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Pasta recipes without tomatoes or dairy!

(22 Posts)
trixymalixy Mon 14-Oct-13 20:24:55

I used to make bolognese and replace the tomato with grated carrot nd puréed beetroot( the vacuum packed ready cooked kind, not the jarred pickled stuff)

I lso do smoked salmon trimmings nd peas and oatlycream.

You can also make a white sauc e with pure spread and Oatly milk or koko

HepzibahFlurge Mon 14-Oct-13 20:15:07

Bacon Pasta
My sons absolute favourite meal
Cook pasta (enough for all)
Dice whatever veg you have in the fridge and cook with pasta (sometimes I don't bother)
Fry a packet of bacon
Drain pasta
Stir bacon/into pasta
add a large tablespoon of wholegrain mustard and stir in


OhOneOhTwoOhThree Fri 04-Oct-13 16:06:52

Just looking through my 100 great pasta sauces book for inspiration - lots of olive-based suggestions; broad bean and ham; fennel and pancetta; beetroot (just cooked beetroot chopped up, olive oil, basil and lemon juice - sounds quite nice to me, as a beetroot-lover); anchovy, red pepper and chilli; tuna, pine nut, caper and lemon; salami and caper.

BIWIZ Wed 02-Oct-13 22:41:07

Sliced peppers and onions, sautéed really slowly in olive oil. When soft, add a couple of finely chopped cloves of garlic. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Before serving add a load of chopped fresh coriander. Stir into hot pasta, and dress with more olive oil.

2kidsintow Wed 02-Oct-13 22:31:15

Sacla's Roasted Aubergine pesto is lovely.

HerrenaHarridan Wed 02-Oct-13 22:26:12

Can't believe no one has said houmous

onetiredmummy Wed 02-Oct-13 07:26:35

Egg and bacon pasta

Ingredients : pasta, lardons , egg, herbs, Parmesan if you want.

Cook pasta and fry lardons til they are brown and going crispy. Drain pasta and mix with the lightly beaten egg. The heat from the pasta will cook the egg and coat the pasta so it's not dry. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and Serve with lardons.

If you want Parmesan then stir it into the beaten egg before it goes into pasta.

You can add veg as you want, I roast the veg and stir it through sometimes, or add green beans.

noitsachicken Wed 02-Oct-13 06:55:21

These are all really great suggestions!

Thanks everyone!

ShoeWhore Tue 01-Oct-13 23:56:20

Last night we had pasta with butternut squash and sausage.

Cut squash into small pieces, parboil in a tiny bit of water til just tender. Reserve liquid. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and cook squash, chopped onion and chopped up sausages for 10mins or so while pasta is cooking. Add a little reserved liquid for last couple mins and reduce down. Toss sauce together with pasta. Drizzle chilli oil over if you like.

Ifcatshadthumbs Tue 01-Oct-13 22:52:58

Pasta twirls
half a cucumber diced
Black olives chopped
Fresh chives chopped
I do put in chopped cherry tomatoes but you could keep them out of yours sons or avoid altogther.

For the dressing peel 3 cloves of garlic and put in the pan with the pasta to cook, remove and mash with fork. whisk together with 3 tablspoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar.

I put pieces of mozzeralla on top to but again you could leave it out all together or just give to those that can eat it.

BreastmilkDoesAFabLatte Tue 01-Oct-13 22:49:09

Are you OK with pesto? I love green pesto and spinach.

IrisWildthyme Tue 01-Oct-13 20:50:58

Roasted vegetable pasta - plenty of aubergines, multi-coloured-sweet-peppers, red onions and courgettes can be roasted on a previous day e.g. on another oven shelf when you are baking something else - this will keep several days in the fridge so the pasta supper can be quite simple to throw together - just pasta, veg and lots of chopped olives.

