Pasta La Vista Baby

by Tenina Holder

I always imagined post Arnies corny line that if I should ever have an Italian Restaurant, it would be called Pasta La the absence of such an occurrence, this is probably the next best thing. I LOVE homemade pasta and of course with the help of Thermomix, nothing could be easier. I dashed home from work, whipped up a batch of dough, let it rest whilst I searched for the arm to my pasta roller, and after working up a sweat as I scoured cupboards and drawers with no luck, gave up on the home made and quickly cooked some fettucine I had in the pantry, still did an outstanding sauce and yes, we were eating in no time. As for the lost art of rolling pasta? Hasta la Vista baby!

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  • 40 g fettucine per serving, cooked as directed on package
  • 300 g butternut pumpkin, cubed and roasted
  • 1 Handful fresh herbs of choice
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 50 g romano cheese
  • 150 g pine nuts, toasted in dry pan
  • 2 lemons, juice
  • Kalamata olives
  • A few semi dried sundried tomatoes
  • 100 g danish feta
  • Pink Salt Flakes Sea salt to taste BUY
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) EVOO to taste BUY



Roast pumpkin in fan forced 200°C oven for around 20-25 minutes and set aside.


Place herbs into Thermomix bowl and chop for a few sec/speed 7.


Place garlic and cheese into Thermomix bowl and mill for 10 sec/speed 9.


Add pine nuts, juice and enough EVOO to make a fairly thin pesto. (I used 100g)


Toss pesto through warm pasta, add olives, tomatoes, roasted pumpkin and then crumble feta over the top. Drizzle with additional EVOO and garnish with a few fresh herb leaves.


Eat immediately.

Pasta is always stunning served with fresh French Sticks...with or without the garlic butter. Looks like I'm going to need a Ciabatta recipe up here, if I'm going to help keep European Union relations in good shape! And no I didn't find the rest of the pasta roller...looks like I'll be needing a brand spanking new one!

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