Sunday, 15 May 2016

Penne with Meatsauce

Pasta Recipes

I have alot of pasta in my cupboards and what better to do with them then to make enjoyable and easy recipes, that not only feed me but I can also share with everyone on my recipe blog. When it comes to pasta types, penne is just about my favourite and I  prefer to add something to my pasta, whether it is meat or fish, it makes for more enjoyment when I am eating and also adds that filling that we can all enjoy. Wholewheat pasta can work with this dish but I used regular pasta as I have yet to acquire a taste for the wholewheat kind even though I probably should. You will need a large skillet, one that can hold all the pasta at once and a medium sized pot for this recipe. I like penne but fusili or rigatoni work also and try to go with lean ground beef if possible. I am also a fan of spinach but for those that prefer another type of green leaf vegetable, you can use kale, parsley or even broccoli florets in place of the spinach or to accompany it. A little sprinkle of parmensan cheese to top your meal adds a nice touch.

Inspired by Catelli Pasta


Penne with Meatsauce Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes  Cook Time: 15 minutes  Servings: 4

1 package (375g) of penne pasta
1 lb of lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, thinly chopped
650ml of pasta sauce with basil
1/4 cup of pasta water
1 cup of spinach, shredded
1 tsp of oregano
1 tsp of sea salt
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1 tbsp of parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

Ground Beef Recipes
Preparing Penne with Meatsauce
1- In a large skillet cook meat until brown on medium heat, drain.
2- Add onion and garlic and cook 4 minutes.
3- Cook Pasta in pot according to package directions.
4- Add pasta sauce, spinach, oregano, salt and pepper to skillet and simmer 8 minutes, stirring to mix.
5- Drain pasta, reserving some pasta water, toss pasta with meat sauce add pasta water and simmer 2 minutes more.
6- Sprinkle parmesan cheese on pasta dish if using.
7- Enjoy !!! 

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