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Sunday, 2 March 2014

Pasta Please - March Challenge

Pasta is a regular feature on Meal Plans in our house, it is quick to cook and endlessly versatile.  I am delighted to be hosting Pasta Please this month, the challenge created by Jac from Tinned Tomatoes.  

In honour of lovely Jac and her awesome vegetarian blog, you really must check it out, the theme this month is:

Tomatoes!

You can use fresh, tinned, roasted, sundried or otherwise prepared tomatoes in your pasta dish.  Whip up a delicious meal, blog about it, then linky up with the linky below.

Super Speedy Pasta and Vegetables 

This is the dinner my husband will cook and serve should he need to feed the kids and himself in a hurry. It is cheap, quick to make and tasty.  He can get it on the table within 20 minutes from whine to dine.

500g dried pasta
500g frozen mixed vegetables
750ml homemade pasta sauce (a jar from the supermarket is fine)
leftover sausages or other additions (optional)

Put a large pan of salted water on to boil, cook the pasta according to the instructions on the pack adding the mixed vegetables half way through the cooking time.  Drain the pasta and vegetables once they are cooked, stir through the pasta sauce and any other additions.  Heat through then serve topped with grated cheese.



Pasta Please Challenge March Guidelines:


To join in, make a pasta dish using tomatoes
All diets welcome – vegetarian, meat-eaters, etc
Post your pasta dish on your blog and add it to the linky at the bottom of the current challenge.
Link to this post and Tinned Tomatoes
Use the Pasta Please logo in your post
If you use twitter, tweet your post with @utterlyscrummy and @tinnedtoms with hashtag #PastaPlease and we will re-tweet it.
Recipes must be added to the linky by the 28th of each month.

5 comments:

  1. I use pasta every week, it really stretches the budget

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  2. Love pasta - I always have loads int he store cupboard.

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  3. Just commented on Katie's round up that I missed out submitting my spaghetti recipe - fortunately tomatoes were involved so you will be the lucky recipient instead!!

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  4. I made my entry for lunch today :) Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Michelle, my first attempt at submitting to the linky went wrong somehow (the photo never showed up) so I've added it again - but please feel free to delete the first copy :)

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