How to make mouthwatering, pumped-up pasta with just the things in your pantry – Business Insider – Business Insider

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  • I’m the resident taste tester at Business Insider, and my normal job involves eating out.
  • But like many Americans, the coronavirus epidemic has now confined me to my apartment.
  • So instead of going out to restaurants and tasting their food, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite recipes made mostly with shelf-stable pantry staples.
  • This is Quarantine Cuisine: Episode 1, “Pumped-up Pasta.”
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Hi there! My name is Irene, and I’m the resident taste tester at Business Insider.

Recently, the coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible for me to do my usual work, which requires going out to eat at restaurants. Like many of you, I’m stuck at home. My usual diet of burgers, fries, and the occasional salad has been replaced with what I can scrounge from apocalyptic grocery store shelves.

But shelf-stable food doesn’t have to be sad or boring. I’m determined to keep flavor in my life, even if I’m working with the bare minimum.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of my favorite flavorful recipes made only with ingredients that keep for months in your pantry or your fridge.

Let’s start with one of the most universally beloved ingredients in many pantries: pasta. I call this recipe, “pumped-up pasta.” It’s simple, it’s cheap, and it’s delicious. Most everybody can make it, and most everybody will love it.


  • Dry pasta 
  • Pasta sauce
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

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