Greens pasta

With crispy garlicky breadcrumbs

Greens pasta

Greens pasta

Serves Serves 4
Time Cooks In20 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 526 26%
  • Fat 15.6g 22%
  • Saturates 5.9g 30%
  • Sugars 6.3g 7%
  • Salt 1.1g 18%
  • Protein 25.8g 52%
  • Carbs 102.3g 39%
  • Fibre 5g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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By Buddy Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 100 g garlic bread
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 150 g frozen peas
  • 100 g frozen spinach
  • 300 g dried farfalle
  • 50 g Parmesan or Cheddar cheese , plus extra to serve
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Recipe From

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By Buddy Oliver
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Method

  1. Whiz the garlic bread in a food processor or blender until you have fine crumbs, then toast in a large shallow non-stick casserole pan on a medium heat until lightly golden and crisp, and tip into a small bowl.
  2. Break the broccoli into bite-sized florets, finely slicing the stalk. Trim and slice the spring onions, and peel and finely chop the garlic.
  3. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the casserole pan and place back on a medium heat. Add the broccoli stalks, spring onions and garlic, followed 2 minutes later by half the peas and all the spinach.
  4. Season with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then cook for 10 minutes, or until soft and the spinach has defrosted, stirring regularly.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, adding the broccoli florets and remaining peas for the last 3 minutes. Finely grate the cheese.
  6. Scoop 250ml of the starchy cooking water from the pasta pan and stir it into the vegetable pan with the cheese, then blitz until smooth.
  7. Drain the pasta, broccoli and peas, toss with the sauce, and serve up, finishing with a fine grating of cheese. Serve the garlicky breadcrumbs alongside, for sprinkling over.

Tips

Jamie wholeheartedly believes that cooking is up there as one of the most valuable skills you can teach a child. Getting kids excited about food, where it comes from and how to cook it, gives them a better chance of being healthier and happier in the long run. When cooking with kids, use your common sense to determine what jobs they can help you with, depending on their age and skill level. It’s always good to start small, with jobs such as mixing and measuring, then progress to elements of a recipe, then go on to slightly trickier techniques over time. The more they cook, the better they’ll get. Make sure you supervise them when using heat or sharp utensils like knives and box graters, and teach them about the importance of washing their hands before they start, and after handling raw meat and fish, as well as other basic hygiene rules. Most of all, have fun with it, and encourage them to give things a go.

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Recipe From

Let's Cook

By Buddy Oliver