Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spaghetti with Alfredo

May 17th 2011

Pasta is what I turn to when I have a few veggies to finish, when I want a quick meal that tastes really good and when I feel like eating restaurant style food but at home. It is nutritious because you can throw in any veggie, relatively healthy when you don't use loads of oil and use whole wheat pasta and adult and kid friendly alike.

This is something that I like to make and serve with the sauce on the side because that way you can always add more if you like. I don't have a fancy name for it but it sure tastes pretty darn good.

Time: 30 min (preparation) 15 min (making)

Difficulty level: Easy

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped veggies [ onions, colored bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, garlic etc. totally your choice]. I have used what is mentioned here.
  • olive oil (as needed)- approx 2 tbsps
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper ( to taste)
  • Alfredo sauce as per here
  • Whole wheat Spaghetti (cooked per package instructions)
  • Parsley (for garnishing)

Method de Preparation:
  1. Step I : Chop all the vegetables. Add olive oil in a pan, add the garlic and onion and then the other veggies and saute everything together for a few minutes on medium-high heat till they are soft and cooked well.
  2. Step II: Boil water for the pasta. Add a little bit of salt. Cook spaghetti as per instructions. Don't over cook and don't allow to dry also. Timing is important. When they are done and the water drained out, mix a couple of tsps of olive oil into this so it stays soft.
  3. Step III: As you allow water to boil, start working on the Alfredo sauce after about 5 minutes. Add the required ingredients allowing the sauce to come together.
  4. Assembly: Start with spaghetti, add some veggies and then pour some sauce artistically on the top. Garnish with a sprig of parsley. Add fresh ground pepper on the top if you like and dig right in :)


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