Meat Free Monday – Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Pasta

I wanted to make a veggie Lasagne, but Hubby turned his nose up at it, he finds lasagne in general ‘heavy’.

On my shopping trip to Aldi, I bought a tray of ready cut Mediterranean Vegetables, not something I have thought of buying before, but now it’s mainly just the 2 of us at 89p it works out cheaper than buying the separate veg.

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I am making the sauce in the Thermomix, but roasted it off in the oven dressed in olive oil and added garlic when I made the stew yesterday.

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I put a good glug of olive oil into the Thermomix bowl and added the cooked garlic cloves, salt and pepper and mix on speed 4 for 3 or 4 seconds, then add the rest of the cooked veg, and a tin of chopped tomato’s, a big squeeze of tomatoe puree and a good pinch of dried oregano – set to cook at heat 80, speed 1 reverse for 7 minutes, check, taste and continue to cook till it thickens (approx 10-12 mins) – a quick blitz to break it down on speed 4 for 2 or 3 seconds and the sauce is done.

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I also cook the pasta in the Thermomix, heat 1.5 litres on salted water to heat 100, then add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes till tender – I would have added basil to the sauce but didn’t have any in. I LOVE watching the Thermomix cook spaghetti have a look ….

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Once combined, serve and sprinkle with Parmasan or equivalent veggie/vegan alternative – simple but delicious and less than a pound a head 😇

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Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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