If you're looking for a supremely simple dinner that is easy on the budget, behold the joy of this pasta dish. All the ingredients — including dry pasta, just plopped into a pan and cooked for a few minutes. Dinner is ready in less than 15 minutes top to bottom. I kid you not.

The recipe uses Martha Stewart's crazy popular dish modded slightly for the clean eating crowd.

Clean One Pan Pasta Prep

After nearly 50 years of living, I finally broke down and bought red pepper flakes. Not a fan of hot, I've never felt the need, but wanted to be authentic-ish. I actually made the recipe with a half teaspoon of the fiery flakes and — being a total heat wimp — I thought it was still too spicy for my taste. Your mileage may vary. 

Just add a simple green salad or vinegar cucumbers on the side and this makes a great, light meal for a warm summer evening. Yes, we ate it al fresco!