Category Archives: pasta

Hot dog stroganoff

Too many sausages! I made this for 3, scaled down… but didn’t scale it down quite enough. Burp! It is quick, easy and delicious, though. And it doesn’t have any dill in it. This should feed 5 people easily. Adapted … Continue reading

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Default pasta sauce

This is my current default tomato-based pasta sauce. Feeds family of 5. 2 x cartons of passata (Sainsbury’s Basics will do – or chopped tinned tomatoes) handful of fresh basil, chopped 4 or 5 anchovies from a jar 3 fat … Continue reading

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Quick, amazing meatballs with pasta

We all love Ikea meatballs, right? Tonight I decided to skip the mash, gravy and lingonberry jam, and go with pasta instead. But what sauce to make..? I made this up (with a smidge of MEATLiquor-inspiration) and it was plate-licking … Continue reading

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Creamy mushroom stroganoff

This recipe is from Tamzin Outhwaite. No, she’s not a personal showbiz friend, I just found it by accident. It’s an easy, delicious sauce for tagliatelle. I just used chestnut mushrooms. http://www.secretsauce.co.uk/pasta-rice/tagliatelle-recipes/creamy-mushroom-stroganoff/

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Roast tomato sauce

This is a great way of using up any allotment tomato glut. The sweet sauce can be frozen and used as a base for pasta sauce (just add basil, chilli, anchovies or whatever you fancy) or as a base for … Continue reading

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Chicken Pasta Bake

This is a really really bastardized version of a Jamie Oliver recipe – basically so I could use up left over roast chicken from Sunday without making curry again. You will need: left over roast chicken meat half a box … Continue reading

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Farfalle with broccoli

I’ll always remember a colleague of mine throwing a colour supplement across the newsroom in disgust. “Anyone can make fine food with expensive ingredients. I want ALCHEMY!” Well, this recipe is alchemy – it tastes better than the sum of … Continue reading

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Tart’s Spaghetti

Simplified from Delia and Jamie – pasta puttanesca – a regular fave. – spaghetti – tin of tomatoes or roast tomato sauce – fresh basil – olive oil – garlic – tinned or jarred anchovies – capers – small tin … Continue reading

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