Cooking Vegetarian Pasta for One


Yes, I’m a solo traveler, and I live alone too. Most of the time, I don’t bother cooking. I just make a sandwich, and presto, I’m good to go.

However, I do crave for my favorite food from time to time, and this includes pasta. The challenge is how to make just enough for myself so that I don’t have to keep the leftover in the fridge to eat in the next few days.

I have limited cooking skills, but when I make my vegetarian or seafood pasta, it’s definitely a treat (if I may say so myself).

Here’s my recipe for vegetarian pasta for one serving: Ingredients:

1 cup macaroni pasta (I use the budget-friendly Ideal Gourmet Twist Macaroni)
1 small can (198g) of Jolly Mushrooms (pieces and stems)
1/2 pack (115g) Spanish-style tomato sauce (I use RAM)
2 medium-sized tomatoes
2 tbsp cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

How to cook:

Cooking it is really easy (if I can cook it, anyone can!). For the pasta, boil 4 cups of water, then add a tablespoon of oil and a bit of salt. Put the macaroni into the boiling water for around seven minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.

For the sauce, just sauté the garlic and tomatoes until brown, then the (drained) mushrooms. After the mushroom has been half-cooked, add the tomato sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

It’s really easy eh? I add variety sometimes by adding green peas or spicy tuna.

Sometimes I do get tired of just having mushroom, green peas, and tuna. What can you suggest I add in my pasta that would make it taste as great? (No meat!)

Bon appétit!

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