Casarecce alla Ligure - Pasta with Potatoes & Beans
A filling vegetarian dish. Simple to make - adding pesto from another foodopolis recipe - and a cheap meal.
£2.10 with cheaper pasta
This is a really tasty and simple dish. A one-pot-wonder, and it takes as long to make as it takes to cook the pasta
500g casarecce pasta - £1.65 (bargain pasta is around 80p)
300g potatoes - 30p (about 60p/Kg)
220g green beans - 77p
Watch the video
Boil some well-salted water in a pan
Top and tail the beans
Slice them into thirds
Cut the potatoes into 1-2cm chunks
I leave the skin on - loads of vitamins and we're not wasting food!
Add the pasta to the pot - you don't cook pasta at 100ºC
After about 3 minutes, add the potatoes
Stir them through
After another 4 minutes add the green beans and stir through
Cook for another 5 minutes or so (depending on the pasta you're using)
Add a little of the pasta water to the pesto to loosen it up
Drain the pasta
Add the pesto (half the amount you made - or half a jar)
Stir it all through
Boom - as they say.