I bet you never thought you would see the day that I write a recipe on my blog. Neither did I.
But last week I made dinner for the family (which is quite a hard thing to do, considering there are 6 of us with major varying dietary needs/wants), and I received much more positive reaction than I had anticipated. My dad then continued to say that I should do a blog post on it (quite a regular sentence in my household – “you should write a blog post on that”). So here I am, writing a blog post on possibly the easiest pasta dish ever to exist.
All credit goes to my best friend Katie, who cooked this meal for me almost every evening at university. In honour of her and her generosity, I shall call this dish The Katie Pasta.
I really, passionately hate reading recipes that have long lists of ingredients that you need to import from some country you’ve never heard of before. The great thing about this dish is that you only need five ingredients. And one of those you probably already have in your cupboard.
Pick any pasta of your choice. Katie always used spaghetti. I like to mix things up. Today I chose penne. I tend to use a mug of pasta per person. But if you’re a pasta fanatic, then be sure to add a bit more. Maybe two mugs.
PHILADELPHIA SOFT CHEESE
Depending on how many people you’re cooking for, you may need to buy more than one tub. I would say that one tub serves two/three.
Today I went for the light option, just because it’s post-Christmas and I’m trying my best not to over indulge. But you can follow your heart with this one – if you want the garlic flavoured Philadelphia cheese, you go get the garlic flavoured Philadelphia cheese. The world is your oyster and I fully support you.
This one is quite important. Rocket really brings flavour to the dish – so make sure you don’t forget it. I normally throw in a good handful or two.
My favourite ingredient! Again, you can have as much or as little parma ham as you fancy. If you’re cooking for two/three, I’d buy one pack. If you’re cooking for six, I’d buy two or maybe even three.
I don’t have a photo of black pepper, sorry. But you need this.
Start with boiling your pasta for 15 minutes. After you have drained and rinsed the pasta, add and stir in the Philadelphia cheese and black pepper, followed by the rocket.
Dish up on plate and then take however much parma ham you fancy and spread over the pasta. Then eat.
Told you it was easy.
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