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Easy One-Pot 15-Minute Dinner

Easy One-Pot 15-Minute Dinner

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This meal can literally be on the table in 15 minutes from start to finish. While I certainly wouldn't call it "gourmet", it's flavorsome and filling, and for an after-work-and-school weeknight dinner, isn't that what really counts?


Best of all, it utilizes mostly pantry items: spaghetti (or rice), canned tomatoes, corn and olives. For the meat I used a combination of hot dogs and sliced smoked turkey breast, but leftover chicken (either diced or shredded) works well too.


If you want to spend a little extra time and up the flavor a bit, you could add 2 tablespoons for tomato paste and a sautéed onion.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1lb.) box spaghetti
  • 3 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can corn
  • 6 slices smoked turkey breast, cubed
  • 4 beef hot dogs, sliced
  • ½ cup sliced olives
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions:

  1. Fill a pot with hot water. Cover and bring to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until tender.
  2. Drain the water and add in the rest of the ingredients. Cover and cook until hot. Serve.


Miriam Szokovski is the author of the historical novel Exiled Down Under, and a member of the Chabad.org editorial team. She shares her love of cooking, baking and food photography on Chabad.org’s food blog, Cook It Kosher.
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Renee Shilkin Perth Western Australia April 13, 2017

Salt in recipes Hi Miriam
Your recipes are interesting and tasty but I am horrified by the amount of salt, and constant finding of salt in every recipe I see--not just yours but virtually all recipes on the internet. There really isn't any need for everything to have added salt and it is a cause of high blood pressure for so many people. As a doctor I appeal to people who put recipes on the internet to omit the salt and let the flavours of the foods predominate. If people really want salt they can add it themselves and allow the many people who shouldn't have extra salt in their diet to stay healthier. Reply

Miriam Szokovski January 30, 2017

Healthier option Hi Avi,

That is why I gave the option of using leftover chicken instead. You could also omit the meat/chicken entirely and eat it as a vegetarian meal. Reply

Jeannette Israel January 27, 2017

Another variation It would also work with canned tuna. I would use 2 cans of tuna in brine, drained, although tuna in oil or tuna in water would also work.

If you prefer a bit of oil in your pasta, then don't drain the tuna in oil - dump the whole lot in and mix well. Reply

Avi schryber Israel January 27, 2017

Sounds lovely and very quick to make ! The only problem is that hot dogs are full of saturated fats and chemicals and smoked turkey breast is a very unhealthy food to eat . So can we have some healthy and quick meals please ! Reply

Naomi Valley Glen, CA January 26, 2017

On target Very simple, humble, delicious. What's not to love? Thanks, Miriam! Reply

jim dallas January 24, 2017

something in my range! right up my alley too, might make some later.
i also am inspired by the abstractly worked pics, very scholarly, very art-minded. Reply

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Miriam SzokovskiMiriam Szokovski is the author of the historical novel Exiled Down Under, and a member of the Chabad.org editorial team. She shares her love of cooking, baking and food photography on Chabad.org’s food blog, Cook It Kosher.
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