Wednesday, 26 August 2009

"Pasta Pesto Pepper Pesto Pasta Pepper..."

This was originally called "Pasta with Pesto and Pepper" but it's name got broken somewhere along the way, and now we always call it "Pasta Pesto Pepper Pesto Pasta Pepper" or a variation of that sort of thing.

It also has mushrooms in it, but they don't begin with "P"

Ingredients:

2 peppers (red, green, yellow, orange - it doesn't matter, but a mixture is nice)
Some mushrooms - doesn't really matter what sort or how many, but we normally use chestnut mushrooms
Basil Pesto - we normally go for Waitrose own brand
Pasta - about 150g
2-3tsp olive oil

Recipe:

Wash & chop the peppers into pieces about 3cm square.

Throw away the seeds and middle bit as it makes the rest go very bitter if you cook them with it.

Wash the mushrooms. If they're big, you can chop them up at this stage too.

Put the peppers and mushrooms in a baking tray, pour the olive oil over the top, and roast in the oven for about 40 minutes.

When there's about 15 minutes left, cook the pasta (This normally takes between 10 and 15 minutes, but varies depending on type and brand)

When the pasta is ready, drain the water out, and mix in the roast veg. Cover with two or three dessert spoons of pesto (it depends how much you like pesto!) and stir well.

And that's it - really nice, relatively low fat.

You can throw in pretty much any vegetables as a variation.
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