Creamy Broccoli Rigatoni

Creamy Broccoli Rigatoni

This recipe started on one of those nights that I felt creative in the kitchen but was pressed for time. You know when you get home from a long day at work and the last thing you want to do is spend two hours creating a gourmet meal? This was one of those days. So I took inventory of what we had on hand in the pantry and the refrigerator and thought, okay what can I make that’s easy and delicious?

I like to have some staples on hand at all times that can be used to make a variety of dishes. Most people have all of these ingredients at home or something they could substitute. Dried pasta are a great thing to stock up on. I always buy a few different varieties when they go on sale.

We typically have onions and garlic on hand and I always try to have a pack of sundried tomatoes in the house because they can be so versatile when making any dish. Recently, I’ve added heavy cream to my list of staples in the house. It comes in handy when you’re making sauces or desserts and has a great shelf life in the refrigerator.

Different varieties of cheese can always be found in our deli drawer. Cheese is always a great snack food, but can also be used in so many ways. It’s great for salads, pasta, pizza and garlic bread, and it’s always helpful to have several types on hand.



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