Elk-shaped pasta with Swedish meatballs

I’d like to say that I made this pasta because I was cooking for children, but alas, it’s just me & the hubby and really, we’re just big kids at heart!

After a Saturday trip to Ikea resulted in a bag of wonderful Ikea Food, I decided that a dinner on a freezing Saturday night would consist of pasta, Swedish style.

the Swedish loot

Finely dice one brown onion and saute with one diced chilli.

onion & chilli

Add in one grated zucchini and cook til tender.

zucchini mix

Add in a tin of chopped tomatoes, the tomato pasta sauce and the meatballs (which are already pre-cooked but are frozen). Simmer til done.

meatballs and tomato pasta sauce

Meanwhile, get the pasta cooking. The Elk-shaped pasta is made from brown Durham wheat.

Elk shaped pasta!
Elk shaped pasta!
10 mins and they're done

Last minute, add a bag of baby spinach leaves to the pasta.

spinach for extra greens

Top with grated parmesan. Pasta pronto!

Elk-shaped pasta with Swedish meatballs

I liked eating the antlers first!

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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