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Ree’s Pantry Pasta

You know those hectic nights when you haven’t planned what’s for dinner and you have about 5 seconds to figure out something somewhat nutritious for your family? These moments are paralyzing because at that moment…….I don’t feel like cooking, let alone thinking.

Ree’s Pantry Pasta


Ree's Pantry Pasta |
These are the nights that pasta is your friend. After watching the video below (courtesy of BlogHer), I was reminded just how easy and fast a good pasta dish can be. I usually use a variety of veggies, with shrimp or chicken, create a sauce and dump it on pasta. But Ree’s version is a little fancier and VERY good! I watched the video below and wrote down everything I needed and each step.  So easy!
I whipped it up in about 10 minutes. This will definitely be on my list for quick last minute dinners……. although it may just find it’s self on the weekly menu.
The idea is to just grab a few items from your pantry to make your dish. Her pantry is a better stocked than mine, so I had to pick up a few items from the grocery to make it just like hers. But really, just experiment with what you have on hand, creating a quick dish that works for you.
I met Ree a few years ago when I was working for The Creative Connection. She was one of the key note speakers and was such a nice gal.

Ree- Pioneer Woman |

 The only photo I can find quickly is a montage of a few people I met that weekend.  In case you’re not sure which one is Ree, she is with me in the 3rd photo down on the left side.
This video shows you quickly. I’ve actually watched it 3 times…….I thought it was pretty good. I may just watch it again.

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Ree's Pantry Pasta

This recipe has not exact measurements. Just add and blend in whatever tastes you'd like. Get creative! Enjoy!


  • One small red onion - diced
  • Minced garlic - I used 3 large cloves
  • Pine Nuts - about a 1/2 cup.
  • 1 regular can diced tomatoes
  • Chicken broth - a splash she says. I used about 3/4 cup
  • Artichoke Hearts - 2 cups or so
  • Green olives and Kalamata olives - roughly chopped. I bought medium jar of mixed.
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pesto
  • Feta cheese


  1. While the onion and garlic are sauteing, place the pine nuts in the oven on broil to toast, or toast in a skillet on the stove top.
  2. Add tomatoes to the onions/garlic and bring to a boil.
  3. Add olives, artichoke hearts and chicken broth
  4. Reduce heat so it's just a simmering boil.
  5. Add salt and pepper
  6. In a large sauce pan, boil water for your pasta. (I used a full box of Dream Fields Pasta)
  7. When the pasta is ready, drain, then pour pasta into the tomato mixture.
  8. Add a couple of teaspoons of Pesto
  9. Add crumbled feta cheese and gently stir.
  10. Add the toasted pine nuts and serve!


We use Dream Fields Pasta because it’s a lower glycemic pasta, so if you have blood sugar issues, you may want to look into Dream Fields. We love it. (I am not sponsored by them, although I should be)



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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!



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