5 Simple Weeknight Pasta Dishes for #PastaPlease in November

November dawned all misty and murky here in Somerset after a glorious Samhain and Halloween weekend. We watched fireworks on Saturday, sailed on Sunday and climbed Glastonbury Tor on Monday. We shared the most glorious of sunsets, oohed and ahhed at rockets and fire and breathed the clear air of our beautiful county while we gazed across the Vale of Avalon. It was a weekend to recharge the soul and very much needed.

As October rolls into November I feel the need for quick comfort food. It’s the quiet before the storm of Christmas and simple weeknight pasta dishes, soups, stews and curries are in order. This month’s Pasta Please entries all fit my need for quick, satisfying meals made in minutes!

One pot pasta has to be the easiest supper, cooked in a flash and hardly any washing up – Hoorah! If you’re after something fast and filling Tinned Tomatoes simple Eat Your Greens One Pot Pasta needs to be top of your list!

simple weeknight pasta dishes - one pot pasta

Monika at Every Day Healthy Recipes uses seasonal butternut squash in her colourful, easy on the eye Butternut Squash Pasta with Rocket Leaves – who wouldn’t smile when this turned up on the autumn table?

Simple weeknight pasta dishes - Butternut Squash Pasta

Jenny at Mummy Mishaps has been experimenting with cheese and carrots and rustled up these Cheesy Courgette Carrot Balls to go with a tomato and pepper ragu spaghetti – such a lovely texture combination!

simple weeknight pasta dishes

Another one pot meal is on offer this month from YumSome – a warm, filling Tuscan Bean Soup using any vegetables you have to hand and very useful for using up any left over broken bits of pasta from the bottom of packets apparently – which is fab!

simple weeknight pasta dishes - Tuscan Bean Soup

Lisa’s Kitchen combines two of my favourite things in her entry this month – Creamy Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce and Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pasta Shells. Seasonal, comforting, vegan and delicious!

simple weeknight pasta dishes - Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Vegan Alfredo Pasta

That all has me sorted with simple weeknight pasta dishes for November – I can’t wait to see what people come up with next month, I’m really hoping for some Christmas pasta dishes!

If you are a reader come back next month to see what my fabulous contributors come up with next, if you are a blogger and you want to join in, here’s how!

Pasta Please is a monthly blog linky co hosted by me and by Jac at Tinned Tomatoes.

Recipes must be suitable for vegetarians and I am particularly interested in any vegan offerings both for myself and my eldest boy. I will collate a roundup post at the end of the month and Jac and I will be promoting posts as we see them across social media.

Recipes must be suitable for vegetarians. I will collate a roundup post at the end of the month and Jac and I will be promoting posts as we see them across social media.

Guidelines for Pasta Please!

  1. Post your vegetarian and vegan pasta recipes on your blogs and add them to the linky at the bottom of the current challenge.
  2. Link to the challenge hosts Thinly Spread and Tinned Tomatoes
  3. Use the Pasta Please logo in your posts
  4. If you use twitter, tweet your post with @tinnedtoms @thinlyspread #PastaPlease and we’ll re-tweet it.
  5. Only one entry per blog.
  6. Recipes must be added to the linky by the 28th of each month.


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