Pesto Tomato Pasta

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Pesto Tomato Pasta
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Description Basil-y one pot pasta.
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: One pot Meals
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1⁄2 t diced dried garlic
  • 1⁄4 t ground black pepper
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil (1 packet)
  • 2 T shelf stable parmesan cheese
  • 1 1⁄2 c water
  • 4 oz uncooked small pasta shapes
  • 1⁄4 c diced sun dried tomatoes
Instructions
  1. At home:
  2. Pack the dry ingredients, except for cheese, in a sandwich bag. Pack the cheese in a small bag and tuck it and the oil in with the bag.
  3. In camp:
  4. Bring water and oil to a boil in your pot. Add in the pasta bag contents for time on pasta package. Lower the heat to maintain a gentle boil (medium or lower flame). When done, take off the stove, cover and let sit for a couple minutes more. Stir in the cheese.
Notes
Pick a small shape of pasta with a 7 minute or less cooking time to conserve fuel use.
Nutritional stats:
671 Calories / 20 grams Fat / 293 mg. Sodium / 6 grams Fiber / 17 grams Protein
Weight (dry):
6 ounces.
Season to taste, those who like salt may wish to add it or more cheese. This is an excellent choice for those following a low sodium diet. The recipe makes a smaller dish, those with large appetites may want to consider doubling it.
To make vegan friendly serve without cheese or use one of the many vegan-Parmesan instead!