All posts tagged: pasta sauce

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Carbs are the thing of the moment. It’s cold, it’s raining, and as a nation we’re hungry for the heavy stuff. I’ve seen butternut squash pasta sauce recipes knocking about, but wanted to try the long game version by roasting the squash to see if it made a difference to the flavour. It absolutely does, it tastes just a little bit more luxurious and is (in my opinion) way worth the effort, and it makes the house smell good. I cooked this for my Grandparents, Mum and boyfriend over the weekend and it comfortably served all 5 of us, but I’d probably say this serves 4 more generously – depending on the size of your squash. 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced 2 garlic cloves 100g wensleydale  1 tbsp olive oil Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 7 (conversions here) and lay out your squash in a roasting dish. Peel the garlic cloves and throw them in the dish, then drizzle over the olive oil and shake the dish to ensure everything’s nicely coated. Roast …

Spinach and Avocado Pasta Sauce

I’ve always made my own tomato sauce for pasta, but never ventured in to all the colours for sauce that aren’t red. So, yesterday evening when staring vacantly at supermarket shelves I made the executive decision to just bite the bullet and see what happens when you blitz together some green stuff and put it with pasta – boy am I glad I make such good executive decisions. Spinach is a superfood in both my eyes and Popeye’s, its a great source of iron which is a major benefit for all you vegetarians and vegans out there. I’ve told you before that avocado is fantastic but I’ll tell you again, avocado is fantastic. It’s a ‘good fat’ and makes everything/anything creamy and delicious. So as you can imagine, this sauce will leave you feeling strong and mighty.     Serves 2 100g raw chopped spinach 1 mashed avocado 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely juice 1 lemon 3 mint leaves, chopped finely 2 tbsps natural yoghurt 200g free-from pasta (you can use normal pasta if you …