Easy peasy cheesy pasta

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Cheesy pasta

Cheesy pastaPacked full of flavour, creamy, low fat and really simple to make. Let your kids help you prepare by crumbling the feta cheese or tearing the basil into little pieces; this helps to encourage them to eat this dish. Great with garlic bread or toasted breadcrumbs sprinkled over the top.

Ingredients

  • 600g dried pasta
  • 1 pack feta cheese
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tub low fat crème fraiche
  • Handful of fresh Basil (you can use dried)
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 pack rocket/salad leaves (optional)

For the garlic bread

  • 1 small baguette
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 25g butter

Method

  • Fry the onion in oil until soft
  • Dice the red pepper and cook until soft
  • Crumble the cheese into the mix (if the kids are helping get them to crumble the cheese in a seperate bowl)
  • Add the crème fraiche
  • Add a pinch of vegetable bouillion
  • Add the basil
  • Season
  • Cut the baguette into 1 ½ inch slices and toast on one side under the grill
  • Puree the garlic and mix with slightly warmed butter
  • Spread on the baguette on the soft side and place back under the grill until brown
  • Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water
  • Top with the sauce and serve with a handful of rocket and some homemade garlic bread

Recipe tip: Best to avoid green peppers, but sweet orange and yellow work well