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  • sputnik

    Mmm, I would like to eat more pasta this year. Very good food for cycling and also very economical.
    Please give me some some pasta based recipes so I don't get bored with eating the stuff 🙂

    Premier Icon Stoner

    proper carbonara.

    just ad egg yolk and fried bacon/pancetta to hot spaghetti. bit of parmesan and black pepper, dash of olive oil.

    knock out.


    2nd proper carbonara, dead easy.

    Home made pesto.

    Knob of butter and grated parmesan.


    Most tomato based sauces are good if you cook them for long enough, bung in the ingredientes and let simmer for a couple of hours. If you try and make them in a hurry they're crap.

    Hungry now 🙂


    Add pepperoncino to all pasta sauces.

    Olive oil, garlic and pepperoncino – good if you have NOTHING in the fridge.


    pasta + pesto = awesome pasta recipe.

    Aldi some some good pestos cheap

    Fry up sliced courgettes then add some crushed garlic for a bit at the end. In a glass mix up grated parmasen, olive oil and lemon juice (lots of all) with fresh garlic if possible, S&P. Mix the sauce into the cooked pasta then serve with the courgettes and garlic on top. Great for after biking as only takes as long as you need for the pasta.

    Or fried courgette, onion, and garlic in a tomato sauce with mozzerella added just before it's finished so it starts to melt.

    Fry garlic up then for a couple of minutes add smoked salmon and chopped rocket and a fair bit of S&P.

    Premier Icon DaRC_L

    For 2 people:
    2 packets of filled pasta, cook as per instructions
    1 tub of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
    1 packet of Basil, chopped
    1/2 packet of pine nuts, toasted (put in a frying pan on a low heat for about 5 minutes shaking, to turn, a couple of times to stop them burning)
    Olive oil, Salt and Pepper to taste

    Toss them all together once the pasta is cooked.

    Stoner – with you there. None of this creamy carbonara rubbish.

    Another of my faves is Ikea meatballs with a tin of chopped tomatoes bunged over and cooked with herbs, onions, garlic, chili flakes and a splash of Worcester sauce.

    Serve (as with all pasta) with REAL parmesan. Not pre-grated stuff out of a box.

    Penne with Peas and Pancetta:
    Fry some pancetta, garlic, chopped chilli (optional) and shallot for a bit then pour in a glass of wine. Let it reduce by half then add some dried oregano. Cook out for a bit then put in the pasta.

    Linguine with Peas and Prawns:
    A bit like the above. Garlic, chilli and shallots in a pan. Fry until soft then add glass of wine. Reduce by half and add raw prawns. Cook for a ouple of minutes and toss in linguine.


    combine the following:
    1x slow cooker
    2x tin of chopped tomatoes
    5x chopped fresh tomatoes
    1x onion
    3x cloves of garlic
    2x carrots
    3x sticks of celery
    3x squirts of balsamic vinegar
    1x table spoon of sugar
    2-3x vegetable stock cubes (mixed with water etc)

    Put all in slow cooker prior to work, come home zap it with a food processor and mix with pasta and a meat of your choice (I prefer tuna) and serve with garlic bread! YUM!

    Serves about 8 people, obviously put the left overs in pots and freeze!


    Spicy meatball pasta bake

    Premier Icon akira

    Cheesy tomato and bacon pasta bake, make a pile and freeze.
    Use plenty of herbs and strong cheese.
    Also works very well with venison sausages.


    Get some sweet potato and some squash, chop em up into bite size cubes, season, olive oil, roast in the oven for 15-20mins until browned.

    Toast some pine nuts

    Get some goats cheese and cut into little cubes

    Cook some wholewheat pasta.

    Bunk em all together in a pan.


    Serve with Garlic Ciabatta.


    Good thread, sound like some top pasta dish's!


    10 Min tasty pasta rcipe.
    Cook plenty 2-3 mug fulls of pasta until al dente.
    Meanwhile chop up 4 or 5 tomatoes, a mozarella ball and some fresh basil.
    Make a dressing of olive oil balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper lemon juice and a bit of lemon zest.
    Throw it all together. Eat.

    You can always add a side salad of rocket and parnesan if you want to look posh.

    Premier Icon Rusty Mac

    Tuna and mixed bean pasta salad is good,

    For 3-4 portions
    Use 2 muggs of Penne or Riggatoni pasta (cook it then cool it under cold water)
    1 tin of mixed beans
    1 or 2 big tins of tuna
    1 tin of sweetcorn
    Mayonnaise to combine it all (you can also use half mayo half creme fresh)
    season to taste.

