This week’s quick and easy weeknight dinner came about based on items that were on sale at Publix. Do you plan your meals/grocery list around sales?
I often try to for a couple reasons. Obviously to save money and also to try things that might not normally make my list.
This week that was Buitoni Fettuccine and grape tomatoes, which turned into a very scrumptious dinner.
Cheesy, Tomato and Chickpea Fettuccine
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp dried basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup shaved parmesan
- more salt to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.
In a pan over medium heat add olive oil, tomatoes, basil, garlic powder, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chickpeas, tossing to coat.
Drain pasta and return to pot. Mix tomatoes with pasta, adding cheese and more salt to taste.
Serve on top of spinach for added nutrition and possibly a glass of wine for relaxation.
Do you plan your grocery list based on weekly specials?