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Category Archives: Rice & Pasta

Vege Packed Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is my kids favourite dinner, they would happily eat it each week if I planned it.  I usually double this recipe and either freeze it or plan to have it in a different meal later that week (left overs). Vege Packed Bolognese   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 45 mins Total […]

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{RECIPE} Bacon, leek and corn risotto

Bacon, leek and corn risotto   Print Author: Katrina Recipe type: Rice and Pasta Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, diced 1 cup arborio rice 3 cups chicken stock ½ cup corn kernels, frozen parmesan cheese, to serve Instructions Heat oil […]

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  • Sarah Dohl

    I’ve never made risotto in a rice cooker, could I use the microwave version?ReplyCancel

Fast Midweek Meal – Spaghetti and Meatballs

 This recipe is for those nights that you want to have dinner cooked and served fast.  I enjoy making my own meatballs, for occasions like this it’s handy having some in the freezer (defrost through the day) or you can purchase them prepared for you in the meat section at the supermarket. Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs […]

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  • Sue Nicholls

    Would love your recipe for the actual meatballs – it’d be great to have a few batches in the freezer (I need gluten free so the supermarket ones are no good for me).ReplyCancel

    • Sue I cheated on this recipe and purchased them from the supermarket.ReplyCancel

      • Sue Nicholls

        I ended up mixing up a big batch of meatballs yesterday, as I had just bought mince and wanted to have some ready in the freezer. I’m using 1/3 in your recipe tonight so if they pass the test I’ll post my recipe. I was low on breadcrumbs so they may end up falling apart but we’ll see.ReplyCancel

Cheeseburger Pasta Bake

Pasta Bakes are a meal that I can easily make through the day, pop in the fridge, head out to sports in the evening and when I get home I put it in the oven.  The kids will shower and by the time they are finished dinner is ready.  I have been making very healthy […]

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  • Mary

    Ooh wow, my kids would love this, just the name sounds really cool. Thanks Kat for sharing all these great recipes that my family enjoysReplyCancel

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  • kellie

    Made this last night. The whole family loved it! Thanks KatReplyCancel

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Submit your favourite Italian recipe to win a Kitchenaid Food Processor

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang How exciting, Leggo’s are giving you the chance for your favourite Italian recipe to be published in the Leggo’s People’s Cookbook.  Plus once you have submitted your recipe you also have a chance to win a Kitchenaid Food Processor. It can be any type of Italian recipe, entrée, salad, main, […]

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  • Charmayne

    you have to try the Prosciutto wrapped Chicken parcels they are so easy and very tasty!ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    I just submitted my recipe for Chicken & Mushroom Pesto Penne. I have been making this for years and I love the recipe as it is SO quick to throw together and, if you have unexpected guests – you can easily extend the recipe by adding an extra cup of pasta, a salad and some garlic bread.
    YUM !!ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    I just submitted the Pollo Alla Cacciatora recipe to Leggo’s and your email. This is one of a few favourite recipes I was taught during a trip to Tuscany. I was fortunate enough to be taught by a lovely family at their Tuscan villa. Their passion and enthusiasm was so contagious! A culinary experience I will never forget.ReplyCancel

  • Veronica

    Amore Melanzana, a delicious recipe, I was given by a beautiful Nonna, Leggos sauce makes it so much faster to prepare, enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin

    Mushroom lasagne.. This was the first non traditional lasagne I ever made for my husband (who is a MASSIVE lasagne fan). He was not very keen on anything vegetarian but once he had eaten it, he said it was the best lasagne he had ever eaten!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Oh yum, we do potato gnocchi all the time but I’m going to have to give this one a go….as a kid with my Zia and my Mum and my sister cooking together was so much fun…I have 3 boys, not so much in to cooking but rolling the gnocchi is always a family activity.ReplyCancel

  • Toni Hill

    Looks so yummy :) my best friend was telling me about a pasta recipe she makes so i decided i would try t, i have been in love ever since bu also have added my own touches to it :)ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    I just submitted a bolognese recipe that uses all of the veggies left over after making a pot of stock. They are pureed before adding to the mixture so that the kids don’t know they are there adding nutritional value and lots of ‘yummyness’ to the sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Catters

