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Quick Pasta Lunches in Just 15 Minutes

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Even though a lot of people believe pasta to be a high-calorie food, the body actually processes it very quickly and it can make for a quick and easy lunch. Regardless of whether you're making spaghetti, macaroni, tagliatelle or whichever other pasta, you need to follow the cooking instructions written on the package strictly. Let us offer you 3 quick recipes for a pasta lunch; you can substitute the spaghetti with a pasta of your choice:

Pasta à la Minute

Ingredients: 10.5 oz spaghetti, 7 large slices of ham, 7 oz processed cheese, 1 small cup of sour cream, 2 tbsp olive oil, several bunches of fresh oregano and basil, salt and black pepper to taste.

Preparation: Put the spaghetti to boil according to package directions. Heat the olive oil and saute the finely chopped ham in it. Turn the stove off, without taking the pot off. Carefully add the sour cream and processed cheese to the sauteed ham (the processed cheese needs to melt). Stir well, season with salt and black pepper and finally sprinkle the sauce with the finely chopped fresh spices. Pour it over the cooked spaghetti.

Pasta with Ham

Vegetarian Pasta

Ingredients: 10.5 oz spaghetti, 1 onion head, 1 green and 1 red pepper, 2 carrots, 5 tomatoes, 1 garlic clove, several bunches of fresh basil and fresh oregano, 2/5 cup white wine, 4 tbsp olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste.

Preparation: Cut the onion and peppers into strips, grate the carrots, chop the garlic finely. Saute them all in the olive oil until softened, then pour in the wine to them. Once the liquid boils off, add the grated tomatoes and salt it to taste.

Saute on low heat until the sauce thickens. Once everything is ready, add the black pepper and finely chopped herbs and spices. Pour this sauce over the spaghetti that you've boiled in the meantime according to package directions.

Classic Pasta with Mince

Ingredients: 10.5 oz spaghetti, 7 oz mince, 5.5 oz mushrooms, 1 onion head, 2 garlic cloves, 4 tomatoes, salt and black pepper to taste, 4 tbsp olive oil, 1 bay leaf, several bunches of fresh basil and oregano.

Pasta with Mince

Preparation: Boil the spaghetti according to package directions. Saute the finely chopped onion and garlic in the olive oil and add the mince to them, stirring to prevent lumps from forming. After they're braised slightly, add the finely chopped mushrooms, bay leaf and grated tomatoes. Once the sauce thickens, season it with salt and black pepper, take out the bay leaf and add the finely chopped herbs and spices.