Mini baked spaghetti omelettes with tomato dip

Mini baked spaghetti omelettes

These bite size spaghetti omelettes are perfect for serving up at Christmas parties with a little dip on the side for dunking, or even for a children’s tea. They’re also a great way of using up leftover pasta. I’ve flavoured mine with chopped sundried tomatoes, but you can add whatever you’ve got to hand, ham, […]

Easy pasta bake recipes

Serving chorizo pasta bake

I wanted to share some of the recipes and photographs from the latest photoshoot I styled for The Good Food Channel website. Summer may not seem like the ideal time for pasta bakes, but these recipes have a touch of blue skies about them and are super easy to knock up for children in need […]

Meatball pasta bake

Meatball pasta bake - photo by Sharron Gibson for UKTV

This pot of loveliness is pork and beef meatballs nestled into pasta in a roasted vegetable sauce with chunks of torn mozzarella and a crispy herb topping. If you’ve got a crowd coming for lunch over the Easter holidays, then this would be the perfect dish to plonk on a board in the middle of the […]

Creme fraiche, lemon and pea linguine with soya meatballs

creme fraiche, lemon and pea linguine with soya meatballs

This is super quick to make, it’s very creamy but using half fat creme fraiche means you don’t have to feel too guilty about it. I used Sainsbury’s fake meatballs from their wonderful frozen meat free range. They’re really moist compared to some i’ve tried and you simply bake them from frozen for 20 minutes […]

Masterchef Sara’s Pasta alla Norma

pasta alla norma

By far my favourite contestant on last year’s Masterchef was Sara Danesin Medio – the likeable intensive care nurse with a huge passion for Italian cooking. So when I got an invite to travel up to York to her home to have her cook Garafolo pasta for a group of food bloggers, I was properly excited. […]

Rapid roasted vegetable pasta sauce

Roasted Vegetables

I’ve been asked to try out some of the recipes in the Tesco Real Food Family Cook Off, currently showing on Channel Five which sees home cooks battle it out to make the most mouth watering meals. I opted for the roasted pepper pasta with bread tapas in the family favourite category. The original recipe includes fresh […]

Dinner: Salmon, pea and pepper spaghetti

Speedy supper packed with good stuff

Mmmm lashings of spaghetti bustling with healthy veg, nuggets of smoked salmon in a creamy coating. It’s one of those meals that’s quite likely to please everyone – grown-ups and littlies alike. I was giving the recipe a roadtest from Sainsbury’s Live Well For Less campaign where they offer five recipes for evening meals that […]

Green mac and cheese

Green mac and cheese from Innocent's Hungry book

Macaroni cheese is such a classic family meal, the only trouble with it is it’s a bit lacking in the veg department. So I was eager to try out a version I spotted in Innocent’s new cookbook Hungry? I shall be reviewing the book later in the week, but I really wanted to share this […]

Quick dinner idea: Creamy pasta with peas and fresh mint

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Comforting yet light and summery, this is a classic family fave in our house and oh-so-simple to cook when you have 10 minutes to make dinner. It’s one of those recipes where you’ve probably got most of the ingredients in without thinking. A tub of cream cheese is every cook’s friend. It can be spread […]

Simple supper: Cheese, leek and bacon pasta

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I don’t know about you but I’ve been chilly this week, it’s like summer has been and gone. The rain has lashed down and I’ve found myself reaching for the blankets and a warming mug of hot chocolate. So in a nod to this crappy climate I slung together the ultimate warming comfort food over […]