3 fast pasta recipes!

These are my favourite super fast pasta recipes – they can be as a snack or as  part of a main meal.

All of these recipes require 200g of cooked pasta and each recipe will only take as long as the time the pasta needs to cook (usually 10-12mins).  Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet.

I like a little bite in mine so i will cook it al-dente.  Add a little salt to the water you cook it in.  The salt flavours the pasta but is thrown out with the water.   I like to use sea-salt where I can.

Spagetti with pesto (and feta/parmesan)

ingredients

200g of spagetti pasta

2 heaped teaspoons of pesto

65g of feta cheese

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  • Stir the pesto into the freshly cooked pasta making sure it coats all of it.
  • Then simply stir in the feta cheese and serve.
  • Ta-da!  A very quick and very tasty snack or a side for a main meal.

Fusili with bacon and mascarpone

ingredients

200g of fusili pasta

60g of bacon lardons or pancetta cubes

40g or one heaped tablespoon of mascarpone cheese

  • Fry the bacon/pancetta until cooked and crispy – usually takes 5-6 minutes
  • Stir the mascarpone into the freshly cooked pasta making sure it coats all of it.
  • Then simply stir in the bacon bits and serve.
  • And there you have another super speedy tasty pasta dish.

Spagetti Carbonara (bacon, mushroom & egg)

ingredients

200g of spagetti pasta

60grams of bacon lardons or pancetta cubes

200g of button or baby mushrooms

2 large eggs

50g of parmasen cheese

  • Fry the bacon/pancetta until cooked and crispy – usually takes 5-6 minutes
  • Add the mushrooms and fry for another 5 minutes
  • Add the pasta to the bacon and mushroom pan.
  • Whisk the egg and add a little bit of cracked black pepper.
  • Then simply stir in the egg to the hot pasta and serve.
  • The steamy hot pasta and bacon will cook the egg as your stir it through.

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