Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pronto Pasta

Serves: 4-6


4 ounces (125 g) butter
1/2 cup tomato paste
1/4 pint (150 ml) natural yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped chives
2 tablespoons chopped basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup Parmesan cheese
3 1/2 ounces (100 g) grated tasty cheese
1 pound (500 g) spiral noodles
1 tablespoon olive oil

Microwave Method:

1. Melt the butter in a 1-quart (1-litre) Pyrex jug for 1-2 minutes on HIGH. Stir in tomato paste and yogurt.
2. Add remaining ingredients (except pasta and olive oil), cook 2-3 minutes on HIGH, stirring every minute. Put to one side.
3. Place pasta in a large bowl with olive oil and 2 pints (1 litre) boiling water. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes on HIGH. Drain.
4. Gently mix sauce and pasta together.
5. Serve hot with French bread and salad.

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