Roasted Bell Pepper Rotini

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 1, 2008

I’ve been holding onto summer. It has been warm and still very much feels like summer! Until today! The high is only 68. Fall is upon us! I’ve just got to make one last pasta salad!

Ingredients
8 oz Rotini ($.50)
2 Chicken Breasts ($2)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese ($.41)
1 green pepper, roasted ($.79)
3 T EVOO/2 T vinegar ($.40), Italian spices or favorite dressing
Salt/Pepper
3 ears of corn ($1)

Directions
1. Boil pasta according to package. Drain and set aside.
2. Cut bell pepper in half. Place in baking dish or bread pan and roast at 450 for 10-15 minutes. Let cool. Slice or dice it.
3. Cook chicken breasts and dice them. Or dice them and cook them (I like this way…seems they cook faster and you know they’ve cooked through without having to cut into them!).
4. Combine pasta, chicken, peppers, cheese and dressing. Stir through and serve cold or warm, however you and yours like it!
5. Boil or microwave corn.

Cost $5.10 (This will yield LOTS of leftovers…so we’ll let the $.10 slide!)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Miriam October 1, 2008 at 8:32 pm

ooo, this sounds GOOD! I might have to try it if I can squeeze another pepper or two from my garden :)

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Patricia Miller February 17, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I tried this and it’s definitely a keeper. Thank you! I roasted 2 green peppers (because I love them so much) and added some kidney beans for filler and fiber. Love your site!!

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