{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
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Cook your pasta for like 15 minutes!
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Chop up your ingredients (whilst the pasta is cooking) the smaller you chop, the further it goes!
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Once the pasta is cooked throw in the tinned toms, olives & salami and add a spoonful of sugar!
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Transfer contents into dish suitable for baking!
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Top with as much cheese as physically possible!
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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!

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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.

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    • 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!

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  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…

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    • 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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