Make Bougie Creamy Pasta With Less Than ₦10k

July 16, 2022

These days, going out to eat at a restaurant costs an arm and a leg. Small pasta and drinks with your friends, and you’re already hearing ₦30k. Let’s help you save money with this super tasty creamy pasta recipe. 

Ingredients you need for 3 – 4 servings:

  • 1 pack of pasta 
  • 2 sachets of tomato paste
  • Blended peppers
  • 2 bulbs of onion: 1 to be blended with the pepper and the other to be sliced
  • Chicken breast
  • Sausages (optional)
  • Unsalted butter 
  • Liquid milk 
  • 2-3 tablespoons of chilli pepper 
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Cameroon pepper 
  • 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger powder
  • Salt and seasoning cubes
  • A small handful of chopped basil leaves (totally optional)

Preparation: 

  • First things first, parboil your spaghetti for 10 minutes and set it aside. Try not to eat raw strands of spaghetti while you’re at it. 
  • Boil your chicken breast with spices — salt, seasoning cubes, curry, garlic, ginger, thyme and peppers. Make sure it’s well seasoned so the taste can get inside the bits of chicken. 
  • Steam your blended peppers and onions till the water in it is drier than those Instagram comedians’ skits. 
  • While your pepper steams, make the cream. First, melt the butter in a saucepan and add your liquid milk. Mix in a food processor or blender until the cream gets thick and frothy. Set it aside. 
  • Now that your peppers are steamed, add oil and fry with onions and tomato paste. 
  • After a few minutes, add your sausages and chicken breasts to cook with the mix. 
  • By now, you should’ve noticed the thickness of the sauce, but it’s about to be thicker, like cold akamu. Add the chicken stock and taste. 
  • If you like what you taste, add your cream and stir. Taste and spice as the ancestors lead you. 
  • After a few minutes, add your parboiled spaghetti and allow to cook. Body go tell you when e don done. 
(source: recipe rebel)

Now, think twice before you go and spend thousands of naira in a restaurant without parking space because there’s creamy pasta at home. 

Since we’re talking pasta, here’s another spaghetti recipe

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