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Build Your Own Pasta Bowl

Build Your Own Pasta Bowl
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Recipe and photography provided by Heinen’s contributor, Courtney Holsworth of A Life From Scratch.

With it being the peak of summer and travel plans booking up, it’s the perfect time to share a delicious vacation-themed recipe because as adults we know that even though it’s vacation, the family still needs to be fed.

Today we are going to be building our own pasta bowls. I always make this for my family when we travel and it’s something everyone always loves because it is so easily customizable.

Build Your Own Pasta Bowl

Build Your Own Pasta Bowl


  • 1 lbs. pasta, cooked according to package instructions
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 packages of chicken tenders
  • Olive oil
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • A few handfuls of broccoli florets
  • A few handfuls cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Coat chicken tenders in olive oil and seasoning. Grill, or cook on the stove, over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side. Let cool and chop.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400˚F and line baking tray with foil for easy cleanup. Toss whatever veggies you are using in some olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 20 minutes or so.
  3. Mix cooked pasta with the butter, Parmesan and red pepper flakes.
  4. Serve pasta, chicken and veggies in separate bowls so people can build their own. Add more Parmesan cheese on the side. Enjoy!

Build Your Own Pasta Bowl

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By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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