Effortless Eats: Pantry Pasta with a Sweet and Salty Twist
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Effortless Eats: Pantry Pasta with a Sweet and Salty Twist

When dinner time is drawing near and you're looking for inspiration, let this alluring pantry pasta come to your rescue. This dish crafts a culinary symphony from staple ingredients, where the humble raisin takes center stage, plumping up delightfully in the pasta's simmering pot. It melodically counterbalances the saltiness of the feta and the tangy excitement of olives crackling in chile oil. Should you choose to forego anchovies, you'll still savor a vegetarian-friendly feast. A sprinkle of parsley serves as the grand finale, promising a stress-free yet gourmet experience even when your shelves seem bare.<\/p>

Ingredients (for 4 servings):<\/p>
- 12 oz. of your favorite short pasta such as rigatoni<\/p>
- A pinch of Kosher salt to taste<\/p>
- 3/4 cup golden raisins, the secret ingredient<\/p>
- 1/3 cup of the finest extra-virgin olive oil<\/p>
- 1 cup pitted Castelvetrano olives, roughly chopped<\/p>
- 2 tsp. mild red pepper flakes, with a bit extra for the daring<\/p>
- Zest from one vibrant lemon<\/p>
- 3 garlic cloves, minced to perfection<\/p>
- 4 oz. crumbled feta, the salty treasure<\/p>
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped parsley, plus some tender leaves for garnishing<\/p>
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, or to your taste<\/p>

Embark on this culinary voyage, where simplicity breeds sophistication, and unveil a luscious dish that proves you don't need a bounty to create something truly sumptuous. Enjoy!<\/p> #PantryPasta #EasyRecipes #Homemade #ComfortFood #VegetarianOptions #Foodie #DinnerIdeas #SimpleCooking