Broccoli, Cauliflower and Pasta Bake!

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This dish came about completely out of necessity and I am so delighted with it, that I might actually plan to make it again and shop for the ingredients next time.  As always you can swap and change the vegetable element to your heart’s content.

I put recipes on here in the hope that my daughter, who is at university, might be inspired and have a go. It has worked on occasion. This is a perfect one for you to try Ms Glade X.

It can be made in advance and popped into the oven whenever your ready!

 

Ingredients

1 head of Broccoli cut into spears

1 head of Cauliflower cut into florets

500g Pasta cooked in accordance to the instructions of the packet

2 sliced of Bread cut into breadcrumbs

50g Extra Mature Cheese grated

White Sauce

50g Butter

50g Plain Flour

900ml Milk

Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Method

1. Cook the Cauliflower and Broccoli in a steamer or boil until al dente.

2. Add the cooked vegetables and cooked pasta to a large oven proof dish.

3. To make the white sauce, add all the ingredients together in one pan.

4. Put the pan on a medium heat and stir continually until it boils and thickens.

5. Pour the white sauce over the top of the vegetable mixture in the dish.

6. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and cheese on top of the dish.

7. Cook in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for about 30 minutes until the top is browned and crispy.

8. Serve with garlic bread and salad.

Enjoy!

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Have a lovely day!

 

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Pasta Arrabiata!

 

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This is one of my favourite pasta sauces to order when we are out. Everywhere seems to have a different spin on it. I like to add whatever vegetables I have around, this time I had some spinach and it made a lovely addition.

Served with garlic bread, it’s a quick and simple, but satisfying dinner!

 

Ingredients

Glug of Olive oil

2 white onions finely chopped

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

200ml vegetable stock

1 teaspoon crushed chilli

1 handful of Spinach

1 packet penne packet cooked to al dente as per packet instructions

Grated cheese to serve

Method

1. Sauté the onions in the olive oil until translucent

2. Add the tomatoes and vegetable stock

3. Add the crushed chilli to taste but no more than 1 teaspoon

4. Add the spinach and reduce the heat to a simmer

5. Simmer for about 15 minutes, meanwhile cook the pasta

6.  When the sauce is reduced add the cooked pasta, mix and serve with grated cheese

 

Enjoy!

 

Have a lovely day!

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