What I Ate This Week

What I Ate This Week | The Easiest Pasta Bake and a Thank You!

Easiest Pasta Bake

Before I get to what I ate this week, I just want to say thank you for all of your support on the launch of Potluck. I really appreciate the tweets, pins, and recipe submissions! We have a lot of tasty content planned over the next few weeks. Thanksgiving-related content! Vegetarian Thanksgiving-related content! So be sure to check back often for that.

And here’s what I ate!

Easiest Pasta BakeEasiest Pasta Bake // I will admit, this blog has me making fewer throw-together recipes than I used to. Before I started blogging, I’d make a few new recipes each week, but also a few quick meals like tacos, pasta, stir fries, and things like that. This is one that I used to make all the time, pre-blogging. I boil some pasta and while I’m doing that, I sautΓ© some veggies in about a tablespoon of olive oil. I drain the pasta, toss it with the veggies, then stir in some jarred pasta sauce. I put the whole thing in a casserole dish, top with mozzarella cheese, and bake it at 350ΒΊF, until the cheese melts (about 10 minutes or so). So simple!

Sweet Potato Patties with Caramelized Onions & MushroomsSweet Potato Patties with Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms from Fabtastic Eats // Oh man! OH MAN! You should really make these. I didn’t have time to caramelize the onions, so if you’re short on time, you can just sautΓ© them and this recipe will still be delicious. With the barbecue sauce on top, these kind of reminded me of veggie burgers, sans bun.

Chai Pumpkin OatmealChai Pumpkin Oatmeal from Healthy Green Kitchen // I had pumpkin leftover from another recipe, which is a good excuse to make pumpkin oatmeal, right? This is a filling, hearty fall breakfast right here!

Roasted Broccoli Grilled CheeseRoasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese from Two Peas & Their Pod // Roasted broccoli is delicious. Grilled cheese is delicious. Together? OMG DELICIOUS. Get out of my dreams, get into my car. Or mouth. Whatever.

Cauliflower Soup with ShiitakesCauliflower Soup with Shiitakes from Cooking Light // I love a good creamy cauliflower soup. I made this with vegetable stock instead of chicken stock, which is an easy substitute that has never failed me. Don’t not make a recipe because it calls for chicken stock!

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29 Comments

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    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh
    October 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

    We had spaghetti last night…sometimes pasta is just all you’ve got strength for. Thank goodness it’s delicious too! Might have to try me some of the cauliflower soup!

    Have a great weekend!

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      Kiersten
      October 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      There’s nothing wrong with a pasta dinner!

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    Christine @ Gotta Eat Green
    October 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I used to make that same pasta casserole! Like every week. Haha so simple! Those sweet potato patties look UNREAL!! Yumm!

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      Kiersten
      October 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      I used to make it almost every week too! I love easy meals like that. πŸ™‚

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    Eat Good 4 Life
    October 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

    This pasta bake looks awesome but that grilled cheese broccoli sandwich is pretty much calling my name πŸ™‚ What great healthy recipes!!

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    Caitlin
    October 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

    i’m making that grilled cheese for dayv this weekend! it’s exactly what i was looking for πŸ˜‰

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      Kiersten
      October 27, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      Chris loooooved it. πŸ™‚

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    McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN | Nutrition Stripped
    October 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I’m all over that Chai Pumpkin Oatmeal- goodness! Also, Potluck is such a success and I’m more than happy to be contributing! xo McKel

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      Kiersten
      October 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you so much for your help with it! You are the best! πŸ˜€

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    dishing up the dirt
    October 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Loving the sweet potato patties! That grilled cheese has my name written on it too! yum

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    Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ
    October 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I find canned tomatoes also great to make a no-fuss pasta. Love the chia pumpkin oatmeal!

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    dixya| food, pleasure, and health
    October 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    that grilled cheeseee

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    Maria
    October 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Everything looks so good! Thanks for featuring our grilled cheese! Love the new potluck site! Congrats!

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      Kiersten
      October 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      We loved the grilled cheese–so good!

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    [email protected]
    October 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    The Sweet Potato Patties with Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms look really good.

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    October 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I want those sweet potato patties for the lunch!

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    Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board
    October 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I am definitely going to try those sweet potato patties soon – I’m so glad you shared them!

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      Kiersten
      October 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      They are amazing! Especially with the BBQ sauce on top. πŸ™‚

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    sowmya
    October 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I love the soup.. I tried cauliflower soup .. it came out so yum !! thanks keirsten for the recipe πŸ™‚

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      Kiersten
      October 27, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      I’m glad you liked it too! πŸ™‚

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    October 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    We enjoy this type of pasta dish too. I love that you can throw in any veggie that the CSA brings that week. My girls love the left-overs too.

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    Tracy
    October 28, 2013 at 12:56 am

    The second I read the BBQ + sweet potato recipe, those flavors instantaneously made sense together. The Billy Ocean reference made me die!

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      Kiersten
      October 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      I sing that song to my husband all the time and it absolutely horrifies him. πŸ™‚ And yes, the sweet potato patties are so good–I love BBQ sauce with my sweet potato fries too!

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    Nicole
    October 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Beautiful food pictures as usual! I’m with you on the easy pasta bake — I used to make a similar one often but haven’t made it in awhile. Now I have it in my brain for when I need an easy dinner idea! And I’ve never done grilled cheese with broccoli, but it sounds fantastic!

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      Kiersten
      October 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      I want broccoli in ALLLLL of my grilled cheese now. πŸ™‚

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    October 31, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Love the potluck site! Congrats Kiersten πŸ™‚

    I’m a sucker for pumpkin oatmeal. Yum!

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      Kiersten
      November 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you, Kiran! πŸ™‚

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats
    November 4, 2013 at 11:32 am

    ohmygosh! I am so happy you tried and enjoyed the sweet potato patties! They’re a favorite of mine too, you can’t go wrong with bbq sauce!! Thank you! πŸ™‚

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      Kiersten
      November 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you for the recipe–they were awesome!

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