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Starry 'Galaxy' Veggie Pasta Bake

Starry 'Galaxy' Veggie Pasta Bake

with Courgette 'Planets' and Pea Shoot Salad

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Get set for star-gazing with our tasty Starry 'Galaxy' Veggie Pasta Bake with Courgette 'Planets' and Pea Shoot Salad.

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Tags:VeggieFamily Friendly
Allergens:MilkCereals containing GlutenCelerySulphites

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

60 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese


180 grams

Rigatoni Pasta

(ContainsCereals containing Gluten)

1 pack(s)

Tomato Passata

10 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste


100 grams

Creme Fraiche


120 grams


40 grams

Pea Shoots

1 sachet

Balsamic Vinegar


Not included in your delivery

50 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2876 kJ
Energy (kcal)687 kcal
Fat28.0 g
of which saturates14.1 g
Carbohydrate85.1 g
of which sugars15.4 g
Protein28.1 g
Salt2.03 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Garlic Press
Frying Pan
Oven dish
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil for the pasta, with 1/2 tsp salt if you'd like.
Trim the courgette, then slice into thick 1cm rounds. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Grate the Cheddar cheese.


Heat a large frying pan on high heat (no oil).
When hot, add the courgette and cook until charred, 6-8 mins total. Turn only every couple of mins - this will result in the courgette picking up some nice colour.
Once cooked, season with salt and pepper if you'd like, then transfer the courgette 'planets' to a bowl.


Meanwhile, when your pan of water is boiling, add the rigatoni and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.
Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.


Once the courgette 'planets' have been set aside, wipe out the frying pan and pop back on medium heat with a drizzle of oil.
Once hot, add the garlic and cook for 30 secs, then add the tomato passata, water for the sauce (see ingredients for amount), vegetable stock paste and 1/2 tsp sugar if you'd like. Stir together, then bring to the boil and simmer until thickened, 4-5 mins.
Stir in the creme fraiche and half the Cheddar, then simmer until melted and smooth, 2-3 mins. Taste and season with salt and pepper if you'd like.


While the sauce simmers, preheat your grill to high.
Chop half your courgette 'planets' into quarters, then stir into the creamy sauce along with the peas and cooked pasta. Add a splash of water if it's a little thick.
Transfer your pasta to an ovenproof dish and top with the remaining courgette 'planets'. Sprinkle over the remaining Cheddar to make the stars of your galaxy!
Grill until bubbling and golden, 3-4 mins.
Space Ranger Mission: Chart a course for a brand new galaxy! Little space rangers can help decorate the top of the pasta with the courgette 'planets' and cheese 'stars'. Make small piles of cheese here and there to make extra cheesy star clusters.


Meanwhile, put the balsamic vinegar in a bowl with a drizzle of oil. Season with salt and pepper if you'd like, then mix together.
When ready, share your starry 'galaxy' pasta bake between bowls. Add the pea shoots to the balsamic dressing and toss to coat, then serve alongside. Enjoy!