Cheesy Pasta Sauce

Pasta with Sauce 007

I was about to call this ‘tomato sauce’ but there isn’t too much tomato


  • 1 cup of pasta
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • salt, pepper and chili powder
  • 1/2 cup of mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen vegetables (mine were broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and peppers)
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (in the future I would use 2)
  • 1/2 cup of cheddar jack cheese, chopped into cubes


Pasta with Sauce 0021) Cook the pasta until mostly cooked (it will finish in the sauce, as I learned from the book Heat and excessive watching of the Food Network)

2) Heat the oil in a large pan to medium heat.

3) Add the onion, salt, pepper and chili powder and cook until the onion begins to turn translucent (3-5 minutes)

4) Add the mushrooms and frozen vegetables and cook until mostly unfrozen (about 5 minutes). You may need to add more oil, if they begin to char but are frozen on the other side.

5) Add the canned tomatoes and cook until boiling.

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6) Add the cheese and pasta and cook until the pasta is finished and the cheese is melted (3 minutes).




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