Thursday, April 21, 2011

Leftover Creation: Vegan Dumpling Pasta Recipe

Day 111.

Those dumplings were super tasty. But, I'll be honest, I just didn't want to make 60 of them. Especially when I realized I forgot the store-bought wraps and had to make my own (or go to the store with two kids by myself, no thanks). So, I had a bit of leftover filling, and today is leftover day. A sign, right? I thought so.

Dumpling Pasta
1 C Dumpling filling
1/2 pound pasta, cooked
Olive oil, to taste

Throw all ingredients in pan. Mix and heat through. Eat. Drool.

The Results
So good. I miss a little bit of the crispiness of the dumplings (the little pan-fried bottoms). But the chewy pasta and spicy meat...yum. I love it. It's definitely a quick and easy use of the leftover filling for lazy, ahem, I mean, busy, moms.

Project Food Budget:
I think (but I can't seem to find my receipt) that I spent about $100 at the wholesale club this week. That makes $238 so far for the month out of my $300 budget. So, even though I'm over for the week, I'm still doing great for the month.

Goal: $75/$300
Actual: $100/$238

This post is shared with Simple Lives Thursday, Tip Day Thursday, Frugal Food Thursday, Recipe Swap Thursday,Recipes I Can't Wait to Try, Things I Love Thursday, It's a Keeper, Full Plate Thursday, Grocery Cart Challenge, Cooking Thursday and Ultimate Recipe Swap.


  1. i always love the monthly perspective. way to keep things cooking!

  2. Hi Kristi,
    I just love all the fun creative things that we can do with leftovers. I really like your creation, it would be a hit at our cottage. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week! Have a great week end!