Prep 2 mins
Cook 12 mins
When I was younger, there was a type of pasta called Juniorettes. Using that type of pasta, my mom always made a favorite summer/weekend lunch- which we called Juniorettes. However, all of a sudden, the Creamette company decided to quit making that type of pasta. In response, we stocked up on it, but we were 'afraid' to use it, and eventually the 7 or 8 boxes of Juniorettes became old and we had to throw them away. Despite the tragedy of what happened, we found that a similar pasta- Rotini- could be used to make Juniorettes. Confused? I hope not! Basically, even though we use Rotini, they are still Juniorettes in our hearts...:) Anyways, this simple pasta dish is an alternative to the usual Macaroni and Cheese as well as a favorite summertime meal when we are low on time, or just don't have anything else to make. Everyone loves it- and the hot tomato sauce makes it very filling. I hope you enjoy!
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Cook the Rotini pasta until"Al Dente" (approximately 8-9 minutes, or just test them until done) Drain the pasta.
- While they are draining, pour the can of tomato sauce into the pot in which the pasta was cooked (this will heat up the sauce) Then, add the pasta to the sauce and mix thoroughly (the pasta will also help to heat up the sauce) Serve, and enjoy!
I love this stuff! I used to make it all the time when I was single and broke and too lazy/tired to figure out something to eat. I've made it with many different kinds of pasta, but always add a smidge of butter and some garlic salt. Yum!
When I was a kid we made this dish with the Creamette elbow Macaroni and a can of tomatoes. We called it Creamettes and Tomatoes and I loved it. I make it now with Hunt's Fire Roasted Tomatoes and if you want to, add some cooked shrimp or chicken. Dinner time!
I use elbow macaroni noodles as well. Great as a quick lunch when I am either feeling really picky or don't have much in the house to make for lunch...I always have macaroni and tomato sauce in the pantry. :)