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Today I posted two new kiddy friendly recipes, 4 Can Savoury Muffins and Lunchbox Biccies,  so why not add a kiddie friendly dinner too!

This is a “use the scraps from the fridge” kind of dinner. The boys love this and often eat two big bowls full each. Not bad for a dinner made of bits and bobs. Ive put down that it tales 25 minutes but it really is quicker than that. Perfect for a last minute meal. Did I mention very budget friendly too?

Because I’m lazy and want a quick, fuss free dinner I blitz my spinach early on in the process and therefore the sauce does go a slight green colour. Once stirred through the pasta you can only slightly tell and my boys aren’t phased at all buy it (yet can normally detect spinach or anything green from a mile away and protest?!). If the veggie detectives in your house will be repulsed by this I suggest leaving the spinach out or slice by hand and add in the last minute with the cheese (you will see what I mean when you look at the recipe).

I love Herbamare at the moment as its adds such a great flavour to meals. You can however use regular salt, 1/2 a teaspoon of vegetable stock concentrate or leave it out. I add it for flavour.

You can try my Hidden Veggie Pasta Carbonara for something similar but a little more traditional.

 

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 I haven’t forgotten you! Instructions for traditional method can be found below the Thermo Mixer instructions.

 

Creamy Ham and Spinach Pasta - TMX version
Yields 4
A quick and easy weeknight meal.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 400g dry pasta
  2. 1/2 onion, peeled and halved
  3. 1 garlic clove, peeled
  4. 30g spinach leaves
  5. 10g oil
  6. 100g ham, diced
  7. 300mls cream
  8. 30g parmesan cheese, cubed
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Herbamare or salt
  10. Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to packet directions. Drain, pour into insulated server and set aside.
  2. Place cheese into bowl. Blitz on speed 8 until fine. Set aside.
  3. Place onion, garlic and spinach into bowl.
  4. Blitz on speed 7 for 4 seconds. Scrape down.
  5. Add oil. Cook at 100 degrees, speed 2 for 4 minutes.
  6. Add remaining ingredients except pasta.
  7. Cook 100 degrees, reverse, speed 1 for 10 minutes.
  8. Add cheese.
  9. Cook 100 degrees, reverse, speed 1 for 1 minute.
  10. Pour sauce over pasta and stir through.
  11. Allow to sit for a few minutes to thicken. The longer it sits the thicker it will get.
  12. Serve with a little extra parmesan over the top.
The Road to Loving My Thermo Mixer https://trtlmt.com.au/
 

Creamy Ham and Spinach Pasta
Yields 4
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 400g dry pasta
  2. 1/2 onion, diced
  3. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  4. 30g spinach leaves, sliced
  5. 10g oil
  6. 100g ham, diced
  7. 300mls cream
  8. 30g grated parmesan cheese
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Herbamare or salt
  10. Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to packet directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place onion, garlic and spinach into a frying pan along with the oil.
  3. Cook over a medium heat until translucent.
  4. Add remaining ingredients except pasta.
  5. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened. Approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Add cheese.
  7. Stir until melted.
  8. Pour sauce over pasta and stir through.
  9. Allow to sit for a few minutes to thicken. The longer it sits the thicker it will get.
The Road to Loving My Thermo Mixer https://trtlmt.com.au/
 

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