Literally, every. Single. Night.
Here's what I look like after I walk through the door after work on a chilly winter weeknight: a shell of myself. Here's what I'm wearing: a blanket slung around my shoulders (drafty apartment!) and one shoe, because after I removed its partner, I realized I couldn't be bothered with the other. Here's what I want to eat because it will make everything—everything, I tell you—better: pasta.
More specifically, pantry pasta—aka, noodle-centric dishes that are mainly composed from shelf-stable ingredients you can keep in your pantry for ages, which often come together off-the-cuff (or at a minimum, with relative ease). Like, aglio e olio, or pasta con ceci.
In fact, we all love (and rely on!) these back-pocket pasta dinners so much that we're making our latest recipe contest all about them. Enter our shiny new contest, "Your Best Pantry Pasta," from stage left. Or stage right. Whatever. Just get those pantry pasta recipes out here, would you?!
Submissions are now open, until March 1 at 6 p.m. ET. A couple ground rules:
We read every submission and test as many as possible. But that’s a lot of reading and a lot of testing. We’re counting on you to help, too. Peruse the submission pages and make (and favorite!) any recipe that catches your eye. Then, share feedback on the recipe page. We take all this feedback into account as we narrow down to the top five, which will be announced on March 20.
For a full refresher on how the whole contest process works, check this out.
Best of luck and get ready for those pasta twirls!
Editors' Note: On Jan. 29, 2019, we made a few small tweaks to the rules above in order to clarify the guidelines, and give entrants more creative freedom. We hope this will lead to even more delicious pasta entries. Yay!
What's your go-to pantry pasta? Let us know in the comments—then, enter the recipe in our contest!
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