Meghan Markle’s favourite easy pasta dish makes the perfect back-to-school supper
-Sep 1, Jenny Paul , Nutrition -
A bowl of carbs doesn’t sound like a meal fit for a princess but we can tell you that Meghan Markle’s favourite pasta dish is a healthy hit – which makes it perfect to make for the children after school.
If you’ve ever wondered what Meghan Markle serves Prince Harry for dinner, this might give you a bit of insight. The Duchess of Sussex has a pasta sauce she swears by and we can’t believe how simple and delicious it is.
Meghan revealed when it comes to some Italian indulgence she doesn’t slather her spaghetti in fatty, calorie-laden sauces but that doesn’t mean her topping doesn’t taste good.
The royal uses a sauce made almost entirely from slow cooked courgettes which break down over four hours and she insists: “The sauce gets so creamy, you’d swear there’s tons of butter and oil in it, but it’s just zucchini, water, and a little bouillon.”
This is perfect as an after school dish and super-easy especially if you have a slow cooker.
We have just added a couple of extra ingredients.
5 courgettes chopped
1 finely chopped onion
1 tbsp olive oil
Rigatoni pasta (or any type of pasta you fancy)
Parmesan to top – or grated, mild cheddar if your children don’t like parmesan
1 bouillon cube
1/2 cup of water
If you have a slow cooker it really is as simple as sautéing the onions in the oil on medium heat for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the courgettes, water and bouillon cube and transfer to the slow cooker for four hours.
If you don’t own a slow cooker you’ll need a large pot with a lid and follow these simple instructions.
1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat
2. Add the onions and sauté until soft
3. Add the courgette, water and bouillon cube
4. Reduce heat and cook for around four hours ensuring you stir and check on your sauce regularly
5. When it’s a soft mush put some water on to boil and cook your choice of pasta per instructions on the package.
6. Cover the pasta in your sauce and top with cheese.
Optional: You can always sprinkle on some prawns or chicken, or tuna if you fancy a protein packed topping.
Meghan enjoys hers with a glass of red wine! Perhaps you could offer the kids a fruit flavoured, fizzy kombucha and finish up with some avocado ice cream.