    Ah, I just found this part! I’ve gone and commented in a completely different area of your blog! Oops!
    I’ve submitted a favourite Creamy Fish Pie with Bread Crust.
    It’s really delicious and a great way to get the family to eat fish!ReplyCancel

  • Cheree Cullen

    I just submitted an eggplant lasagne recipe, I created it one night out of the cans and jars in the pantry and it has become a family favourite. It is super tasty, includes lots of grated veges hidden in the mince sauce, has an easy ricotta basil sauce and yummy pan fried eggplant. It is a all in one meal and my daughter loves making the ricotta and basil sauce as well as poking in the extra fresh basil :).ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I’ve just submitted a Vegetable and Bacon Pasta recipe. I developed this recipe to encourage my toddler to eat more veggies with his evening meal, but it’s a dish the whole family loves. Smiles all around when I serve this for dinner!ReplyCancel

  • Pippa Smith Waddell

    I have just entered my Fettuccine alla Tomato Boscaiola (creamy tomato pasta) recipe. I have been making it for about 15 years now. So easy, yummy and versatile.ReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    I entered My Mum’s Spag Bol RecipeReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Crosbie

    I have entered our families Aunty’s creamy spirals. This recipe is a family favourite and is often done
    on a night we don’t want to cook as it is quick easy and fills the kids up
    quickly.ReplyCancel

  • Toni Hill

    I have entered my friends altered recipe of Chorizo and tomato pasta :)ReplyCancel

Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta

This Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta is delicious.  There are a few steps to make this recipe – roast pumpkin, cook pasta and make mushroom/chicken mixture.  You can roast the pumpkin ahead of time and heat before adding.  I made the pumpkin when making the dinner and then started cooking the chicken/mushroom mixture 10 minutes […]

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  • Kristy

    I was just about to start my menu planning for next week when this popped up on my bloglovin. Will be adding this one for sure. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

    • good timing, hope your family enjoys itReplyCancel

      • Kristy

        We had it last night, it was very tasty, I think when I make it next I might make more sauce for it though as it was very tasty but there wasn’t enough of it :)ReplyCancel

  • [...] Thursday – Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta [...]ReplyCancel

  • Amanda White

    Made this for dinner tonight – yum…it was delicious!!
    The addition of the pumpkin really stepped it up ;-) . I only had spaghetti so used that instead, also didn’t have seeded mustard so used a smaller amount of Hot English, think Dijon would also be nice. The only other change I made was to add some parmesan cheese. Definitely will be making this again and yes probably a little more sauce as the pasta soaks it up.
    Thanks Katrina for sharing :-)ReplyCancel

    • The spaghetti would of been a fun element, I also like your idea of using parmesan, so please your family enjoyed itReplyCancel

  • BJC

    would love to know if anyone has been able to convert to suit Thermo?ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Hood

    Sounds delish and is full of everything our family loves (except mushrooms for master 15 so will cook when he’s not home). I’ve been using light cooking cream in place of cream in my ‘creamy’ based meals and no one notices any difference. ReplyCancel

Chicken Bolognese

This chicken bolognese is a great twist to one of my kids favourite dishes, spaghetti bolognese. Chicken Bolognese   Print Ingredients 1 brown onion, finely diced 1 stick celery, finely diced 4 mushrooms, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely sliced 1 bay leaf 500g chicken breast mince 1 tbsp tomato paste 400g diced tomatoes 2tsp soy sauce […]

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Curried Salmon or Tuna Rice Pie

This Salmon Curried Salmon Pie is absolutely delicious and would have to be up there in my Top 5 favourite dinners.  It truly is a winter comfort food.  It can also be made with either Tuna or Salmon, really depends what you have in your pantry at the time. While the rice is cooking you can prepare […]

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  • Would you be able to freeze this?ReplyCancel

    • No I wouldn’t think so Karen as the sauce is made from a base of mayo and milk I would be worried of it separating when defrosting.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Hi Katrina
    We’re not big fish eaters. Have you ever substituted the tuna with chicken?
    Thanks
    Samantha
    p.s. I have pinned this. I hope you don’t mindReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Made this for last nights dinner….used a shredded BBQ Chicken (we are not fish eaters either) and also added some corn – it was delicious and a huge hit with hubby and the kids as well. Thanks for sharing Katrina.
    Def a keeper :-)ReplyCancel

