Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Super Loaded Pasta

This is uber healthy, and tasty.

Pasta sauce:
3 cups tightly packed spinach
1 large bunch asparagus
1/2 of an onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup reduced-fat grated cheddar cheese
3 tbsp ground flax seed
2 tbsp flour
2 veg bullion cubes
salt, pepper, to taste

1 package whole wheat pasta (i used linguini)

1. cut up asparagus and put in boiling, salted water for 2-3 minutes, or until tender.

2. Turn the heat on the water off and add spinach for 30 seconds - just enough for the spinach to wilt.

3. Drain the vegetables and transfer to a blender. Add onion, garlic and flax seeds.

4. in a saucepan, pour milk and add crumbled veg bullion. Whisk until cube is dissolved and turn heat to high. Add flour and whisk until there are no lumps. Stop whisking and wait for the milk to boil. The second it boils, turn the heat to low and whisk constantly until it thickens, about 2-4 minutes.

5. Turn heat off, add grated cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.

6. Transfer everything to a blender, add salt and pepper, and puree.

7. Cook the past in salted water (you can start this earlier) and toss with pasta sauce. I added raisins and pine nuts to the sauce with the pasta, but if you don't care so much about being fat free, i bet feta cheese would be great with this.

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1 comment:

Sanjana said...

This looks really delicious, Melissa! First time here and I really love your recipes!