poor man's pasta

We all have our go-to, super easy meals that we turn to on those nights where cooking is the last thing you want to do and time is the last thing you have. Last night was one of those nights.

So, we made 'poor mans pasta!' This is one of Mike's bachelor day recipes that he came up with.

All you need is:

2 medium yellow squash
2 medium zuchinni
a handful of fresh green beans
1/3 box of pasta
parm cheese

boil the pasta according to the directions
fill a large, shallow saucepan with water and bring water to a boil
cut the zucchini and squash in half and then cut into 1/2 pieces
cut off the icky end of the green bean and cut them in half
throw zucchini, squash and green beans in boiling water, add salt
boil for 10 minutes
add pasta
serve on plate - include a little bit of the water
add shaky cheese all over! go crazy!
salt and pepper to taste

easy, quick, healthy and yummy! Oh, and cheap.


  1. This looks delicious! I make meals like this all the time! I guess you could say I live off the poor mans diet haha ;)

  2. Yum! I am going to add this to my recipe box. Thanks Celeste!

  3. Whenever we are lacking food in the house we make a sandwich (we made up the name) called a Pizzami. It's fancy mountain bread with mozzarella and grilled on the stove. Then it's dipped in pizza sauce. LOL xoxo A-

  4. Anonymous8.6.12

    MMM! That looks delicious and oh-so-fresh! We had a pasta dinner the other night too. I took a jar of Trader Joe's Pasta Sauce, added those exact same veggies, minus the beans, and added onions. Real good!!


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