His and Hers Pasta

His and Hers Pasta

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Looking for  fun way to spend with your partner, why not create a delicious simple meal together in the kitchen, in this way your spending quality time creating something scrumptious.

So my wife and I decided to create a delicious twist on the traditional Mac and Cheese and made it more comforting on this icy evening.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of Penne pasta;
  • 5 Roma tomatoes blended (alternatively you could yous tin Tomatoes);
  • 1 red onion chopped;
  • 1 clove garlic;
  • 1 potato chopped in small cubes;
  • 1 tbsp butter;
  • some fresh oregano (dried will do as well);
  • 2 tbsp of all purpose flour;
  • 1 tsp chilli powder;
  • 1 cup of cheese;
  • Pinch of turmeric; and
  • 1 cup of milk; and salt and pepper to taste.

The above ingredients can we swapped out for a vegan alternatives such as plant based milk; vegan cheese and butter.


Method:

  • Blend tomatoes with one clove of garlic;
  • Place blended tomatoes and garlic in a pot;
  • Add turmeric, chilli powder; salt and pepper;
  • Cook on stove for 20 min until it becomes a sauce consistency;
  • In a frying pan add some oil  and heat;
  • Add your cubed potatoes and chopped onion and cook on medium heat until onions soften and potatoes are cooked;
  • In a sauce pan melt butter on medium heat;
  • Once melted add flour gradually and mix continuously (DO NOT BURN!!);
  • Gradually add milk once flour mixture is combined;
  • Keep stirring and bring to a boil;
  • Stir mixture until thick;
  • Boil pasta;
  • Once pasta boiled place in an oven proof dish;
  • Add the tomato sauce, white sauce and fresh herbs of your choice; and
  • Top with cheese and place in an 180ºC oven for 15 min or until cheese is melted.

Serve hot and pair it with a lovely glass of wine or gin. The Perfect Date!!!!

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