Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pasta a la Nihrida

You wouldn't believe how much pasta I can eat. Wanna know? 3 portions at once! =)
This post is for all my fellow pasta nom nom-ers. Hehehe

I think I should also mention that I'm a *huge* tomato, garlic and parsley lover... That explains it all. This recipe is for 3 people or 2 professional pasta eaters like me. XD

Ingredients for Pasta a la Nihrida:
* 500 g of pasta (choose your favorite: macaroni, spaghetti... penne are my favorites)
* 500 mL of tomato puree (not to be confused with tomato paste or sauce)
* pancetta or smoked bacon
* garlic
* fresh parsley
* cheese
* oil, salt, sugar, pepper

1) Cook pasta in boiling salted water following package directions. Or not. Drain and rise.

2) Take your sauce pan and pre-heat the oil. Add pancetta or smoked bacon (you can skip this part if you're a vegetarian) and try not to burn it. =) Add minced/chopped garlic and tomato puree. If the sauce is to rare, you can thicken it with a water & flour.
Add salt, sugar and pepper. Once the sauce is almost done add (cream) cheese and stir until it melts. Add chopped parsley and you're done.

It's obvious that I suck at writing recipes. =) But I think that you got the idea... Hope you'll try it and love it! =)

Bon appetit!


  1. om nom nom! I will be making this for my mom on Spring Break

  2. That looks SO GOOD! I love pasta too om nom

    Just to let you know that in the UK tomato paste is called tomato puree so you might want to be careful with that. I'd call what you used passata/seived tomatoes or maybe people could use a tin of chopped plum tomatoes?

    Cool idea to do a food post though!

  3. Hope she'll like it!

  4. Oh, really? I thought that paste is concentrated tomato... hmmm
    Well, who would know... there's so many different expressions. I almost went nuts trying to find the right ones. I think we're OK, as long as noone gets food poisoning. =)))
    Chopped plum tomatoes should work too, but this is my (original) way. :P

  5. That looks so yummy, I love pasta!

  6. Sounds great! I love pasta so very much. I'll be nom nom nom'ing tomorrow on some pasta! Thanks!

  7. Ahhh that sounds so good. Unfortunately I no longer eat pasta because I don't want to get fat again--and I would--but I'll live vicariously through you and drool while I look at your pasta picture. Nom nom.

  8. Oh that sounds yummy! I would have to sprinkle it with asiago because I have issues! lol

  9. Nom nom nom :) Obožujem pašto ampak s tako omako je še nisem jedla. Bom morala probat :)

  10. This looked so good I made it for dinner. Yummy! I love the pancetta. Thanks for the idea!

  11. You liked it? =)))

  12. Is that cheese? Asiago?

  13. Too bad. I'd die without pasta. *whispers* I think I'm addicted to it.

  14. Bon Appetit, Jessica! =)

  15. Well in a lot of conuntries, paste IS concentrated tomato, but in the UK is soooo dificult to find exactly rhat you want. I lived in Brighton with an italian boy, and he explained me everything about tomato and he used normally passata for doing his own sauces.

  16. Hey Nihrida! could you prepare something tipical fom slovenia??

  17. Will put it on my ''TO DO'' list! Thanks for reminding me! =)

  18. That makes me drool, I love pasta and garlic :) I can't make a pasta sauce without a little part of garlic in it ^^
    I'll try your recipe ! (without porcetta, for me)

  19. This sounds delicious and easy to make. I've never used cream cheese in a pasta dish like this. Must make it very creamy. You probably could substitute non-fat cream cheese for regular. They taste the same almost. I'll have to try this some time.


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