Here’s something to work up a lot of enthusiasm for (although I’m almost embarrassed to call this a recipe, as it’s simply a ‘meeting and heating’ of basic ingredients already in your cupboard and fridge that, when cooked together, creates a very quick and ridiculously easy meal in 10 minutes): no call for weighing scales and you make it in one saucepan. Perfect for a fast lunch that doesn’t compromise on taste!
Ooooof – lasagne. Lazy because it’s melt in the mouth tender meat and full of vegetables, slow cooked in a dreamy rich tomato sauce and then tucked up under blankets of pasta. Toasted cheese is the top eiderdown.
This pasta bake needs little introduction. It’s best described as the most delicious and nutritious macaroni cheese you’ll ever eat. A sort of macaroni cheese-verde. I use elicoidali pasta shapes, which are like a giant version of macaroni, making every mouthful extremely satisfying and substantial, covered in a thick homemade cheese sauce with finely chopped bacon, leeks and spinach. It’s very straightforward and wonderfully indulgent, perfect for an Autumn dinner.