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Pasta inspiration please

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Babysharkdododont Thu 23-May-19 20:01:33

Please help, I'm in a pasta rut....

I alternate veg sauce with orzo and bacon, or spaghetti and meatballs, and a nice creme fraiche, prawn and tagliatelle dish. That's it, my repertoire of pasta ends there.

Please hit me with your go to, mid week pasta dishes. Eternal gratitude in advance flowers

beela Thu 23-May-19 20:05:06

Chopped bacon, sliced tomatoes, chopped cherry tomatoes. Fry together until bacon is cooked and tomatoes go soft. Add some fresh basil if you have it. Stir through some pesto and maybe a bit of the pasta water to loosen it. Mix the cooked pasta in.

This is one of our comfort food recipes smile

beela Thu 23-May-19 20:05:50

Sliced mushrooms, not tomatoes.

mrsawhite Thu 23-May-19 20:06:05

Anna jones one pot tomato, lemon and kale spaghetti. It's life changing!

Mac47 Thu 23-May-19 20:06:50

Our favourite, though a bit autumnal, is cooked pasta with a shit load of mushrooms cooked in garlic butter mixed through.

mookinsx Thu 23-May-19 20:08:00

Cream cheese/Philadelphia - mix in on hot pasta for a sauce
Broad beans

Use this for lunch for work as well as reheats nicely

Lunaballoon Thu 23-May-19 20:08:18

JO’s Joolz pregnant pasta is a favourite in our house or similar with sausage and cream rather than a tomato based sauce.

gastropod Thu 23-May-19 20:09:48

Smoked salmon, fresh asparagus (or green peas) and crème fraîche
Bacon lardons, red onion and diced tomatoes
Artichoke, lemon, garlic and Parmesan
Sausage and red onion
Broccoli and green pesto

myrtleWilson Thu 23-May-19 20:10:31

Marcella Hazan tomato sauce...

Rachel Roddy's puttanesca, plus her cavolo nero and ricotta, plus her anchovy, parsley, chilli (in her words like a romp in the grassy sand dunes with a fisherman!)

Homemade and pounded rather than blended pesto is always a winner

My most latest favourite -pasta and walnut sauce - so lush!

beela Thu 23-May-19 20:11:49

This is a nice alternative to bolognese if you've got mince:

Kind of like a non-tomatoey bol.

Babysharkdododont Thu 23-May-19 20:11:51

Ooh thank you all so much, they all sound manageable and really tasty

bluerememberedhills Thu 23-May-19 20:13:35

Dried mushrooms in their soaking liquid - fresh mushrooms - onions - garlic - slosh of wine if you have it or a bit of stock - creme fraiche and cooked pasta stirred through - bit of parmesan on the top.

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 23-May-19 22:44:16

Linguine with crab, cherry tomatoes and chilli

myidentitymycrisis Thu 23-May-19 22:47:18

I love puttanesca.
Also anchovies spinach and Parmesan just stir into cooked pasta

lastqueenofscotland Sat 25-May-19 18:58:38

Pasta with garlic, chilli, grated courgette, wilted rocket, peas and broadbeans is divine and so easy

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