Pinterest Challenge - Day 13 - Spicy Margharita Pasta

Day 13 Pinspiration - Click here for a link to my pin & here

 Gotta give credit where credit is due - this pin came from Flickr & Yum Sugar.

My Version - Spicy Margharita Pasta

This has become my go to meal on nights when I just don't feel like cooking but still want something yummy.  My rendition is actually inspired by both the pins above.  I will warn you it is pretty spicy but really good!

Here are the basic ingredients...Vermicelli noodles, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 Tablespoons minced onion, 1-2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper, Pinch of Red Chili Flakes, Squeeze of Lemon Juice, Parmesan Cheese.

I also add in whatever I have in my fridge that is calling my name...I love adding spinach, tomato, zuchinni and chicken.

I start my water boiling for the vermicelli noodles and throw the olive oil in a pan on medium low.  Once it heats up I throw in all my veggies, salt & pepper and chili flakes.

I also start the grill for my chicken (if I don't already have some in the fridge) and cook my chicken for 14 minutes.  I love marinating my chicken in Kraft Roasted Red Pepper Italian Dressing and typically cook a chicken breast or two during the weekend to use for sandwiches, quesadillas or pasta for fast weeknight meals or lunches.

I cook my pasta according to the package instructions and once everything is done I toss the noodles, veggies and chicken in a bowl.

And then I squeeze some lemon juice on top and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Yum-O!  I love it :)

**Thanks to Shelly @ Shelly No Belly for featuring this recipe on her Friday Five Blog!

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  1. Love this!! I featured it on my "Friday Five" today :)

  2. This looks so good. I will be making this soon.

  3. That looks very yummy! I will have to try it out. I love spicy food. I found you from Shelly's blog. New follower :)