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Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford's cheap and simple recipe for carrot and courgette spaghetti

Pasta is always a winner, so why not try this recipe for carrot and courgette spaghetti? It's low cost and low energy!

Carrot and courgette spaghetti/ Tom Kerridge

Your kids will love this carrot and courgette pasta. Image: Full Time Meals

Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford have a treat for you with this simple recipe for carrot and courgette spaghetti. It will cost you very little and it’s easy peasy!

Full Time Meals, a campaign launched by the celebrity pair, has plenty of fun recipes which your children will love. And they’ve kindly shared a few with us for our Summer Survival Guide.

Pasta’s an easy win, with most kids loving spaghetti. But this recipe gives it a healthy twist, and it’s cheap too which is a great bonus.

Kerridge describes this as “a quick and colourful pasta dish packed with goodness”. He adds: “Deliciously melted cheese makes this a bowl full to fill up on!”

This will take 20 minutes to prepare and cook and it serves four people. Here’s all you need to know about making carrot and courgette spaghetti.

All the ingredients you’ll need

  • 1 x 500g packet spaghetti
  • 1 large carrot (or 2 small)
  • 1 large courgette (or 2 small)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Half a small tub of light cream cheese
  • 1 small block of Red Leicester cheese
  • Pepper

Get your aprons on! How to make carrot and courgette spaghetti

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 10-12 minutes, or according to the packet instructions. Once cooked, keep back half a mug of the pasta water (to use later), then drain the spaghetti and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, peel the carrot, and then use the vegetable peeler to peel long wide strips (a bit like ribbons) along the length of the carrot and courgette. Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic, and then the carrot and courgette ribbons. Stir it all together and cook for a couple of minutes until softened.
  4. Add the half mug of pasta water to the pan, and then add the cream cheese. Grate the Red Leicester and add this to the pan too. Mix it all together and let everything warm through gently until the cheese starts to melt.
  5. Add the drained spaghetti to the pan with the vegetables and cheese, tossing it together so the pasta is coated in the sauce. Divide it between 4 plates or bowls and season with a bit of black pepper. Now tuck in!

And here’s our Summer Survival Guide, which we will update regularly with new articles and tips on making sure your kids have a fun summer without breaking the bank

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