I’m not sure why I feel this way, but pasta is boring.
And yet there are constantly people telling me how amazing it actually is.
To be fair, I’ve never really put any effort into making it delicious, so I have no excuse. I mean, if you just put sauce to pasta and never think about expanding the recipe - you probably feel the same way I do.
So I gave it a shot. And surprise surprise… pasta can be pretty good when you put in a little extra effort.
Now, I wasn’t quite ready to make my own pasta (yet), but I was ready to spruce up some pasta & sauce… even if it was JUST so I could write this post (caught me!!).
As a green, I used B.Sprouts, which you can look up here. I then decided to make a “crust” that would be broiled once the pasta was done cooking. Now, with pasta, I wouldn’t suggest a pie crust or flakey crust, but I had an idea of what would be good.
This is what I had in mind.
1 tsp Turmeric
2 tables butter (earth balance)
1/2 cup, grated cheese
2 tbls Nutritional Yeast
4 tbls Bread Crumbs
2 tsp Red Chili
Once your pasta is cooked, add white sauce and set aside (one day i’ll make my own sauce, promise).
Set oven to broil.
Melt butter in a bowl. You don’t want it to cook. Just enough to melt slightly.
Add all ingredients and mix together with hands/stir. What you want is the cheese/crumbs/yeast to be stuck together.
Once mixed, top your pasta (evenly) and broil in the oven until the top has browned.
What you end up with is a delicious crust that is cheesy and tasty and awesome.
I actually ate the entire meal - which was supposed to be my dinner and a lunch.
Stop judging me. You’ll do the same once you try it.
Oh, and listen to this band. They’re so good. And coming back to Toronto in a month or so. Also, the video is also made entirely out of food (ice cream cone microphones for the win!!).