Homemade Pasta Roni

Introduction

Indulge in the comforting goodness of Homemade Pasta Roni, a delightful twist on the classic packaged pasta dish. With fresh ingredients and a dash of creativity, this homemade version captures the essence of the beloved convenience food, elevating it to a new level of flavor and satisfaction.

Background and History

Pasta Roni, a popular side dish, gained fame in the late 1960s as part of the boxed convenience food trend. Our Homemade Pasta Roni pays homage to this beloved classic while allowing you to savor the rich flavors of a homemade creation, free from preservatives and packed with wholesome goodness.

Serves

4 servings

Time

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Pasta (2 cups)

Choose your favorite pasta shape, such as vermicelli or angel hair.

Chicken Broth (4 cups)

For a savory base.

Butter (2 tbsp)

Adds richness.

Olive Oil (1 tbsp)

For sautéing.

Onion (1 medium, finely chopped)

Enhances flavor.

Garlic (2 cloves, minced)

Adds aromatic depth.

Italian Seasoning (1 tsp)

A blend of oregano, basil, and thyme.

Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup, grated)

Provides a nutty and salty kick.

Salt and Pepper to taste

Adjust according to your preference.

Fresh Parsley (2 tbsp, chopped)

Garnish for freshness.

Instructions

Sauté Pasta

In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add pasta and sauté until golden brown.

Cook Onion and Garlic

Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Sauté until onion is translucent.

Add Broth and Seasoning

Pour in chicken broth and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer.

Simmer Pasta

Reduce heat and let the pasta simmer until it absorbs the broth, stirring occasionally.

Finish with Butter and Cheese

Stir in butter and grated Parmesan cheese, allowing them to melt into the pasta.

Garnish and Serve

Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the pasta before serving. Enjoy your Homemade Pasta Roni!

Nutrition Facts

(Per serving – based on 4 servings)

Calories: 300

Total Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 800mg

Total Carbohydrates: 40g

Protein: 10g

Notes

Customize with additional herbs or vegetables for added flavor.

Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version.

Allergy Warning

Check for gluten and dairy allergies with pasta and cheese. Adjust ingredients accordingly for dietary restrictions.

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