This is one of those meals that is eaten every week in our home – I think for the simple reason that we always have all of the ingredients in the cupboard or fridge and it can be thrown together without too much bother in the morning and then heated in the evening for dinner. It can also be frozen and is really low fat, really good for you, and even better – it tastes good!
Approx 1 x cup of beans (any type at all or a mixture of any, pre-soaked and cooked) or a can of mixed beans.
1 x cup pasta (we use spelt but any shape/type will do
1 x can chopped tomatoes
1 x chopped onion
1 x cup chopped mushrooms
2 x chopped garlic cloves
A pinch of herbs
Olive oil (a glug)
Grated cheese – topped to taste
Cook the pasta until ready. In a seperate pan, add all of the other ingredients (olive oil first but the rest in no particular order) and simmer for approx 10 mins. Add the pasta, mix up and then transfer to a baking dish, top with the grated cheese and either wait until cooled and freeze or pop in the oven until golden and crispy on top on a medium heat. YUM! (I sprinkle with herbs on top too but it’s up to you!)
Tip – for non-veggies, a sprinkle of gravy granules adds to the flavour when cooking.