Babaganoush makes an exquisite pasta sauce and is very easy to make - stick a whole aubergine under the grill, turning occasionally until the whole outer skin is blackenned and burned. Then cut it open and scoop out the pulpy inside, discarding the burned outer skin. Liquidise with a clove of garlic, some black pepper, a generous spoon of tahini, some olive oil and some lemon juice. Makes a fabulous dip but is also excellent on pasta.

cookielove Tue 01-Oct-13 20:42:48

I like the red pepper pesto.

I often have sweet corn and hot dogs with a blob of marg.

Broccoli peas and ham is always nice.

nextphase Tue 01-Oct-13 20:36:08

Green Salmon Pasta (sorry Mr Noitsachicken, pesto involved)
Grated courgette and finely chopped onion fired off in a pan.
Add a handful of frozen peas to the pasta pan a minute before it finishes cooking.
Stir everything together. I eat with a spoonful of pesto stired though, the kids like it with slightly less pesto, and a little cream cheese, but its easy to omit one or the other.

roasted veg
as it sounds really - roast veg to suit, in plenty of oil, and mix with pasta. I like courgette, onion, aubergine, mushrooms.

noitsachicken Tue 01-Oct-13 20:27:58

Great ideas thanks.
Will Google marmite pasta! Like the sound of that!
Not sure I could convince DH though!

ScrewsFallOutAllTheTime Tue 01-Oct-13 19:31:49

Nigella does that Marmite pasta. I've never tried it but it sounds quite nice.
Chorizo stirred in with frozen peas and chilli oil is a firm favourite in this house.

mikkii Tue 01-Oct-13 19:28:55

Tonight DD2 ate cooked pasta with olive oil and melted butter. Nothing else. For the grown ups, add garlic and chillies.

It's a pain. I don't like tomatoes and dd1 won't eat cheesy/creamy things, so we've always really struggled with pasta.

Roast some cubes of butternut squash with some wedges of red onion and some garlic and sage. Stir into pasta. Can add a bit of cream cheese to make it a bit 'saucy' if wished, or maybe some green pesto for those who like/eat it.

Chilli, broccoli or asparagus and some toasted breadcrumbs?

Are you okay with butter? Cook diced onion, courgette and red chilli in butter and then stir into pasta. It usually then has lots of parmesan but I guess you could use something else for protein - cooked chicken, diced ham, some crispy bacon? Don't eat meat, so can't really help there.

OhOneOhTwoOhThree Tue 01-Oct-13 19:28:18

DS2 ate plain pasta for the longest time, sometimes with a bit of butter and black pepper.

He's expanded his taste to adding spinach (stirred through hot pasta so it wilts) and/or some chopped mushrooms fried in a bit of olive oil (with garlic).

Can you eat eggs? Carbonara (without cheese of course).

Tuna/pasta/mayo (again, may not work if you can't eat eggs)?

Chopped bacon and red onion are also nice.

mikkii Tue 01-Oct-13 19:27:49

Finely chop some large onions into a saucepan, add copious amounts of both olive oil (a couple of table spons) and butter (a fat slice) put the pan over a very low heat. Add crushed garlic, as much as you like, or a good teaspoon of Barts garlic, plus half a teaspoon of ginger plus a quarter teaspoon of lemon grass. Add chillies too if you like them.

Chop a pack of streaky bacon and add to the Ann stirring very regularly (don't wander off like I always do or it will burn). Keep the heat really low and eventually the onions soften and start to go a gentle golden.

Cook some pasta (shells catch the sauce really nicely), you can also cook some chunks of floury old potatoes in the pan too. When the pasta is cooked, stir the sauce through. You can also top with some grated cheese. My girls are also on lactose free cheese.

pud1 Tue 01-Oct-13 19:21:55

Watching with interest. My dd loves pasta but hates tomatoes

noitsachicken Tue 01-Oct-13 19:17:20

Looking for some ideas please, DS loves pasta but we think he is sensitive to tomato so try to avoid it and lots of pasta dishes are tomato based.
I don't eat dairy as a rule, but can tolerate v small amounts and some things like lacto free cream cheese are ok.
I am trying to think of easy pasta dishes we can all eat but really struggling.
Green pesto is ok but DH doesn't like it!!

Any ideas gratefully received!


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