Monday, 19 September 2011

Pasta at school, mmm!

My first two lessons today were technology and we made Italian Vegetable Pasta.

Here's how we made it:


150g fusilli or penne pasta
1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 celery stick
1 courgette
1 bell pepper - any colour
fresh basil
parmesan cheese

We started by filling the saucepan half way with water and put it on high heat to boil and put the pasta in straight away!

We then peeled and cut the onion finely, washed the courgette, bell pepper and celery stick, chopped them into small slices and set aside,  next we crushed the garlic and added it to the onion.  Once the pasta had boiled we took it off the hob and drained it and left it to one side.  Then we got another saucepan and put a tablespoon of oil into it and added the onions and garlic and fried them until they went translucent, once it sizzled we added the courgette, celery and peppers to the pan and cooked for about five minutes then added chopped basil, then we put the chopped tomatoes in and we added a teaspoon of tomato puree and mixed it together.  While we left it to cook for another five minutes we put our pasta into our containers to cool down, once five minutes had passed we added the vegetables to our pasta and also a little parmesan to our dish - mixed it all together gently.



  1. Sera this was delicious - you are becoming a very good cook. Thanks for the help with the meanballs last night.

  2. This sounds delish - keep going like that and you will be giving your mum a run for her money!

  3. Thanks Auntie it was great fun making this at school!