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Thread: Quick Pasta Dishes

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    Thumbs up Quick Pasta Dishes

    Wanted - Recipes for quick pasta dishes for the inexperienced !

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    Try this:

    Pasta Carbonara

    8 slices streaky bacon (or more if you like)
    1 pound pasta
    1 package frozen peas (not thawed; 2 cups)
    4 large eggs
    1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese plus additional for sprinkling
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon pepper

    Cut bacon crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips and cook in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove from heat.

    Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water according to package directions, stirring in peas 4 minutes before pasta is al dente.

    Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, cheese, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

    Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta. Add pasta to eggs along with 1/2 cup reserved cooking water and bacon with drippings, tossing to combine. Add more cooking water to moisten if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.

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    Cheers for that sassylass - Off to Tesco's for ingredients !

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    Join Date
    Nov 2007


    Dont really have measurement for this recipe But here goes.

    4 Chicken breasts
    veg of your choice i use an onion, carrots & sweetcorn would also be good with mushrooms.
    Pot of creme fraiche

    Chop up the onion & brown in a little oil add the chopped chicken breasts, crumble a chicken oxo cube over them & brown add veg of your choice & leave covered to simmer while pasta cooks - if the pan needs more liquid to stop it sticking either add a splash of wine or water.

    just I crumble a chicken oxo cube in to the pan of boiling water & add pasta as per instructions any pasta at all dosent matter.

    you can also add garlic when you are browning your onion if you like it of course

    Just before you drain pasta add the creme fraiche to the chicken & veg & stir well. Drain pasta & then serve.

    Nice served with garlic bread & parmesan cheese.

    If you have any left over Turkey Chicken or pork on boxing u could make it with that as well (obviously take less cooking time with cooked meats.
    Last edited by alanatkie; 20-Dec-07 at 15:24. Reason: forgot the garlic oops

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    Cheers for that alanatkie - Off to Tesco's again !

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    broadhaven road


    feeds four
    pudding bowl of dry pasta into boiling salted water cook to ready
    tub of uncle bens pasta sauce we use sun dried tomata sauce
    mix sauce in with drained pasta, throw in with it whatever you wish
    we add small tin of pineapple cubes or peaches diced and grated cheese and sweetcorn and shredded ham
    makes a quick and tasty dinner

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2001


    This is so easy!

    jar of Dolmio
    sliced mushrooms
    sweetcorn (optional)
    half a tub of philadelphia

    add the philly to the heated sauce and cooked mushrooms, stir until it melts then serve over pasta

    It makes a wonderfully creamy sauce in minutes, great served with garlic bread
    Why be a hard rock when you really are a gem!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    In my burrow


    quickest and easiest pasta dish ever is....cook the pasta the heat up a tin of condensed chicken soup(without adding water) then stir in the pasta....job done x
    The nice thing about living in a small place is that if you dont know what you are doing....there's always somebody who does,or thinks they do! x

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