Tag Archives: Pasta

No-Cream Spaghetti Carbonara with Zucchini

Carbonara with no cream and added vegetables! Every carbonara that I’ve made from scratch in the past has included cream – but not this one and we really didn’t miss it! I also replaced about a third of a standard … Continue reading

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Pesto Pasta Salad with Bacon plus Garlic Croutons

I’m back! It has been a while since I posted but my kitchen renovations are now finished, and I took a holiday as well. However, I think my cooking inspiration has returned and it is time to start sharing again 🙂 Even though we … Continue reading

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Pea and Parmesan Fettuccine

Light and simple. This tasty pasta sauce is made with frozen peas. Yep, frozen peas. We ate this as a wonderfully light dinner, but it would also work well as an appetiser for a dinner party. If you have a … Continue reading

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Mini Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ultimate portion control. As my family will tell you, portion control is something that I am not good at. These mini treats are baked in a muffin pan so you are guaranteed that everyone gets the same amount on their … Continue reading

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Beef Stroganoff Soup

Comfort food. This is a delicious, creamy soup which is great for a cold day. It is easy to cook and takes less than 30 minutes – perfect for a weeknight or a busy weekend. If you don’t want to … Continue reading

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Oven-baked Parmesan Pasta Bites

Best appetisers. Ever. Crispy, crunchy, cheesy, perfect bite-size, easy. There are a lot of recipes online for fried (or ‘toasted’) ravioli but, as you might have noticed if you are a regular Recipe Adaptors reader, I’m not a fan of deep … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and Meatloaf

Combine two family favourites. If your family is bored with Spaghetti Bolognese, meatballs or plain meatloaf, you should try this recipe. All the delicious classic Bolognese flavours but you can slice it! I made my meatloaf with as few ingredients … Continue reading

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Muffin Pan Macaroni and Cheese

Mini mac and cheese. This version of macaroni and cheese is quick to make as you don’t have to spend time preparing a cheese sauce. That means you can have the entire dish done in under 30 minutes. The cheese … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

The big day is nearly here so I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas 🙂 I don’t have a new recipe for you today but, if you end up with lots of left-over food … Continue reading

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Left-over Magic: Turkey and Bacon Macaroni Bake

Bookmark this recipe until you have holiday left-overs…. Sometimes left-overs can be a major issue – they sit around in the fridge for days because everybody has already eaten enough at the ‘first sitting’. However, this turkey and bacon macaroni is so … Continue reading

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