FoodQuick-fix meal: How to whip up a cheesy pasta in a frying pan in no time

Quick-fix meal: How to whip up a cheesy pasta in a frying pan in no time

Cheesy pasta from the pan
Cheesy pasta from the pan
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11:42 AM EST, January 8, 2024

Can you relate to wishing for a few extra daily hours to complete your tasks? Sadly, we have no control over time. However, that doesn't mean we can't utilize certain tricks to make our daily routine more manageable and efficient.

The same applies to our time in the kitchen. Preparing a delicious meal can often take time. But if you're under the impression that you need to peel potatoes, cook rice, fry meatballs, or tenderize pork chops daily, allow me to prove you wrong. There's an abundance of quick and simple recipes that are perfect for daily meals, and they're delicious, too - so even the most discerning palate won't be able to resist them. Best of all, these meals can be prepared using a single kitchen appliance, a fantastic time-saver.

You can find the full, step-by-step recipe in the video.

This remarkably cheesy pasta not only tastes divine, but it's also quickly prepared in a regular frying pan


  • 0.56 lbs of fusilli pasta,
  • 1/2 cup of pasta water,
  • 3 tablespoons of butter,
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil,
  • 2 cloves of garlic,
  • 3 teaspoons of tomato concentrate,
  • 1/2 cup of 30% cream,
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce,
  • season with salt and pepper to taste,
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese,
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese,
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese,
  • a handful of fresh basil leaves.


Step 1: Begin the recipe by boiling the pasta as per the instructions on the packet. Any type of pasta can be used for this recipe, although this time, I've chosen fusilli.

Step 2: Place a frying pan on the stove, then melt the butter and heat the olive oil together. After a moment, add the peeled and minced garlic cloves.

Step 3: Next, add the tomato concentrate, tomato sauce, cream, pepper and salt into the frying pan. Mix the ingredients well using a whisk.

Step 4: Add the cheddar and mozzarella cheese to the mixture.

First, we combine the fats and garlic.
First, we combine the fats and garlic.© Licensor | Pyszności

Step 5: Lastly, add the cooked pasta along with the water it was boiled in to the pan. Once all the ingredients are combined, garnish the dish with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves. Bon appétit!

Time for spices
Time for spices© Licensor | Pyszności

Before we part, I would love to know what you think of today's recipe. Do you see it becoming a regular feature in your kitchen? I certainly hope so!

The recipe can't be without cheese.
The recipe can't be without cheese.© Licensor | Pyszności
To die for!
To die for!© Licensor | Pyszności
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