Pasta with garlicky greens

Pasta with garlicky greens

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This comforting vegetarian recipe is the perfect dish to warm yourself up on a cold winter night

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
644
protein
19g
carbs
80g
fat
30g
saturates
16g
fibre
7g
sugar
6g
salt
0.52g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 leeks, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 250g spinach or shredded kale
  • 200ml crème fraîche
  • 400g orecchiette or other short pasta
  • 50g blue cheese, crumbled

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the leeks and garlic and let them soften for 15 mins. Stir in the spinach or kale for final few mins to wilt. Add the crème fraîche, stir and remove from the heat.
  2. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water. Drain the pasta, put it back in its saucepan, then stir the leek sauce into it. Serve in bowls with crumbled blue cheese on top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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Yo-Lisa's picture

I would sugest bit of grinded black pepper when you serve. By adding some black pepper the taste of whole dish will make huge difference. I used short Regatoni pasta !

archangelrich's picture
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This is ridiculously easy, but also pretty tasty.

I also use more garlic than it says, but that's about the only alteration. It's also really easy to scale up - I've cooked this for 16 people using two camping stoves, and it went down a storm.

gracewright's picture

My husband had leeks and cabbage as his main meal and said it was v tasty!
Nauseated/weak/dispirited due to renal failure/hospitalised one month - so max 1litre/day and saltfree:
Used far more garlic/less pasta/added fresh basil/lots of whole cumin and at end separated his and mine into the 2 dishes that I was already using; added grated cheese to mine; small amount of chopped orange pepper, paprika and crushed chilies to his.

niaeveral's picture
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Very easy and quick to make. I bit on the bland side for me, could of been a bit more garlicky to be honest

ljl144's picture
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I love this, it is so simple and tasty, perfect for a midweek dinner!

ljl144's picture
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This is such an easy tasty recipe, I can't believe its been rated so low!

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