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Please can I have your best pasta dish?

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SneakyGremlins Sun 24-Jun-18 13:55:06

Am dropping dinner round to a sick friend tomorrow who loves pasta - but I need inspiration! Can't just give pasta and tomato sauce...

Help appreciated smile

argumentativefeminist Sun 24-Jun-18 13:58:17

Chicken and chorizo pasta bake (or 4 a day pasta bake if veggie - tomato puree, sweetcorn, peppers, onions plus any other veg you have! Grated carrot is nice.)

MyRelationshipIsWeird Sun 24-Jun-18 14:01:01

For a really quick pasta dish I put butter, garlic, chilli flakes, lemon zest and a tin of crab meat in a big pan, heat through and then add spaghetti. It’s so simple but really delicious, especially with some salt or cheese on top. (I know butter/cheese and fish is a bad combination according to proper Italian cooking but I don’t care because it’s amazing grin )

Bluntness100 Sun 24-Jun-18 14:02:45

Pesto pasta.

Pasta, olive oil, pesto, Parmesan, and pine nuts...yum..

GreenTulips Sun 24-Jun-18 14:05:01

Cooked sausages mushrooms passetta sauce plus some green veg and tomato cubes cooked pasta - topped with grated cheese.

Place in the oven for 20 mins

OhHolyJesus Sun 24-Jun-18 14:06:57

Salmon with Philadelphia and tomato sauce with courgette, mushrooms and broccoli.

crumpet Sun 24-Jun-18 14:09:03

Grated courgettes cooked with garlic, with cream and Parmesan, or else cooked broccoli with garlic, chilli and Parmesan

DunkandEggAgain Sun 24-Jun-18 14:09:33

Imagining the crab pasta is making my mouth water. I am lacking a tin of crab meat unfortunately. Sounds right up my street.

bassackwards Sun 24-Jun-18 14:10:46

We never get tired of Jamie Oliver's courgette carbonara:

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/beautiful-courgette-carbonara/

TellsEveryoneRealFacts Sun 24-Jun-18 14:13:15

My best is so simple.

Cook onions with chillis [sliced] in olive oil.

whilst they are cooking, put 100g of spaghetti on per person.

The onions need to be really brown when done, add loads of ground black pepper as they are cooking.

Once the spaghetti is done, toss in the onions, chilli and pepper, and then plate up.

Grate loads of extra mature cheddar over it and get stuck in.

MsHippo Sun 24-Jun-18 14:14:51

Jamie Oliver's "Jules pregnant pasta" is delicious! It's a sort of sausagey tomato sauce with veg blitzed in.

lovelyjubilly Sun 24-Jun-18 14:15:05

Pasta, smoked salmon, creme fraiche, mushrooms, lemon juice and parsley.

UrsulaPandress Sun 24-Jun-18 14:17:05

Chillies and garlic fried off in oil and butter then a shed load of halved cherry tomatoes. Soften them for 6 minutes then serve with fresh pasta and Parmesan.

IlikemyTeahot Sun 24-Jun-18 14:19:17

spaghetti with butter or green pesto, black pepper, mozzarella, spinach leaves, cherry toms

today I'm going to try merging cooked spaghetti with cauliflower cheese ..yum

Mountainsoutofmolehills Sun 24-Jun-18 14:21:36

Veggie lasagna can be done in many ways.

I like just layering veggies sometimes i preroast them, othertimes not depending on veggies. i dont use tomatoe sause, i just layer tomatoes, and i make thick cheese sauce.

eg. thinly sliced cougette, carrot, tomatoes,
frozen peas
spinach.

SneakyGremlins Sun 24-Jun-18 14:28:14

Oh these are all brilliant! I want them all grin

MissMalteser Sun 24-Jun-18 14:42:21

Another vote for the jools pregnant pasta, it’s really easy to make and uses sausage meat so it’s very like a ragu, I up the fennel seeds and the chilli and it’s honestly delicious, I went veggie around a year ago and it’s the thing I miss the most sad

PurpleDaisies Sun 24-Jun-18 14:44:32

Delia’s veggie lasagne with the four cheeses in is delicious.

Ginormoustrawberry Sun 24-Jun-18 14:49:23

Jools’ pregnant pasta is indeed amazing!

I have also put crab meat on my shopping list based on this thread wink

Mymouthgetsmeintrouble Sun 24-Jun-18 14:51:45

I like poset pasta with big chunks of salmon mixed into it

Mymouthgetsmeintrouble Sun 24-Jun-18 14:52:13

Pesto bloody autocorrect

TheVastMajority Sun 24-Jun-18 14:55:25

1 pack italian inspired sausages
1 packet of cherry tomatoes
2-3 cougettes, chopped

Skin the sausages and cook the meat in a pan with some oil. Add the courgettes and tomatoes and a splash of water. COver and cook for 20-30 mins, stirring regularly.

Add to cooked pasta and and sprinkle with parmesan.

Falaffels Sun 24-Jun-18 19:28:43

Road aubergines whole until they're really soft. Put a chopped onion with plenty of oil in he oven at the same time.

Scrape out the aubergine middle, and add the drained onion. It will almost be sauce consistency already, but fork it a bit to make it smooth.

Add basil and Parmesan.

Lush

SneakyGremlins Mon 25-Jun-18 10:47:12

Jools pregnant pasta has gone down a treat grin

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