Pasta is my ultimate comfort food. When its late and I'm cooking just for me, a bowlful with a bit of pesto from the jar, or a sauce that does not involve another pan that takes less time than the pasta takes to cook is pretty much always my go-to. As we're picking up the tail end of the tomato season here, today I thought I'd share with you a delicious, cheap, and actually quite light tagliatelle dish that you can get on the table in around 20 minutes. Ditch the parmesan and use a free-from pasta, and you can feed this to vegans, too.
In case you did not know, this summer I have teamed up with Barilla (the Italian pasta makers, whose pasta is actually one of the cheaper options in most British supermarkets, and is of a simply superb quality, and I'm not just saying that) and Great British Chefs to bring you a different, quick, easy, weeknight pasta dish every month. Click through for my recipe for Spaghetti with Mussels, and one of my new kitchen/ holiday cottage favourites: Mezze Penne Tricolour with Roasted Summer Vegetables and Walnuts.
I'm super excited about my last dish that should be appearing at the beginning of next month (okay, so October is hardly the summer, but I've been writing the recipes this summer), which is the perfect bright, delicious, transitional bowlful to take us into the cooler months.
You can find my recipe for Tagliatelle with Creamy Almond & Tomato Sauce over on Great British Chefs, you can find my favourite (just for me!) Emma Bridgewater Black Toast Pasta Bowl here, and while they are not online, I just have to tell you about my favourite new dark blue fabric table mats from Waitrose, which are £3 in the kitchen and dining section (they also come in bright red). They're great as they can go in the washing machine, and they are big enough that you don't need to buy separate drinks coasters.
More from me by way of pasta dishes: Penne with Walnut and Aubergine Pesto (great with a good glass of white wine), A Simple & Delicious Bolognese Sauce (this one freezes beautifully), and Wholemeal Spaghetti with Lemon & Avocado (which otherwise translates as the dish that will get you as obsessed as I am with wholemeal pasta).