Swamp dish: pasta verde
Swamp Dish This is my attempt to get veggies into those “picky eaters”, and it worked!! You have to try the swamp dish.
You can cut everything in half. I’m always feeding a large group.
Just the ingredients:
4 cups elbow macaroni
4 cups raw veggies
2 cups raw spinach
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
salt, pepper, chicken bouillon paste or other chicken flavor
2 1/2 cups milk
extras: ground beef, cheese,
4 cups of macaroni (dry)–cook and set aside
4 cups of of fresh, raw veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots)
Steam the veggies until they are soft 2-3 minutes
Drain the veggies and add 1/2 stick of butter in pan
Saute the veggies in the butter with: 1 t. salt, 1/2 t. pepper, 1 T better than chicken boullion (makes sure it tastes good!)
When the butter is melted, add 1/4 flour to make a roux. (Basically, a paste of flour and butter)
Slowly add the 2 1/2 cups of milk. You want the mixture to thicken.
Add 2 big handfulls of green leaf spinach at the end.
Place all of this thickened mixture (hot) in the food processor. Whirl around. You’ll have a thick green sauce.
Toss over the pasta. Impossible for little hands to pick out anything!!
Smother with: cook ground beef, cheese, bacon bits, etc. or just eat as is! Yummy!
Huge veggie servings!!