Quick and easy dinner for two
Dinner for two doesn’t have to be extravagant. This great quick meal when there isn’t much food in the pantry. These pasta side dishes are great to have on hand for when you really don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen.

One packet generally serves four people as a side dish but also make a great dinner for two when you add a few extras. This time I added one chopped carrot, roughly 1/4 cup of peas and one small tin of tuna. The idea of adding the extra items is to make more of a nutritionally balanced meal, plus add some more volume to fill you up. Another great bonus is the fact that it cooks in very little time. The directions say you can cook it on the stove top or in the microwave.

I’ve also made this a few times when it’s just me needing dinner. The other half goes into a container in the fridge and that’s lunch for the next day sorted!
quick easy meal


There is a range of optional ingredients that you likely have on hand. Some of the options I have used before are:

  • chopped carrot
  • frozen peas
  • frozen corn
  • chopped broccoli
  • frozen mixed vegetables
  • small or large tin of tuna
  • cooked chicken pieces
  • cooked bacon
  • ham
  • shaved or cooked turkey

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