Vitality veggie pasta

Vitality veggie pasta

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Cooking time

Ready in 20-25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Easy and quick veggie pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
377
protein
13g
carbs
62g
fat
10g
saturates
1g
fibre
7g
sugar
0g
salt
0.27g

Ingredients

  • 250g pack pappardelle pasta
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped into chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • small handful pine nuts
  • 1 plump garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4 large field mushrooms, sliced
  • 250g bag washed spinach
  • grated parmesan and chilli flakes to serve, optional

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Method

  1. Pour boiling water into a large saucepan, bring to the boil, then cook the pasta according to pack instructions. When the pasta has 5 mins left to cook, tip in the squash and cook with the pasta for the remaining time.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat half the oil in a large frying pan. Sizzle the pine nuts in the oil until they start to colour, stir in the garlic and cook for a moment just to soften. Add remaining oil, turn up the heat, add the mushroom and cook for 2-3 mins until they start to soften. Turn the heat to maximum, add spinach to the pan and cook for 1-2 mins until completely wilted.
  3. Drain the pasta and squash, then mix in with the vegetables until everything’s nicely combined. Bring the pan to the table and let everyone help themselves. You could also pass round grated parmesan and chilli flakes if people want it.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2005

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ali_juarez's picture
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I love simple pasta with my favourite ingredients, like in this recipe. I would advise to add flavour roasting the cubes of pumpkin (or butternut squash) with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, then later add to the rest of ingredients. This method, together with the grated parmesan cheese adds flavour to the recipe.
I included this recipe in my low-fat diet !

vickinixon's picture
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Boiling the butternut squash leaves it tasting very bland! Pretty disaapointed, I would perhaps roast the veg instead for more flavour. Even added pesto to liven it up and it didn't quite work!

silviak's picture
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After reading the comments, that is how I made my recipe: 250g penne; 1 butternut squash + cherry tomatoes roasted (180ºC, 35 minutes) with 1 garlic clove, olive oil, salt, paprika and a pinch of sugar; 250g spinach + half chopped onion cooked until wilted. After draining the pasta I mixed it with the butternut and spinach and sprinkled parmesan on top. It was absolutely delicious.

nsrhodes's picture
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Out of three of us who ate this, two liked it, and one thought it was a bit bland. We used fresh spinach and ricotta ravioli in this recipe, and as suggested added parmesan and chilli flakes - I think these additions gave it some interest and a good kick!

rachelrolls's picture

add some pesto and creme fraiche to liven it up

kateherd3's picture
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We thought this was really bland - added some chili flakes but still didn't do it. Definitely felt like we were getting all our veggies, though!

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