Sunday, September 20, 2009

CREAMY BUTTERNUT, FETA AND WALNUT PASTA - WEEKEND FOOD

CREAMY BUTTERNUT, FETA AND WALNUT PASTA

so it isn't only weekend  food but anyday of the week food - pasta is one of those great staples that you can dish into a bowl and just spoon into your mouth while watching a movie or reading a book - you don't have to think about it - it just tastes good :)

Ingredients
1 x packet of pasta - preferably the spaghetti or tagliatelle kind- i used King Soba Brown Rice noodles but regular noodles will do too
1 x medium butternut
1 x tub(250ml) cream
1 x round of feta
1 x medium onion roughly diced
1 or 2 cloves fresh garlic peeled (kept whole)
1 x handful of walnuts or cashew nuts
some olive oil

Method

1) Peel and dice the butternut into medium to small cubes then put in a roasting pan with diced onion and the garlic and drizze with olive oil.
2) Roast in the oven at 190 degrees celcius until soft and and lightly browned.
3) Bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook your pasta according to the packets instructions.
4) In a large frying pan or pot place the roasted butternut and onion, add the tub of cream and bring to a simmer.

5) Crumble in half the feta and season with salt.
6) Once the pasta is boiled rinse and mix in with the butternut cream mixture and crumble feta on top and stir on most of the nuts.

Dish into bowls and sprinkle a few extra nuts on top

:)

5 comments:

  1. yummy...that sounds totally great. I must try this.

    *hugs*

    Ps - we must hang out soon :)

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  2. WEll this look like supper tonight to me.....off to pick n pay!

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  3. plse let me know how it turns out for both of you :) even if it flops - or if you have ideas or thoughts or if you think something is missing - i love feed back good or bad! :)

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  4. Well, I can safely say that dinner went down a treat! Thanks Betty B - this one is a staple from now on....although I may be forced to substitute the cream with yoghurt....in deference to my waistline!!

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  5. yay - so so glad it worked out for you and you liked it :) YAY!!!!
    Betty Bake

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