Rotini Alfredo #Vegetarian #QuickAndEasy

Charlie has discovered bottled Alfredo sauce, and he’s happy as a pig in clover. So we had this.

That’s veggie rotini, peas, Alfredo sauce, and shredded mixed Italian cheeses.

REALLY quick, REALLY easy, and, if you’re not vegetarian, you could add ham, bacon, and/or shrimp and/or salmon and/or tuna. Or, you know, whatever.

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One thought on “Rotini Alfredo #Vegetarian #QuickAndEasy

  1. joey

    January 31, 2018 at 8:06pm

    I cannot.
    I’m happy for Charlie. I reckon he can eat that while he reads Russian lit. lol

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  2. acflory

    February 1, 2018 at 3:21am

    The Offspring and I are committed carnivores, but a friend introduced us to this very simply pesto recipe and now we both love at least one completely vegetarian dish!
    The pesto is simple:
    fresh basil leaves [heaps],
    as much fresh garlic as your tastebuds can handle,
    a bit of good oil [we use either olive or peanut depending what’s on hand],
    fresh lemon juice and
    a bit of salt.
    Put everything in a blender and blend until it’s a lovely green sauce.
    Cook the pasta and toss a bit of the pesto through.
    Add some crumbled cream cheese for a touch of creamy flavour.
    Add a fresh garden salad and crusty bread and it’s a sensational meal. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      February 1, 2018 at 8:11am

      Yes, I love pesto! All my recipes for it include pine nuts or, if I don’t have any pine nuts, walnuts. And mine has Parmesan in it, too. I like your recipe much better, though, because it has fewer ingredients. 😀 When I make it for our vegan daughter, I leave out the Parmesan and substitute cashews for the pine nuts or walnuts, because cashews add a creaminess. I’ll have to try your recipe — I like it!
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      • acflory

        February 1, 2018 at 5:11pm

        Isn’t taste an odd thing? Neither the Offspring nor I like traditional pesto because of the pinenuts. Something about the flavour puts us off, but by substituting the cream cheese we’re suddenly in love with it. And yes, the speed with which it can be prepared is a huge plus. Might try the cashews one day as we both like those.:)

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          • acflory

            February 2, 2018 at 5:47pm

            A vegan lady I used to teach brought in some vegan cakes, and I was astonished by how delicious they were, but I haven’t tried my hand at any vegan dishes myself. I know it’s possible to create very tasty meals, I just don’t know how.
            Has your daughter been vegan for a long time?

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              Marian Allen

              February 2, 2018 at 5:56pm

              We had two who were vegetarian for years, then one went omnivorous and the other went vegan. The other two (and we) don’t eat MUCH meat, but we do eat some meat and fish, in addition to eggs and dairy. If you search this site for #vegan and #vegetarian, you’ll find lots of recipes. 🙂
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          • acflory

            February 2, 2018 at 7:05pm

            Just had a look at the recipe with Portobello mushrooms. I’d have to do without the lima beans but just the mushrooms and sauce would be yummy tossed through pasta, or even as the base for a risotto maybe?

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