Thursday 25 April 2013

Tri-colour pasta with Nigella's Yellow Spaghetti Sauce

The theme for this month's Forever Nigella cooking challenge is 'colourful', which reminded me of some tri-colour pasta I had bought recently. I believe the green pasta is coloured with spinach and the red with tomato. I thought it looked interesting and I've not had it for a long time so added it to my basket.

When I came across the theme of the challenge I had a look to see if I could find a suitable colourful pasta sauce from Nigella to go with it. I have plenty of her cookery books at home but I was thinking about this on my lunchbreak at work, so did some Googling - and found a recipe for Nigella's Yellow Spaghetti. I adapted it slightly as I didn't have any marsala, but I thought vodka would work just as well!

For two fairly large portions you need:
Half a packet of tri-colour pasta
a few saffron strands
2 tbsp vodka and 2 tbsp water
2 eggs
6 tbsp grated parmesan
8 tbsp pouring cream
A few basil leaves to serve

Put the pasta onto boil. While it is cooking, whisk together two eggs, the cream and the parmesan.

Put the saffron strands in a small bowl or jug, cover with the water and vodka and leave for a few minutes to infuse

Add the saffron and liquid to the egg and cheese mixture

Toss with the cooked pasta

Add a few fresh basil leaves and serve.

This is a tasty and quick meal that is simple but certainly colourful!

Forever Nigella is hosted by Maison Cupcake and Elizabeth at A Girl In Her Kitchen.


  1. looks good.

  2. It looks good. I've always been tempted to try a vodka pasta sauce but haven't yet.


Thank you for your comment, all feedback is appreciated - even the negative! However due to a lot of spam comments on this blog I have had to turn on captcha. If you have problems leaving a comment please email me at