Lazy One-Serving Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

I have no patience for pasta dishes from scratch. They may taste amazing, but I rarely take the time to prepare them except on weekends…maybe.

Well, this weekend I didn’t feel like making anything from scratch, but I did feel like a nice bowl of pasta with marinara sauce. So I looked in my pantry and found the only two ingredients I needed: pre-measured pasta and red sauce.

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This corn pasta is tied into small single serving batches. If you want pasta for one, make one batch. If you want pasta for two, throw two batches into the pot, etc. I got these at my local Asian supermarket. Check yours out – even if they don’t have this exact product, they have loads of two ingredient rice noodles and other types of noodles that work for people who want simple foods. You can also make this into a DIY by taking your favorite gluten free spaghetti and tying it into small one-serving batches, then storing the batches together in a jar or a bag.

With single serving pasta, you even get to use a smaller pot to boil water in.

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Throw a large pinch of sea salt (or any type of salt) into the water and boil it. Then put one batch of noodles into the water.  Once they’re fully submerged, stir them to make sure they don’t stick together. Let them boil for about 5-7 minutes until they’re just underdone. Put them in a strainer and rinse briefly with cold water.

In a small saucepan, add your sauce of choice. Mine is Hoboken Farms’ Big Red Marinara Sauce, which I discovered at the Gluten Free Expo this year. You can buy it at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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It’s gluten free, has no preservatives, and has very few ingredients – just what’s necessary to make a great sauce.

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Put about a cup of that at medium heat (on the same burner to save energy), and once it’s bubbling just a little bit, add the pasta and stir it in well. Let the mix of pasta and sauce cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring once or twice.

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Pour into a bowl and serve.

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And there you have it! A great pasta dish the laziest way possible – you don’t even have to measure the spaghetti out.

Keep on living the wheat free life!

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