Delicious eggplant rollups with cheese and mushrooms inside, and baked in a tomato sauce. The eggplant comes out fully cooked and yummy.
No one needs to know there’s grape jelly in their spaghetti sauce — until after dinner.
This is a hearty take on Pasta Carbonara, with peas added to boost the protein and add interest.
A full-flavoured pasta dish that can be served warm, or chilled as a pasta salad.
The roasted cauliflower adds a depth of flavour and texture to this dish.
A very easy sauce to make.
Especially nice with wholewheat linguine.
A very, very morish dish. But go slowly at the table — those gnocchi are more filling that they first seem to be!
This recipe is even better with wholewheat pasta. The flavour really rounds out that of the broccoli and chickpeas.
A grown-up’s macaroni and cheese!
A very easy to make and rich tasting sauce.
A very flavourful and colourful gnocchi dish.
A rich, gutsy pasta dish.
A really good baked pasta dish, with veggies in it.
A good hearty baked pasta dish, with veggies in it.
Feel free to vary the veg in the recipe according to what you have on hand or what looks good at the store. Bear in mind, though, that the idea is to end up with veg in the pasta that have some crunch to them to give it interest.
This is the authentic recipe used by Alfredo Restaurant in Rome, and as you will see, there is no added Alfredo sauce. The pasta ends up tasting creamy just from the three ingredients used.
The cabbage makes for a hearty, and healthy, pasta dish.
Here’s a pesto that uses parsley — great for using up leftover bunches in the fridge. Takes 10 minutes to make including clean-up, and you can toss it into the freezer using the pesto ice-cube trick and you’re set for a couple of good meals out of what wo
This combines all the great Italian flavours with the colours of the Italian flag: red, white and green.
The flavours in this dish explode out of your pasta bowl.
You will probably want to use fresh parsley as it is a featured item. Use whatever quantities you wish.
The taste of sage and walnut together in a pasta sauce is rich and satisfying.
A very nice pesto. No one needs to know it’s also a particularly healthy recipe.