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Your favourite simple Pasta recipes please

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PurpleAlerts Mon 25-Jul-16 15:55:40

Bored of the same old pasta dishes.
Want some simple quick delicious recipes!

MoveItAndLoseIt Mon 25-Jul-16 15:58:07

Pesto pasta:
Boil pasta
Cook mince
Mix small pot sour cream and small jar red pesto with it all and serve.
Morrisons do ricotta and tomato pesto. I tell the kids its pizza pesto pasta

AliceTheCamelHasNoHumps Mon 25-Jul-16 16:10:51

Chop and fry onion, add garlic and mushrooms, fry gently until soft. Grill streaky bacon. When bacon is cooked chop it up, stir into pan, add some cream and warm through on low heat. Stir in cooked pasta.
Serve with black pepper/parmesan/grated cheese ketchup grin

adaisychain Mon 25-Jul-16 16:11:44

We make this a lot

AvonleaAnne Mon 25-Jul-16 16:11:59

This is very simple and tasty not very healthy though!

BitchPeas Mon 25-Jul-16 16:12:24

Cook penne, add baby spinach, chopped sundried tomatoes, feta and green pesto, then stir.

Same as the pesto pasta above but with salmon and a bit of Parmesan.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Mon 25-Jul-16 16:19:12

I do a version of carbonara with peas instead of pancetta, very tasty!!

BluePitchFork Mon 25-Jul-16 16:22:08

in a blender blend fresh tomatoes, half an onion, herbs (oregano, basil), clove of garlic, little salt.
put over just (under) cooked pasta and heat gently with a little fresh olive oil. great on a hot summers day!

dementedma Mon 25-Jul-16 16:24:55

make a tomato sauce, or heat up a jar.
Cook tagliatelli. Tear two balls of mozzarella into chunks. Handful of basil leaves.
Mix drained pasta into tomato sauce. Put half in bottom of oven proof dish. Add layer of mozzarella and some basil leaves. Repeat. Grate over extra parmesan if required. Bung in oven until cheese melts.

You can jazz this up with chopped bacon or chorizo bits, sweetcorn, peas or whatever takes your fancy really.

NickyEds Mon 25-Jul-16 17:12:15

Put pasta on to boil. In a frying pan fry an onion and a clove of garlic in a big glue of love oil, add some smoked streaky bacon and sliced chorizo. Add some sliced savoy cabbage to pasta. Drain pasta and cabbage and toss in the chorizo mixture and grate in lots of fresh parmesan. Very unhealthy but absolutely gorgeous!

jo10000 Mon 25-Jul-16 17:29:38

Salmon pasta

Boil any type of pasta, steam broccoli. Drain pasta. Add to a frying pan with cream cheese gently warming. Stir until cream cheese melted in. Add smoked or other cooked salmon. Add broccoli. Stir. Dish up. Easy peasy. And delicious.

Goingtobeawesome Mon 25-Jul-16 17:31:23

This is a great thread

Fry mushrooms and onion. Add packet of Boursin or Roule (sp?) and thin down with a bit of milk. Add chopped spinach if wished.

chocolateworshipper Mon 25-Jul-16 17:38:58

Heat a quarter of a pint of brandy. Heat carton of double cream. Meanwhile cook spaghetti. Mix heated brandy with the cream + chopped parsley + chopped smoked salmon (or prawns). Add the sauce to the cooked spaghetti, then add cubes of feta cheese on top.

formerbabe Mon 25-Jul-16 17:40:26

Get a tub from the shops of those mini mozzarella balls and sun-dried tomatoes.

Cook some spaghetti

Add tub of mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes

Add some toasted pine nuts

Add a handful of spinach and let it wilt



Tink06 Mon 25-Jul-16 17:42:53

Boil some frozen veg and pasta in a pan, drain and just stir some pesto through. Add pepper and seasoning/ chilli flakes to spice up if you want. The kids love it xxxx

cheapandcheerful Mon 25-Jul-16 17:46:37

Salmon pasta...

Boil 350g pasta.
Fry 250 sliced mushrooms for 8 mins.
Add 3 tbsp parsley, 125g smoked salmon pieces, juice of 1/2 a lemon, 200ml creme fraiche and season.
Reduce and mix with the pasta once cooked.

monkeywithacowface Mon 25-Jul-16 17:47:40

Pasta, smoked salmon, creme fraiche, lots of black pepper

Chopped cucumbers, olives, baby tomatoes, chives with pasta. Add a dressing made with 3 parts extra Virgin olive oil 1 part red wine vinegar and whisk in 3 cloves of garlic which you cook first in with pasta and then remove and mash with a fork. Sometimes add mozzarella too if I feel like it.

Passatta, garlic, onions, Italian herbs, salt, pepper. Simmer on the hob jus before pasta is cooked add an egg to the sauce and stir in.

Snafflebrain Mon 25-Jul-16 17:49:33

Jamie Oliver's jools pasta - sausages, celery, carrots and spring onions blitzed to mush. Dry fried and then cooked in tomato sauce with a bit of chilli. Love this and I use it to hide added veg for the kids too.

Hagothehills Mon 25-Jul-16 17:53:11

Crushed garlic fried in olive oil and butter, add frozen (or fresh) prawns, lemon juice, chilli flakes and parsley, salt and pepper. Stir into cooked and mostly drained spaghetti, lots of parmesan on top.
Takes about ten minutes is very cheap and very very tasty smile

BertrandRussell Mon 25-Jul-16 17:53:17

Cacio e Pepe- which is simply pecorino cheese and black pepper, and aglio e olio- garlic and olive oil.

Both absolute favorites of my two from weaning to now (15 and 20)

Chuck in a big handful of peas, serve with a salad and have fruit for pudding. Best 15 minute key in the door to dinner meals in the world

cheeseandmarmite15 Mon 25-Jul-16 17:53:49

Pasta, new potatoes, stir through pesto, optional spinach and or pine nuts. Sprinkle Parmesan or vegetarian hard cheese.

lastqueenofscotland Mon 25-Jul-16 17:57:06

Fry garlic and chilli add peas (no water they'll cook!), grated courgette heat through, add cooked pasta, then finish with rocket and Parmesan looks posh takes 10 minutes

Rainbowshine Mon 25-Jul-16 18:09:57

Just pasta, drizzle with olive oil and Parmesan or pasta, chop some flavoursome tomatoes into small pieces and fresh basil, again with olive oil and Parmesan.

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