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Friday, January 11, 2008

These pasta recipes are excellent for dinners or parties.

In this article, I’m going to share with you three delicious pasta recipes that you can prepare for any occasion that suits you. The recipes are very easy and can be prepare in less than 30 minutes.

So, here we go…

Lemon Tuna Pasta

4 tsp Butter
18 Black olives, pitted & sliced
1 tsp Oil; olive
2 can Tuna; chunk, drained
4 large Garlic cloves, chopped
Pasta; penne, cooked and drained
1/8 cup Lemon juice
4 tsp Butter (add at end)
3 tsp Capers, drained


Melt butter with oil in skillet. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, capers and olives and cook another 2 minutes. Turn heat to lowest setting. Add tuna & separate it (do NOT flake) with a fork. Heat through, stirring gently. Drain pasta. Add remainder of butter and sauce to hot pasta, tossing well.


Tomato Soup with Pasta

3 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 small Onion, chopped
1 tsp Basil
1 lb Tomatoes, chopped
3 pt Stock
1 Carrot, sliced
1 cup Small pasta / broken vermicelli
1 Celery stick, sliced
1 tbsp Chopped parsley
1 tsp Salt


Heat oil in soup pot & gently fry the onion for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, carrot & celery. Mix well with the oil. Sprinkle in the seasonings & stir together. Fry for 3 minutes. Add stock & bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes then add pasta. When pasta is tender, serve, garnished with parsley.

Both Pasta Recipes yield 4 servings



If you are concerned about your health and think that the above pasta recipes are too rich in calories, here is one recipe that I’m sure you’ll love…

Broccoli-Pasta Toss

2 cups Broccoli flowerets
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
4 oz Fettuccine, broken up
1 tsp Sesame seed, toasted
1 tbsp Oil, cooking
1/8 tsp Garlic powder


In a large saucepan cook broccoli and pasta in a large amount of boiling water for 6 -8 minutes or just until tender, stirring once or twice. Drain. Add oil to pasta mixture and toss. Add cheese, sesame seeds, garlic, and pepper to taste. Toss gently to coat. Serve immediately. 4 servings.

PER SERVING: 168 cal., 6g Pro., 24g carbo., 5g fat, 3mg chol., 72mg sodium.

17 Comments:

  1. Azlynn said...
    Nisha, thanks for visiting my blog. i love to write everyday but i am too busy with my double work and somemore my challenge is i don't internet at home. anyway, i'll try my best. love your blog!
    Dann said...
    hi nisha,
    hmmm..Yummyyy...... I can't take my eyes off PASTA.. wink.. I am going to make tomato soup with pasta. Wish me a luck ;). C'mon join with me.

    Thanx for sharing this sweet tips.
    take care and have a great time ;)
    nisha said...
    @Azlynn.. oh i can see a very busy mom there:) but yet i would love to visit your blog whenever you update.. dont worry i'll keep checking for that;) i love your blog too! kiss Aish for me.. hes a very sweet and adorable kid:)
    nisha said...
    Hey Dann you can cook that for Waliz.. am sure she'll love it!:)

    And when you do.. do let me know!i love pasta, so try to pass some here too;)

    Btw what was cooking yesterday on the date?? eager to know ya..
    Daisy said...
    Yummy food!!! This gives me much needed ideas for my grocery shopping today!
    bluecrystaldude said...
    wow.. Lemon Tuna Pasta and Broccoli Pasta Toss? This is something. Not that I know how to cook. Anyway, I have to choose the second one. Too high carbo always make me dizzy. But I do enjoy eating them. Pasta is always my "guilty pleasure". :DD

    I don't think waliz has the time to make this though. ha ha
    bluedreamer27 said...
    yum yum and another yum for theae three pasta dishes
    hmmm the only pasta recipe i know was spaghetti and lasania
    i guest i must recomend these to my mom hehe just for a change right
    yummy!!!!!!!
    Dann said...
    hi nisha..
    hmm..that's a nice idea.. I'm happy to share pasta with you.. but don't get mad if it didn't taste good..hehehe. well about last nights cooking, ask waliz..she cooked me and that was something new dish. Ask her..hehehehe.. .
    take care and have a great time ;)
    nisha said...
    Thanks daisy.. hope you enjoyed your pasta treat!;)
    nisha said...
    Dude! so great to know pasta is your gulity pleasure:) its almost everybodys pleaure too;)

    Lets see what Waliz has to say about pasta..
    nisha said...
    Hi bluedreamer.. i guess theres a pasta fever going on around.. hehehe.. hope your mom enjoys cooking them as much as you will enjoy then.. and of course, praise me for sharing the recipe;)hehe.. kdding ha..
    nisha said...
    Hey there Dann.. new dish? now am eager to know what waliz cooked.. lets catch waliz.. she'll know better;)
    bluedreamer27 said...
    ill praise you oh dear goddess nisha ill praise ahummmmmmm ahummmmmmm ahummmmmm
    waliz said...
    hmmm nisha..i dont know u can cook..!! the pasta looked delicious..i'm coming wth Dann for dinner!!
    waliz said...
    btw..i didnt read all the comments before i post mine....

    err Nisha..Dann helped me cooked somethin' for dinner last nite..it is called SECRET RECIPE..hehehe

    bluecrystaldude...u r rite..i dont have time to cook not because i dont know..but i'm lazeeeyyyy!

    have a nice day guys!!
    nisha said...
    Bluedreamer... no no i dont want to be a godesss dear.. just known as a sweet and simple female;)
    nisha said...
    Waliz... thats what i want to know, about your secret recipe;)

    my son loves pasta! so i have to know how to cook it;) and when it comes to you and dann.. the recipes going to be sooooo special! hehe

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