What do you put in pasta when you have nothing?

Cream soup, like chicken or onion or mushroom. A couple of beaten egg yokes and a little of the pasta water mixed into the drained hot pasta, salt pepper and parmesan cheese (or cheddar, if that’s all you have) and optionally some crispy bacon bits if you have them.

What to put in pasta to make it more filling?

Pack in Protein

Skinless chicken (grilled, baked, or sautéed) instantly turns pasta into a filling main course. Steamed, grilled, or sautéed shrimp is another delicious choice to top off your noodles. Even meatballs can be a healthy pasta topper when made with lean ground chicken or turkey.

How do you make meal prep pasta?

Cook pasta according to the package directions, but leave it al dente so it’s not mushy when you reheat it. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Add olive oil. Toss the pasta with a splash of olive oil to keep it from sticking together.

How do you make plain pasta taste better?

Olive oil or butter and herbs. Adding a fat to the pasta makes it taste better if you’re poor and need something. I also add oregano and/or basil. Tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, garlic, herbs.

Should I add butter to pasta?

Should you put butter on pasta? Adding a fat to cooked pasta makes the sauce less likely to adhere to the pasta. If you are just having a simple dish of buttered pasta then no problem. Melt the butter, toss the pasta in with the butter and perhaps add some of the pasta water to create your sauce.

How do you add flavor to boiling pasta?

A generous amount of salt in the water seasons the pasta internally as it absorbs liquid and swells. The pasta dish may even require less salt overall. For a more complex, interesting flavor, I add 1 to 2 tablespoons sea salt to a large pot of rapidly boiling water.