Joanna Anastasia

Weekday dinner

Red pesto & leek cheesy vegetarian pasta

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I’m always on a hunt for easy weekday pasta recipes, are you ? This one is ready in less than 20 minutes, and it has basically 3 main ingredients : red pesto, leek and gruyere ( or cheddar if you prefer). Yes, you can make your own red pesto, I’m sure it will be delicious :)! I bought mine. I’m convinced it’s pretty easy to make, all you need is sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.. But for now, I’m too lazy of a mom to try it. Maybe one day I’ll make one, and then I’ll try to convince you to never buy it again.. But for now just buy your red pesto, and spend this extra time with a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine ).. So coming back to this yummy red pesto & leek cheesy pasta, I’m sure you’ll love it! It’s a great busy evening recipe, and you can make it really healthy too, just use whole grain pasta and cut a bit on cheese ;)!

1 big leek
1 big onion
2 table spoons of red pesto
1 cup gruyere cheese (or cheddar )
Fresh basil

Cooked pasta

Cut onion and leek, and cook it on olive oil until semi transparent. Add red pesto and pasta, toss in the cheese, leave on medium hight for around 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve with some fresh basil on top. That’s it. Super easy right? 🙂 yet so good ! I hope you’ll enjoy it :)!

Simple and delicious Parmesan & leek quiche

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Here is another’s recipe for a no fail weekday vegetarian dinner. Takes no more than 10 minutes of preparation, and around 45 minutes of baking ; great when it’s still warm , amazing when cooled down. And even thought full of comforting cheesy flavour , it’s still a quite healthy dinner option. However I must admit that I made it with a store bought pie crust, and I’m not really proud of that.. But it does speed things up!

Frozen pie crust

5 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt&pepper
2 tablespoons flour

1 big leek
1 cup of shredded cheese ( half cheddar, half Parmesan )

In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk, mustard , salt &pepper. Add slowly flour and make sure it blends well with the rest of your mixture. Add leek cut in to little round pieces and cheese, and pour in to crust. Bake on 400F for around 45 minute. Serve with a simple salad and enjoy your evening 🙂 .

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