But if you are seeking for a very simple but tasty pasta recepy that even picky kids will eat than this Ible is for you!
My wife and me use to make this while camping, in a cabin at holidays or just when we are in a hurry.
These pictures where taken when we were indeed on a holiday in a vacation bungalow in our autumn brake.
No let's get started:
What do we need?
-A jar of ready made red pesto (the cheap stuff like the one in the picture is sufficient
-Pasta (duh...well we used " spirelli" but other kind of macaroni or spaghetti will work as well)
-Cheese (We used Dutch 'Gouda' but other cheese that melts good is OK)
-Cucumber (Hey, my kids gotta to eat some green, healthy stuff! And no, green pesto isn't an option,.. well for a different taste it is)
That's it! Is that all, you say? Yes, but you could add some olives and some Italian spices off course, but thats for the expert chefs ;-)
Step 1: What's Cooking? Pasta!
Take a pan with enough water and boil it. Add the pasta if it starts boiling (yes, that’s when bubbles show up), a cup per person or so. For precise cooking time I recommend looking for the prescriptions on the package since it depends on what pasta you use. Any sort will do, mostly we use this kind but sometimes just ordinary spaghetti .
It usually takes about 8 minutes for al dente after adding it to the boiling water. Tasting with a fork is still the best indicator.
After boiling pour off the water. Be careful, since the water is hot (duh..).
You could add a spoon of olive oil to prevent sticky pasta, but if you are quick enough that’s not necessary because there is enough oil in the pesto
Step 2: Rasping...ehr, Chopping the Cheese and Cutting the Healthy Stuff.
Besides that I sliced the cucumber and putted in a bowl.
Step 3: Mixed and Mashed.
Open the jar and mix it up with that pasta. Very difficult isn't it?
Step 4: Ready Steady Eat!
'Buon appetito!' or 'Eet smakelijk!'