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Easy Mediterranean Pasta Bake with Degustabox

Easy Mediterranean Pasta Bake with Chorizo

Degustabox is a monthly subscription food box service, where every month you're sent a brand new box of between 9 and 14 goodies to try. I find it's a great way for discovering new brands and products and my children this month have been converted to the Happy Monkey Kids Smoothies! Rory declaring them 'the best ever'.

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I however, was drawn to the Barilla Wholewheat Pasta and Barilla Vegetable Pasta Sauce and decided to make a filling and hearty pasta bake with them. There's no need to precook the pasta for this either so it's literally mix everything in a bowl, pour into a dish and bung it in the oven kind of meal. I love easy food like this, especially on a busy weeknight.

Easy Mediterranean Pasta Bake


MEDITERRANEAN PASTA BAKE

| Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 1 Hour | Total Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes |


INGREDIENTS:

  • 500g Wholewheat Pasta 
  • 1 Jar Pasta Sauce (about 400g)
  • 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 100g Chorizo, sliced
  • 150ml Double Cream
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 200ml Boiling Water
  • 2 TBSP Chopped Basil Leaves
  • 80g Soft Goats Cheese
  • 100g Parmesan, grated
  • 100g Cheddar, grated

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan) and in a large bowl mix together the pasta, pasta sauce, tomatoes, chorizo, double cream, garlic, basil and boiling water.
  • Step 2: Pour the mixture into a large oven proof dish and bake in the oven for 1 hour. Cover with foil after 20 minutes to prevent the pasta catching on top.
  • Step 3: Serve with a green salad.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date: 13th January 2016 |


If you fancy trying a box yourself, Degustabox are offering £6 off (RRP 12.99) if you enter the following code at the checkout BLDEG15.

The full list of products in this months box were as follows:

  • DDC Foods - Hip Pops Crips
  • Betavivo - Oats
  • Nothing But - Fruit Snacks
  • Barilla - Whole Wheat Fusilli
  • Barilla - Vegetable sauce
  • Eisberg - Non Alcohol wine
  • Fabulous Bakers - Mango Pineapple Bars
  • Drink Me - Snikky Chai Latte
  • KoKo - Milk
  • Halewood International - Crabbies Light
  • Halewood International - Red Square Toffee
  • Compete - Lemon Bites
  • Happy Monkeys - Kids Smoothies
  • Love Kombucha - Drink
  • Tree Vitalise - Birch Water
  • Nuva - Flavoured Water
Disclosure: I was sent a Degustabox to review. All thoughts are my own.


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