Mason Jar Italian Pasta

Mason Jar Italian Pasta

We LOVE mason jar meals.  

Not just because they make gorgeous looking food, but also because they're super functional and have greatly simplified our lives. 

It feels pretty amazing to have a week's worth of breakfasts, lunches and/or dinners ready in just about an hour!

It's as simple as lining up a bunch of mason jars, prepping your ingredients in bulk, following a simple recipe and then quickly making a whole bunch of food at once. #kitchenhack

Having a plan for what we're going to eat for the week has made a major impact on our family's health and has saved us tons of time in the kitchen!

This veggie and protein packed salad is one of our favorites to make since it's super versitle.

You can make it a little heartier by adding noodles, garbanzo beans and zoodles or you can totally choose an ingredient (or 3) to sub out and it will still taste great!

You can also easily make this recipe:

  • gluten free by using a gluten free noodle with very minimal ingredients
  • grain free by exclusively using zoodles
  • vegan by omitting the meat and cheese
  • dairy free by omitting the cheese
  • toddler and family friendly by letting your little ones choose which toppings to add into their mason jar

This was one of our favorite recipes from our 21-Day Jumpstart Cookbook. If you’re also loving the mason jar meal prep life, be sure to download our Free Top 10 Mason Jar Meals

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, like it, and don’t forget to tag a photo @deliciouslysimplerecipes so we can see what's cooking at your house. 

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Mason Jar Italian Pasta

makes 1

Ingredients: 

Italian Red Wine Dressing

  • 1tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • pinch of dried oregano

  • pinch of dried basil

  • pinch of sea salt and pepper

  • squeeze of lemon

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Salad

  • 1 tbsp red onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/4 cup cucumbers, sliced

  • 1/4 cup artichoke hearts, diced

  • 1/3 cup olives, pits removed

  • 1/4 cup salami slices OR garbanzo beans

  • 1/2 cup cooked noodles

  • 1 zucchini, spiralized into noodles

  • optional: 2 tbsp feta cheese

Instructions:

  1. In a mason jar, layer the ingredients above, starting with the salad dressing. 
  2. Replace lid, seal tightly.
  3. Refridgerate for up to 5 days.