I’m sharing this creamy pasta dish today because it’s great for busy families – the sauce is done in the time it takes to boil the pasta (no need to prepare a roux), and it gets three different types of green veg into even the fussiest of families, all wrapped up in a garlicy, creamy sauce.
Course: Pasta meals
Keyword: 10 minute pasta, Creamy green vegetable pasta, creamy pasta, green vegetable pasta
Put the pasta on to cook in plenty of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Warm the oil and butter in a large pan.
Chuck in the veg, fry for a minute.
Add the finely chopped garlic, fry for another couple of minute.
Add the milk and cream cheese – if you’re not veggie, you could add a bit of chopped ham at this stage too.
Stir over the heat until smooth, then add the chilli powder, oregano and black pepper.
Season further if desired – I kept it child-friendly, then added extra chilli and pepper at the end, just for the grown-ups.
Leave it on low to simmer gently – don’t let it boil or it may split.
When the pasta is boiled, drain and stir through the sauce.
If you fancy getting experiemental - you can introduce other green veg to this recipe, such as kale, cavolo nero, or edamame beans. Serve with a fresh salad – and maybe some garlic bread if you’re feeling particularly hungry.