Saturday, April 27, 2013

Veggie Penne & Cheese

I needed something healthy, yet comforting during "the sickness" I experienced last week, and this recipe was the answer!

Adapted from some place on Pinterest, you need:

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup broccoli
1 small red pepper
(whatever other veggies you feel like)
2 cups whole wheat pasta cooked according to its directions
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups of your favorite cheddar
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste

First cook your pasta. While that's goin', roast your veggies in the olive oil with salt+pepper. When your pasta's done, drain it & return it to the pot. Combine it with the veggies when they're roasted to your idea of perfection (for me this takes 20-30 minutes w/ the oven at about 420). Add your milk & cheese & spices and stir until your sauce is thick & delicious.

You can throw some bread crumbs & parm on top & bake this again until the top is all crispy/crunchy as well, but I did not have patience.

Happy weekend! I'm now off to the Farmer's Market to get some delicious ingredients for more yummy recipes.

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