Left-overs pasta

Packets of left over food from our Monday night fridge,

Everything from the fridge for left over pasta

Pasta never makes me feel full or bloated, if it is predominantly vegetable. We do cheat a bit and add a bit of bacon and, of course, the parmesan to finish.

But this still makes for a light, but filling and delicious meal, and you won’t feel like someone has inserted a bicycle pump down your throat for the previous half an hour. If you are in a bloating phase, then leave out the bacon and go easy on the cheese.

1/2 onion – chopped
3 garlic cloves – crushed
1/2 red chilli – chopped
1/2 green chilli – chopped
A good slurp of olive oil
Black pepper
2 rashers of bacon -sliced
1/2 leftover red pepper – chopped finely
1 oldish zucchini, cut out soft bits- chop into chunks
1 generous pinch of Oregano
Old tomatoes as many as you have (including cherry tomatoes) – chop
Leftover green beans -cut into four centimetre lengths
1 vegetable stock cube
1/2 water
Leftover olives – chopped (and the oil they are in)
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
1/2 packet linguini
1 handful of spaghetti (or whatever pasta you have)

Brown the bacon, onion, garlic and chilli in the olive oil with black pepper – maybe 5 minutes
Put on pot of boiling water with oil and salt.
Add red pepper, zucchini, oregano & tomatoes to the garlic, onions, bacon and chilli – stir for another 5 minutes.
Add green beans. Add olives and stock cube and water. Add tomato paste.
Leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Just before serving add rocket or spinach.

When water boils add spaghetti and cook for 16-18 minutes.

Serve with lashings of parmesan of course.

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