{Student food}: The never ending pasta bake

Evening my little webbers of the web! I’ve just got back from a BPP workshop on interviews & assessment centres (twas good)

Have I mentioned I’m going home in like a day and a half?! As you might be able to tell I am a little excited about leaving this bigger rock to go to a smaller rock!

It’s the usual panic, I have food that I need to eat which means it’s time to throw together a recipe which will deal with all those goodies that need to be eaten pronto.

So I checked my cupboards & fridge section and came up with this:

  • olives in a rosemary and pepper sauce
  • salami
  • cheese slices
  • tinned tomatoes
  • pasta
  • garlic puree
  • sugar

So I started googling salami and pasta recipes (I lacked a fair amount of what they were needing and lets be honest does a student really have these things to hand!?)

So I did a typical me thing and decided to throw it all together and wait to see what would happen!

& this my little webblings is how the experiment went and what I learnt!…

  1. You can sub pasta sauce for tinned tomatoes (add a spoonful of sugar to sweeten it and hey presto you got yourself some tomato goodness to work with)!
  2. Fancy olives in a Β pasta bake are A M A Z I N G and really add to the overall flavour of the dish!
  3. Salami, pasta and cheese are a good combination
Cook your pasta for like 15 minutes!
Chop up your ingredients (whilst the pasta is cooking) the smaller you chop, the further it goes!
Once the pasta is cooked throw in the tinned toms, olives & salami and add a spoonful of sugar!
Transfer contents into dish suitable for baking!
Top with as much cheese as physically possible!
Shove it in the oven for 15 mins (& hey presto you got a super Italian themed pasta bake!)

You’ll probably be sick to death of it by the second day when every meal involves salami and pasta…

BUT it makes a lot of meals (well I think it does anyway!)

Fancy jumping on the throw it together and hey presto there’s a half decent pasta bake lying in wait for you to demolish?

I hope you have all had a fabulous Wednesday!

I’m all pasta-ed out!


4 thoughts on “{Student food}: The never ending pasta bake

  1. Jonathan March 16, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    We make pasta bake at least once a week – feeds all of us, and provides a few lunches for the days after too.


    • Charlotte Wilkinson March 16, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      It’s a good shout! It goes a long way (perfect for a family) maybe not quite so perfect for 1 person!


  2. wordscoffeeandlacedresses March 17, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Love that you wrote: “the smaller you chop, the further it goes!”. That is my cooking mantra; I chop up ingredients to a moderately small size in order to fill out the dish more πŸ˜€

    I have never considered putting olives into a pasta bake but the way you described it makes it sound like a very good idea. May have to try it out sometime…


    • Charlotte Wilkinson March 17, 2016 / 6:52 pm

      Haha it is most definitely a good mantra to have! You really should! Olives are so incredibly good in pasta bake (I couldn’t believe it) πŸ™‚


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