Posts Tagged ‘Pasta’

What you need:

3 tbsp olive oil
1 fat garlic clove, finely chopped
3 shallots, finely diced
400g  ( around 6 ) pork sausages
400g tin cherry tomatoes
1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
220g red and yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
400g dried tagliatelle
Small bunch fresh basil leaves

What you do:

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a low heat, add the garlic and shallots and soften for 5 minutes. Split the sausage skins and add the pork mince to the pan. Cook over a high heat for 5 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until well browned and cooked through.

Pour over the canned tomatoes and add the chilli and fresh cherry tomatoes. Season well, bring to a simmer and warm through.

Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 8 minutes until al dente.

Drain the pasta and return to the pan, then pour over the sauce, tossing well to coat. Divide among bowls and garnish with basil leaves to serve.

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What you need:

3/4 lb Chicken breasts
1/4 cup all purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 lb dried fettuccine or bowtie pasta

What you do:

Put chicken, flour and salt and pepper into a large bowl and toss to combine. Set aside. Melt butter in a skillet with olive oil. Add chicken and brown on all sides.

Stir in sour cream, broth, mushrooms and paprika. Cover and simmer on low heat for 25 to 30 minutes. Prepare pasta according to package instructions.

Drain well, then transfer to bowls and spoon chicken and its sauce over the top.

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What you need:

4 new potatoes, sliced
75g spaghetti or any other pasta of your choice
2 tbsp green pesto
Small handful green beans.

What you do:

Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water along with the potato slices for 10 minutes.

Chop the green beans into 1 inch pieces and add to the saucepan with the pasta and potatoes.

Cook for 5 more minutes then drain well, but save some of the pasta water.

Return the ingredients to the saucepan, along with the pesto and 2 tbsp of the starchy pasta water to make more of a sauce.
Top with parmesan cheese if desired.

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What you need:

16 oz / 450 g  shredded mozzarella cheese
15 oz / 420 g  ricotta cheese
10 oz  / 300 g  frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
12 oz / 340 g  jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained
1 1/2 pints / 700 ml spaghetti sauce

What you do:

Pre heat the oven at 180 C / 350 F / gas mark 4

Combine cheeses and spinach; stuff into shells.

Arrange in a greased oven proof  baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over the shells.

Cover and bake and  for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Serve hot .

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What you need:

6 0z / 170 g broccoli, broken into small florets
8oz /225 g pasta, cooked as directed on the pack
1tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper, roughly chopped
9 0z / 295 g of Mushroom Condensed Soup
100 ml milk
2 × 200g tins tuna, drained
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
2 oz / 50 g cheese, grated
What to do:

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
Cook the broccoli in a pan of boiling water for 3 minutes.

Cool under cold running water and drain.
Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the red pepper until just soft then drain the oil.

Stir in the soup and milk, mix well and heat through.
Remove the pan from the heat then stir in tuna, broccoli and pasta.
Place the pasta mixture into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese, cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve hot .

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What you need:

12 oz / 340 g  Penne pasta
8 oz / 225 g frozen peas
2 large eggs + plus 1 egg white
250 ml evaporated milk
2 0z / 55 g unsalted butter
3 oz /85 g  grated strong cheddar cheese
3 oz / 85 g  grated mozzarella cheese
3 oz / 85 g  grated   fontina cheese
3 oz / 85 g  deli ham, in 1 piece, diced
1 oz / 28 g parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)

what you do:

In a  large saucepan  fill with water and bring to the boil.

Add the  penne pasta and cook until very al dente  (around 8 minutes)  then add the peas to it for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

In the meantime , whisk the eggs, egg white, evaporated milk and 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl.

Drain the pasta and peas, wipe the saucepan dry and return the pasta and peas into it.

Add the butter and stir to coat. Add the cheddar, mozzarella, fontina and the egg mixture.

Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened (for around 8 to 10 minutes) Then add the ham halfway through cooking (don’t let the mixture boil or the eggs will scramble). Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the parmesan.

Can be served hot or cold.

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What you need:
1lb / 450g Penne pasta
1lb / 450g pork sausage meat
700g sugocasa tomato sauce
9oz / 250g mozzarella cheese ( drained & roughly diced)
1oz / 25g freshly chopped basil leaves ( plus extra to garnish )

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6.
Boil a large pan of water & cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
In the meantime, pull off pieces of sausage meat & roll to form balls to the size of your choice.
Drain the pasta and pour into a large oven-proof dish ( or roasting tin).
Stir in the tomato sauce and mix well.
Add the mozzarella cheese, sausage balls, and chopped basil leaves and mix altogether.
Cook in the oven for around 20 mins until the cheese has melted & the meatballs are golden in colour & cooked thoroughly.
Sprinkle on the remaining chopped basil leaves to garnish and serve immediately.

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