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Does anyone have any pasta bake ideas?

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Jennyusedtobepink Fri 19-Sep-08 10:16:21

Not tuna and sweetcorn, ideally. Any offers? Quick and easy?

cupsoftea Fri 19-Sep-08 10:20:00

Pan of cooked pasta & mix in tom paste, tin of toms, some chopped up peppers, lightly cooled onions, some garlic - any other veg like peas, green bean tin - some herbs, pepper. Mix in some grated cheese. Put in oven dish with more cheese on top - yum. Cook for about 20 mins on medium heat until bubbling below & cheese cooked on top

cupsoftea Fri 19-Sep-08 10:20:25

lol - lightly cooked onions!!!

Jennyusedtobepink Fri 19-Sep-08 12:30:57

Thanks cupsoftea

Bump anyone else?

Carmenere Fri 19-Sep-08 12:35:35

there are loads of ideas here

Jennyusedtobepink Fri 19-Sep-08 12:36:19

Oh that's just what I need, ta.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 19-Sep-08 12:38:44

Macaroni, spinach, ricotta, sundried tomato and white onion. With a bechamel topping and maybe breadcrumbs on top to make it crispy?

Jennyusedtobepink Fri 19-Sep-08 12:39:04

Oh that sounds gorgeous too.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 19-Sep-08 12:45:27

It's dead easy, as the macaroni cooks lightly fry the chopped onion (or , even easier, chuck it in with the macaroni) drain the pasta and blanch the spinach in the pasta water. Throw it all in the oven with the tomatoes and ricotta a pinchof pepper etc, do the bechamel and add ater 5 minutes or so.

I usually serve it with a sweetish leaf salad.

Jennyusedtobepink Fri 19-Sep-08 12:49:47

You're such a domestic goddess TDWP - you're my idol.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 19-Sep-08 12:56:29

Nah, more of a domestic wreck right now, but thanks for the compliment grin

InTheseShoes Fri 19-Sep-08 13:24:19

Cook pasta add tin of ratatouille and tin of toms, white sauce and top with cheese. Traditional end of the month dish in the InTheseShoes childhood home. You could of course make the ratatouille [foodsnob emoticon] instead.


Divvy Fri 19-Sep-08 15:48:05

OMG! Didnt know that recipe thingy was here!!! shock

MrsMattie Fri 19-Sep-08 15:52:55

Bung a jar of good quality tomato pasta sauce on to hot pasta. Mix in some balls of mozzarella (nice yummy buffalo if poss) and lots of fresh basil. Top with a few more mozarella balls and basil leaves. Put in hot oven for 10-15 mins. (...actually a Jamie Oliver recipe, using his own sauces). nice with crusty bread and green salad.

Bung jar of pasta sauce, some strips of cooked chicken breast and some sunblush tomatoes into pasta, top with grated mozaarella and bake in hot oven.

Mix in a tub of Philapdelphia cream cheese and some cherry tomatoes to hot pasta. Top with grated cheddar and bake in hot oven. Very quick, cheat's version of baked macaroni cheese! Very good as a side dish for BBQs!

cupsoftea Fri 19-Sep-08 20:40:08

never knew about the recipe link - it's fab - thank you!

Jennyisjustknackered Thu 02-Oct-08 11:21:46

DWP - that pasta bake with spinach, ricotta and sundried toms was gorgeous. Ta.

OrmIrian Thu 02-Oct-08 11:24:27

Fry some onion and mushrooms in a pan with garlic. Add chick peas and tinned toms. Salt and pepper and a spponful of cumin. Place in a casserole with cooked pasta. Pour a good layer of bechamel sauce over the top. Bake. About 30 mins.

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