    Well good



    Premier Icon Nick

    spagetti with chilli, anchovies and lemon

    cook spagetti

    In a seperate pan add some olive oil and the finely chopped up chillis and the anchovies, sweat the chillis as the anchovies dissolve, stir in the spagetti and then sqeeze the lemon juice in, eat

    just adjust ingredient quantaties to taste

    Premier Icon Nick

    spagetti with meatballs

    1lb minced pork
    8 rashers of streaky bacon (smoked is ok if you fancy it)
    1tsp ground fennel seeds
    1tsp fresh ground pepper
    as many chillis as you like
    1/2 tsp of sugar
    pinch of salt

    you can blend all this in a food processor and you can replace the minced pork with belly and shoulder if you like

    roll into small balls and then fry in batches, set aside once done in an oven proof dish

    to make the sauce

    3 cloves of garlic
    1 small onion
    1 tin of passata
    1 tin of chopped tomatoes
    1 glass of red wine
    tsp of Oregano
    pepper and salt to taste

    fry the onion until translucent, add the garlic and fry for another 30 seconds, add wine, cook for another min, add everything else, simmer for a couple of minutes

    poor this over the meatballs

    put in oven for 30 mins on a high heat so that the top starts to catch a bit and everything is bubbling nicely

    while this is doing cook spagetti

    combine in bowls (recommend you put the pasta in first), get some parmasan and a bottle of Masi Amarone, enjoy


    Spag bol: 2 tins tomatos, one small onion, 250g mince, one pepper.
    Chorizo pasta: preferably cooking chorizo, but either sort will do as long as it's not the sliced type. Fry gently with some garlic, add a tomato or some cherry tomatos, a pepper. Voila.
    Nigel Slate has a good creamy spicy sausage one, too
    Also, I found an interesting recipe recently: double cream, fresh prawns, chili sauce.


    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm thats making me feel hungry…..some of the above have just inspired me to buy a book on pasta dishes….

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes

    Spicy chorizo style whole sausage(lidl is good), sliced into 1/3" rounds, pop them in to poach in a glass of white wine or two. Meanwhile gently fry a medium onion or a few shallots, medium chopped. Add a tin of tomatoes or passata, a cup of fresh or frozen peas and the sausage with the wine. Salt and black pepper. Serve with Conchiglie or Fusilli.


    Also remembering that pasta tends towards being a high GI food, and is (unless you buy high quality) extremely heavily processed.
    Made pesto last night, will be having it with Fettuce tonight, but pasta no more than once a week.

    Premier Icon chakaping

    OK, I don't normally let this one out, but because you said please…

    Orecchiette pasta (100g per person)
    Quite a lot of olive oil (not too bitter)
    1 small/med clove garlic, finely chopped
    Good amount of pecorino cheese, grated roughly or cut into slivers
    1 cup frozen peas (or fresh in season if you grown your own)
    1 cup frozen broad beans (ditto)
    Small handful of chopped mint
    Few twists black pepper

    Cook pasta in one pan, veg in another – strain both and combine with other ingredients in the big pan

    Add more oil or cheese to taste once served

    One of my fave meals. Very refreshing and different – and really easy. Goes lovely with a dry reisling or semillon.


    Thank you all for the ideas. I plan to try every single one of the above recipes, starting tonight with the first submitted one , i.e Stoner's (proper) Carbonara and then I am going to work my way down the 'list' of recipes.


    Sometimes use Chorizo instead of bacon in a carbonara recipe to give a bit more pep.

    Sputnik, get yourself down the library or bookshop and get Jamie Oliver's books. He's a massive-tongued freak but he's got some damn fine pasta recipes that are a bit different.

    Premier Icon jimmy

    Putanesca. My favourite for some years now.

    Black olives, anchovies, capers, chilli, garlic, oregano, basil, tomatoes + pecorino cheese. BBBBBOOOOSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH. Awesome stuff.

    Hi check this link out, there are loads of great Itallian recipes:

    Premier Icon dusty trails

    Yeah I'm with Jimmy! "Whore's" spaghetti although i prefere it with penne.
    Smoked Salmon, sauteed shallots, pickled green peppercorns, a little rosemary, parmesan & creme. TOTALLY Fantastic
    Sautee shallots in a little butter & olive oil
    Add rosemary & peppercorns
    Add Creme
    Add Parmesan
    Then last add shredded smoked salmon
    Stir into Penne or similar & serve with more parmesan!! & a nice red!!

    Ok Not really diet food but WTF occasionally!!

    Premier Icon valleydaddy

    I love pasta

    make a daddy special – here goes

    olive oil
    italian herbs
    red chillies
    bacon or chorizo or smiliar spicy sausage or chicken

    Put in a frying pan and cook off

    Whilst pile of pasta of choice is cooked

    When pasta cooked, drain and tip into frying pan to get all the flavour out of pan.

    Tip into big bowl grate some cheese of preference on top, ground pepper and lashings of tomato sauce


    could eat it all the time 😛

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