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Creamy Allotment Vegetable Pasta

Allotment Pasta

On Friday my mother-in-law came bearing gifts from her allotment. The produce was so fresh that I changed my original dinner plan (slow cooker spag bol) so I could use these gorgeous veggies in a summer pasta dish. This would work well with other veggies and herbs, so adapt it to suit what you have. It turned out to be a really filling meal and hubby didn't even notice the lack of meat, although you could always add in some bacon if you wanted, or maybe salmon.

CREAMY ALLOTMENT VEGETABLE PASTA

| Serves: 2  | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes  | Total Time:  20 Minutes |


Ingredients:

  • 250g Pasta
  • Handful Sugar Snap Peas
  • A few stems of Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • 1 Courgette, halved and then sliced into half moons
  • 2 Spring Onions, sliced
  • Basil leaves
  • 100g Cream Cheese
  • 50g Parmesan, grated
  • Juice of half a Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a frying pan, gently cook the courgette and spring onion until soft.
  • Step 2: Meanwhile cook the pasta in a pan of salted water and add the sugar snaps and broccoli for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • Step 3: Toss the pasta and veg into the frying pan with the courgette and spring onion, with about 4 tbsp of the pasta cooking water. Stir in the cream cheese, Parmesan, lemon and basil leaves and stir until the cream cheese has melted. Season.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 5th July 2010 |


Comments

  1. I am loving all the creamy, cheesy goodness with the garden veggies Beth.

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  2. Right now anything healthy gets my vote!

    Maria
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  3. It's often difficult to decide what to do when you're not getting enough from the garden to provide two portions of any one veg - I'll keep this idea in mind.

    I used the first pickings of our garden veg - courgettes, mange tout and chard - with pasta and pesto. The courgettes and chard also made a good tortilla/frittata with red onions and goat's cheese.

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  4. Looking fantastic - as per usual ;0)

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  5. What more do you need from pasta then to be vegetable and creamy?! Great idea. Definitely one of meals I have to try in the following weeks.

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