply heat some olive oil on low on the stove with sprigs of rosemary in it until very fragrant, about 20 minutes. If you have some time, heat for just 5-10 minutes and then pour into a new bottle including the sprigs and refrigerate overnight. Aim for 6 sprigs per cup of olive oil.
What is your favorite comforting pasta combination?
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