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Hi. I am Elizabeth. 

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An Easy Dinner with Classico!

An Easy Dinner with Classico!

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If you are anything like me, you have big plans for dinner at the beginning of the week, but as the week goes on and things get busy, I am searching for the easiest thing to make.

Enter Classico. I received the Classico Organic Tomato Basil sauce to try and review. I usually purchase Classico marinara from Costco, because it is our favorite jarred sauce that we have tried over pasta.

It was a use up what is in the fridge kind of dinner. I had been working all day and Dex wasn’t feeling like himself, and Gus unplugged his G-tube in the middle of me trying to cook.

I had to have a friend's help since he can't be trusted to eat through his tube nicely. :)

I had to have a friend's help since he can't be trusted to eat through his tube nicely. :)

Anyway- I thought I would share a quick and easy recipe that used what was in my fridge as well as the yummy jar of Classico sauce.

Veggie Pasta Marinara

Cast of Characters:

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First I heated a little avocado oil and added a good size spoonful of minced garlic (I was out of fresh, so I used the jarred stuff)

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Then, i added two zucchini that I halved and sliced thinly, salt and pepper.

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Once those were almost done, I added sliced white mushrooms and more salt and pepper.

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While I was waiting for the mushrooms to cook down, I boiled the water for our favorite Banza pasta . It is made from chickpeas, and is by far my favorite pasta of any kind! I threw it in once the water was boiling, and let it cook while I finished the sauce.

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Once the mushrooms and zucchini were completely done, I poured in the jar of sauce and let it combine with the veggies and simmer until the pasta was done.

I drained the pasta, and put it in the sauce. Stirred it up and dinner was ready!

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It was so simple, but so good! Gus cleaned his plate, Bryan and I cleaned ours, and Dex tasted the pasta- which is a huge step for him! Pasta is not his favorite sensory experience. :)

I will definitely be making this again! It is Noel family approved.

I would love to hear your favorite, easy meals! I am always looking for new ones!

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