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COOKBOOK: Mag Recipe - Woman’s Day

Some just don’t like to eat their vegetables so sneaking it into their pasta isn’t such a bad idea! For this recipe I used agnolotti but you can use ravioli or gnocchi (which is my least favourite pasta)

A great recipe! Add crumbed feta for that little extra cheesy flavour.


Serves 4

1 tablespoon of olive oil (to cook the pasta-add in the water)

Salt (add to the water to cook the pasta)

500g agnolotti (you can use ravioli or gnocchi)

1 cup of vegetable stock

40g butter

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 medium head of broccoli, cut into floret sizes

1 bunch of asparagus, chopped in half

120g snow peas, ends removed

1 cup thickened cream

1/4 cup of pesto

1/4 basil leaves , chop finely

4 tablespoons of pine nuts

Feta crumbled to serve long with a loaf of garlic bread


Broccoli - I like to cook it in the microwave for approx 6mins

Snow peas - I dont pre-cook

Asparagus - I cut off the white tips and cut the asparagus approx 1 inch from the end. The ends are thicker and they always need a little more time to cook than the spears. I place them in a microwavable bowl, add a tablespoon of water and micro approx for 8mins. Drain and set aside. Microwave the spears for approx 4-6mins. Drain and set aside.

Place the pine nuts in the microwave and allow them to roast for approx 4-6mins. Careful with the microwave, they will brown very quickly in the centre. Take them out and mix in 3mins interval.

In a large frying pan, heat butter and fry the garlic and the onion until it is soft. Add snow peas, fry for a few minutes. Add stock , add broccoli , mix well. Bring to boil, simmer. Add thickened cream and stir well. Add the asparagus and the pine nuts. Combine well. Add pesto sauce. Allow to simmer for another 3-4mins. Add basil, combine and then remove greens from hotplate.

Cook the pastas as per the instructions on the packet. Serve pasta in a bowl and add the green mixture including the cream pesto liquid .

Allow it to stand for 10-15mins before you serve. This will give the pasta time to absorb the juices and flavours.

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