Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lots of Veggies Pasta

First of all - look, I have a new blog header! It took ages to figure out how to do. I managed it thanks to tutorials by Something Swanky and a website called Now I'm tired, blog designing is all done for the day. Now for the actual post, and the food.

Once again I have made the most of what was lying around in my cupboards by making a pasta dish. This time around I had deviated from my shopping list to buy a jar of roasted peppers, which turned out to be roasted peppers swimming in sweet vinegar, which surely makes them some sort of picked pepper? Anyway, they were quite tangy and strong tasting, and a little sweet, but I'm guessing that next time around this pasta will taste different depending on what type of peppers I use. Or you use. Because I shared this meal and it got positive comments from two independent taste testers, so I guess it worth trying. It's fast to make and full of vegetables to give you that mid-week boost.

Vegetable Alfredo Pasta

2 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 onion
50 grams chopped walnuts
1/2 head broccoli
1 jar roasted red peppers (400 grams drained weight)
2 handfuls baby spinach
Tagliatelli pasta for 4
2 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup creme fraiche
Salt and Pepper

Begin by bringing a large pot of water to the boil with some salt in it, for the pasta. When it boils, add the pasta and cook according to the packet directions, until al-dente.

While the water boils and the pasta cooks, chop the vegetables to whatever sizes you like. Crush the garlic. Place a large frying pan on the stove and heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Cook the onions and garlic in the oil until they are soft, then add the walnuts and the broccoli. Cook until the brocolli has become a darker green, then add the peppers and spinach. Keep cooking and stirring until the vegetables are done to your liking and then remove from the heat.

At this stage the pasta should be ready, so drain it and return it to the pot. Add the butter, parmesan and creme fraiche and stir to coat the pasta, until the butter and cheese have melted.

Finally, add the vegetables, toss them through, and serve.


  1. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

    Ps you are clever re-designing your blog!

  2. thanks for linking this in. Cheers

  3. I found your recipe listed on Carole's Chatter. It looks delicious.


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