Chasing Davies: Yummy Winter Pasta

December 1, 2010

Yummy Winter Pasta

My good fiend told me (and made it for me first) about this very yummy, customizable-perfect-for-winter pasta.  I just made it again this week and had to share!

What you need:

It's customizable because you can use whatever veggies, cheese and meat you want!  But here's how I made mine.

Start with your choice of noodles.  I boiled whole wheat rotini pasta.  Drained 90% of the water once finished, but kept a bit (to help create a sauce later).

Pick your veggies.  I chopped up carrots, used a can of beats, and sliced up zucchini.  I cooked them in a pan with about 1-2 tbls of olive oil.  Then throw them in the pasta pot.

Add sweet potatoes (or meat, or regular potatoes) - cut into chunks, boiled in separate pot and then added to pasta/veggie pot.

I even added a can of butter beans to this mixture for some protein.

Turn stove to low, to warm everything up.  Stir and mix.  Once it's warm - add your choice of cheese.  I use goat cheese.  This melts and with the pasta water, helps add moisture.

A great meal of whole wheat, veggies and protein. I make a lot so I can have for left overs for days to come!