    • that is a great alternative, chicken and corn always go nicely together.ReplyCancel

  • Prahala Rajendran

    I made this last night and it was delicious!! Everyone loved it including my 20 month old toddler.. Thanks Katrina.. ReplyCancel

  • Linda Needs

    This sounds awesome, however my daughter is allergic to egg. Can you suggest what I could do/use to replace the egg in the base and mayo in the sauce? Thanks ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    I wasn’t too keen on this recipe, it was too rich.
    I think I will leave out the mayonnaise and lemon juice next time and just use a curry/ white sauce.ReplyCancel

Chicken and roast pumpkin pasta bake

I’m not a fan of pumpkin so I rarely cook with it, but I must say I LOVED this Chicken & roast pumpkin pasta bake, it was delicious.  We will definitely make this again and perhaps add a little garlic to the cheese sauce. I made this during the day, then placed in the fridge at the […]

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  • Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.co

    This sounds delicious! Pumpkin is the only form of squash my husband and son will eat, so I definitely must give this recipe a try. Thank you so much for sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Made this last night and we all loved it. I have a lactose free child which is sometimes difficult to feed because she still thinks some things will make her sick. I adjusted the recipe for her and she loved it. So great that we could all enjoy the same thing.ReplyCancel

  • Mummzi

    Sounds so yummy any ideas what to replace bacon with? Daughter is allergic.ReplyCancel

    • It was delicious, you could omit the bacon and add more vegetables, broccoli, onion?ReplyCancel

  • [...] chicken and roast pumpkin pasta for dinner with The Organised Housewife [...]ReplyCancel

  • possmum

    Thanks for this recipe, it has been a hit with the family. Which is fortunate, as I took a risk and made four times the quantity, and froze them for later. They defrosted and reheated really well, and are on my list for my next bulk cooking day.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Maybe the bacon could be replaced by some feta cheese?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh that does sound yummy, Liz. I like the sound of that variation.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia

    Will try it and see…sounds yummyReplyCancel

Chinese Chicken Stirfry

  Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 2 hours 15 mins Total time 2 hours 35 mins   Ingredients 1tsp minced ginger 2 tsp minced garlic 1 tlb bbq sauce 2 tlb brown sugar ¼ cup soy sauce 2 tlb shao hsing (Chinese cooking wine) 600g Chicken breast, thinly sliced 2 tlb peanut oil […]

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Simple Thai Chicken Curry

This is a great meal for a busy night during the week. Simple Thai Chicken Curry   Print Author: Katrina Recipe type: Simple Thai Chicken Curry Cuisine: Dinner Serves: 5 Ingredients 1 tlb oil 500g Chicken, cubed 4 spring onions 1 capsicum 1 tub Philadelphia Thai Green Curry Rice, to serve Instructions Heat frypan on […]

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  • Wow! Couldn’t be more easy. I currently use some green curry paste and light coconut cream, I wonder which is the lower fat option? Will be looking for Philly Green Curry next time I’m in the supermarket.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Wow! This looks delish. Just wanted to thank you Kat for the Baskin Robins voucher that you sent out via Nuffnang. I received mine the other week and I have just taken 4 kids and my husband for ice cream after dinner. They all loved it, there was laughter, smiles and even sharing. I didn’t have any but their joyful happiness was priceless. :)ReplyCancel

  • I’ve never seen Philadelphia Thai Green Curry….. where is it sold?ReplyCancel

  • I have used the green curry and the pasta sauces from this range before – they are the easiest thing ever!! Thank you for posting this though, as I often forget about them!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    This was tonights dinner – Yum!! Loved it. Def a new family favourite.
    Thanks Katrina for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Janine

    Philly Thai Green Curry is no longer available in the shops :((ReplyCancel

Homemade Fried Rice

Homemade Fried Rice   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Kat Serves: 5 Ingredients 1 tlb oil 6 rashers shortcut bacon 6 spring onions 1 capsicum, diced ½ cup peas 200g tin cocktail prawns 3 cups cooked rice 3 tlb soy sauce Instructions Heat oil in […]

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