Preparation info

  • Serves


    hungry person
    • Difficulty


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Good Food For Bad Days

Good Food For Bad Days

By Jack Monroe

Published 2020

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Eating your greens needn’t be a chore – here I combine two and a half of your recommended 5 a day with a bowl of buttery, comforting pasta. I make this for myself when I’m in a funk and know I need something good but don’t have the time nor the energy to really think about what. For extra comfort, just up the butter and cheese!


  • a few pinches of salt
  • 100 g spaghetti or linguine
  • 80


Fill a medium saucepan two-thirds full with water and salt it generously. Bring to the boil, then snap your spaghetti or linguine in half and pop it in. You can stick half in and wait for it to soften before nudging in the other half, which is the traditional method, but most of the time I just do this instead, as it’s less effort. Reduce the pan to a simmer and cover with a lid, if you have on