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Vegetable Fusilli

Quick and easy to make, can incorporate any vegetables you have in the fridge

Nut Free
Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 portions
Great for:  Family Recipes Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years Grown Up Entertaining
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Ingredients
200 g (7oz) fusilli pasta
50 g (2oz) frozen peas
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 small yellow pepper, cut into strips
100 g (4 oz) small broccoli florets
1 medium courgette
125 ml (4 1/2 fl oz) creme fraiche
125 ml (4 1/2 fl oz) vegetable stock
75 g (2 1/2 fl oz) Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve (optional)
6-8 medium-ripe tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Method
  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water according to the instructions on the packet and add the peas 4 minuted before the end of the cooking time. Drain the pasta and peas
  2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and saute the onion and garlic for 1 minute. Add the yellow pepper, broccoli and courgette and saute for about 8 minutes or until just tender.
  3. Stir in the creme fraiche and the vegetable stock. Bring up to the boil and reduce by a third. Add the Parmesan and season. Then add the tomatoes and simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Add the drained pasta, courgette and peas and toss together.
  5. Serve with extra Parmesan to sprinkle on top if you wish.

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