Pasta Power

Its time for our Friday taste test of our third $2 meal.  I do love pasta but I really try and avoid the creamy sauces as I know they are not the best for my heart or my hips. The recipe today originates from one of the very first cookbooks designed for athletes, written in 1993 and titled ‘The Taste of Fitness’. The authors  are Helen O’Connor, highly respected Sports Dietitian and Donna Hay, before she became as famous. I have used this book many times whilst teaching people to cook, and the recipes are ideal for the everyday person and athletes.  Easy, quick, tasty and great source of energy. Ticks all my boxes.

Light and Tasty Carbonara Pasta

125g dried spaghetti
4 small mushrooms, sliced
50g lean ham, sliced thinly
1/4 onion, diced
1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup light Carnation Evaporated milk

Cook the spaghetti according to instructions and while this is cooking, coat a non stick frying pan with cooking spray and fry the onion and  mushrooms until soft and reduce heat. Combine the cornflour and stock powder and mix into evaporated milk and gently pour into pan with mushrooms and onion. Stir ham and cheese through the mixture and pour over cooked spaghetti. Serve with 1 cup green beans.

Serves 1 ( but you can multiply ingredients to make a family size portion)
Cost = $1.74

 

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