Pasta and Potatoes (Pasta e Patate)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A stick to your ribs, cold weather and comfort food, just like mum used to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop the bacon, carrot, celery, onion, and parsley together.
  2. Pour the oil into a large pan, add the chopped mixture and cook over medium low heat until the vegetables are tender and golden.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the potatoes and water, bring to a simmer, and cook until the potatoes are very tender, about 30 minutes.
  5. Mash some of the potatoes with the back of a spoon.
  6. Add the pasta and boiling water.
  7. Cook, stirring often, until the pasta is tender.
  8. The mixture should remain quite thick, but add more water if it seems too thick.
  9. Stir in the cheese and serve.
Most Helpful

this came out great, i used spaghetti broken into pieces.

dadero December 05, 2007

Comfort food...mmmmmmmm

Elainia October 19, 2006