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Leek Blush Sauce Pasta
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8 INGREDIENTS • 8 STEPS • 20MINS

Leek Blush Sauce Pasta

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This Leek Blush Sauce Pasta dish is so creamy and delicious. It's cooked with a simple, healthier, and way more flavourful blush sauce made with leeks instead of cream.
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Milk & Cardamom
Hi, I'm Hetal, welcome to Milk & Cardamom! I'm a past MasterChef contestant living in sunny San Francisco where I cook up spectacular flavours mostly inspired by the flavours of India
http://www.milkandcardamom.com/
This Leek Blush Sauce Pasta dish is so creamy and delicious. It's cooked with a simple, healthier, and way more flavourful blush sauce made with leeks instead of cream.
20MINS
Total Time
$2.05
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
US / Metric
Penne Pasta
1 box
(411 g)
Penne Pasta
I used Barilla Protein + Penne pasta
Marinara Sauce
1 jar
Marinara Sauce
I used Barilla Marinara sauce
Leek
3
Leeks
Olive Oil
2 Tbsp
Parmesan Cheese
to taste
Parmesan Cheese
use either vegan or regular
optional
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
to taste
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
optional
Fresh Basil
to taste
Fresh Basil
optional
Salt
to taste
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
405
Fat
7.6 g
Protein
12.1 g
Carbs
71.3 g
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Milk & Cardamom
Hi, I'm Hetal, welcome to Milk & Cardamom! I'm a past MasterChef contestant living in sunny San Francisco where I cook up spectacular flavours mostly inspired by the flavours of India
http://www.milkandcardamom.com/

Author's Notes

Yields 7 servings.

When prepping the leeks, be sure to wash them very well. Dirt tends to get trapped between the leaves and you don’t want a gritty sauce!
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step 1
In a large pot with water, add Salt (to taste) and bring it to a boil.
step 2
Cut the green tops off the Leeks (3) and slice and cut in half lengthwise. Thoroughly wash the leeks under running water. Thinly slice the leeks and wash them again. Drain well.
step 3
Heat Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the sliced leeks and season with salt. Sauté for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
step 3 Heat Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the sliced leeks and season with salt. Sauté for 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
step 4
While the leeks are cooking, add the Penne Pasta (1 box) to the water and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the pasta water before draining.
step 5
Once the leeks are cooked, add them to a blender along with Marinara Sauce (1 jar). Add 1/2 cup of pasta water to thin the sauce out a bit and blend until smooth. Add more water if necessary.
step 6
Add the blended pasta sauce to a skillet over medium heat along with the cooked, drained pasta and stir until well combined.
step 7
Add pasta water if necessary to thin the sauce out. Mix for 2 minutes.
step 8
Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese (to taste), Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste), and Fresh Basil (to taste).
step 8 Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese (to taste), Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (to taste), and Fresh Basil (to taste).
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Lunch
Healthy
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Vegetarian
Quick & Easy
Pasta
Italian
Vegetables
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