I’m taking part in this week’s Weekday Supper event which is a branch of the Sunday Supper group. Just because weekdays are busy as can be, is no reason to not have a nice family meal. I’m sharing this simple, and quick dish. It pretty much takes just the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta, as you prepare the rest while it is doing its thing. It is one of the few meals I make around here that is “meatless” – and the family loves it!
To begin, start a pot of water for your farfalle pasta. You’ll cook the pasta while you make the rest. I used mini farfalle today, but any fairly small pasta will do.
Next, very finely dice or mince 1/3 cup of onion and dice three carrots fairly small, about the size of peas.
In a large skillet, sauté the onions in a tablespoon of olive oil until tender and just beginning to get a little color..
When the onions have a little color, add in the carrots and a cup of chicken broth. Allow these to simmer over medium low heat.
When the carrots are almost done, toss in a cup or so of fresh or frozen peas – whatever you have on hand.
When the peas are cooked, add in 4 ounces each of cream cheese and mascarpone cheese.
Whisk these together until everything is melted, and toss in a half teaspoon each of salt & pepper and a teaspoon of oregano. Let it simmer for just a minute.
Add in your cooked pasta.
Stir this all together to coat it.
Our local schools started back up this week, and we started our own schooling 2 weeks ago. This time of year is extra busy it seems, so here are some other great dishes to make your weeknights delicious. Each recipe you see listed will be posted on the website the day listed. So for example, yesterday, The Weekend Gourmet shared Easy Cheesy-Chicken Enchiladas. And tomorrow you’ll find After Work Chicken Stir Fry posted on Doggie At The Dinner Table.
Monday: The Weekend Gourmet – Easy Cheesy-Chicken Enchiladas
Tuesday: The Foodie Army Wife – Creamy Farfalle with Peas & Carrots
Wednesday: Doggie At The Dinner Table – After Work Chicken Stir Fry
Thursday: Daily Dish Recipes – Roasted Vegetable and Chicken Pesto Penne
Friday: Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks - Baked Orange Chicken
Have a wonderful rest of your week!