Easy cheesy vegetable pasta

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: pasta | Tags: , |

This pasta dish is satisfying because of its high carbohydrate content which is beneficial for you especially during your first trimester and also while you are lactating. The milk and cheese are good sources of protein and calcium while the other ingredients supplement this recipe with iron, folic acid, fibre and vitamin C.

Preparation Time : 10 mins.
Cooking Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
2 cups cooked pasta (penne, macaroni or fusilli)
1 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon celery, chopped
1/2 cup capsicum, sliced
1 cup boiled vegetables (carrots, peas, french beans, broccoli, red pepper etc.), diced
3/4 cup milk
3 cheese slices ( or 1/2 cup grated cheese)
1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
1 teaspoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
Method
1. Heat the butter in a pan and sauté the onion, celery and capsicum for 2 minutes.
2. Add the milk and cheese slices and bring to a boil.
3. Add the vegetables, mixed herbs, salt and pepper and mix well.
4. Toss the cooked pasta in the sauce and bring to a boil.
5. Serve hot with toast or garlic bread.
Tips
Approximately 1¼ cups of dried pasta will yield 2 cups of cooked pasta.

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