Vacuum Insulated Food Jars Recipes

Saucy Pasta

Bacon, broccoli, onion and pasta is cooked in a slightly spicy tomato sauce. In the morning, prep, heat then pack it in your Zojirushi food jar and enjoy a hot pasta meal for lunch!


<For 12 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars>
Ingredients (serves 1): 

  • 1 slice uncooked bacon
  • 1 oz. broccoli florets
  • 1.5 oz. penne pasta, dried
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • black pepper to taste

<For 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jars>
Ingredients (serves 1): 

  • 2 slices uncooked bacon
  • 1 oz. broccoli florets
  • 2 oz. penne pasta, dried
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. onion, minced
  • 3/4 cup tomato juice
  • 1/3 tsp. sugar
  • 1/3 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • black pepper to taste

 *This recipe was developed for 12 oz. and 17 oz. Zojirushi Stainless Food Jars. Adjustments may be required for making this recipe in other Food Jar sizes.  

*Please make sure not to overfill the food jar with ingredients, as ingredients will expand with cooking, and may cause the lid to burst. 

1

Preheat the food jar by pouring boiling water (not included in the ingredients list). Close the lid and allow to preheat.

2

Slice bacon into 1/2 inch wide pieces. Cut broccoli into small bite-sized pieces.

3

Place pasta, olive oil, salt and water in a small pan. Bring to a boil and cook one minute. Reserve the pasta water.

4

Add remaining ingredients to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook one minute.

5

Discard hot water from the food jar. Fill with prepared pasta until 1/2" below the ridge.

6

Allow pasta to set for a minimum of 1 hour 30 minutes for 12 oz., 1 hour for 17 oz. food jar.

7

Make sure to consume within 6 hours to prevent from spoiling.

8

Enjoy!

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