Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Sweet potato pasta

Sweet potato pasta
Pasta is one of the dishes that both my kids will eat. My older one is usually not too keen on vegetables unless it is from a very small list of his favourites. I find pasta dishes an easy way to get the vegetables in. I make sauces using different vegetables so that when blended, he does not quite know what vegetable it is. This dish can be made using most root vegetables. I use sweet potatoes as it is one of five a day veggies and rather hard to get it into them otherwise and some days I also add carrots. As long as you can decide what colour what the sauce would be, choose vegetables accordingly. Here is the recipe

Boiled pasta, enough for two
1 medium sized sweet potato, cubed
1 carrot, cut into chunks
1 onion, cubed
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon butter
1 heaped teaspoon all purpose flour
1 cup milk
Oregano to season
Salt to season
Cooking oil

Heat some oil and add the onions and garlic 

Add the carrots and sweet potato and sauté for couple of minutes. Add enough water and cook the vegetables covered until soft

Allow it to cool and blend to smooth paste

To make the white sauce, heat a heavy bottomed pan and add the butter. Once melted, add the flour and keep stirring and do so until the flour gets a sandy consistency

Add milk and keep stirring until sauce consistency is reached (it will turn shiny)

Add blended vegetables, salt and oregano and then add the pasta. Allow to boil very briefly and serve!

1.      1. Make sure you do not brown the flour while making white sauce as you will end up making brown sauce

2.     2.   If you do not keep stirring the milk, it will form lumps and you do not want that