Who Says Pasta Needs Sauce?
No matter what kind of pasta you prefer, they're all tasty when drowning in sauce. But every so often, it's nice to go sauceless and just enjoy the pasta with some veggies and a little cheese.
Spaghetti, tortellini, ravioli or penne are all delicious with marinara or Alfredo sauce. The only thing is, the more sauce the heavier the pasta dish. Then if you add chicken or meatballs, the entreé gains even more calories. And while these options are ideal for the chilly fall and winter months, they're not nearly as exciting when the sun shines brightly and the temperature begins to rise. It's on these occasions that less is more. Pasta's still a great dinner option, but a cold pasta salad might be more to your liking. If you're craving something hot though, why not try your pasta without the sauce? It won't be nearly as heavy, and you'll still get the tasty dinner you've been dreaming about. Add a protein and some vegetables, and you have the perfect meal for a warm spring or summer evening.
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