Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bugs Bunny pasta

It seems the time has come again
for things that frighten boys and men
Of ghosts and ghouls and witches brooms
to leave the comfort of their tombs
As Jack O Lanterns light the way
and all things creepy come to play
Grab your friend and hold on tight
All Hallows' Eve begins tonight

Although I live 'down under', Halloween seems to excite my inner child who revelled in all things spooky and slightly macabre growing up. Whilst my fellow school mates idolised Britney Spears, it was Wednesday Adams whom I felt a kinship with. Beetlejuice, Buffy and Jack Skellington were my peeps. So despite the lack of pumpkins on doorsteps and door-knockers in costume, I still wanted to get in on the action and contribute something 'orange' for this occasion. And although not necessarily spooky, mention cooked carrots to a child and I'm sure they'll be frightened :)

ease: 5/5.
prep time: 10mins.
cooking time: 50mins.
total: 1 hour.

taste: 4/5. Carrot-tastic!

When I was no higher than a hip bone twas true that I detested any form of cooked carrots. Perhaps if I had been given this dish my carrot-loathing would have been halted far earlier than the age of twenty-two...

I loved this dish. It was tasty with a lovely balance of sweet, salty and savoury (although I may have added a little too much thyme the second time around, don't be too liberal with this fragrant herb). Both adults and children alike loved it. As always, I would increasing the topping-to-pasta ratio, as it's always best to have more than less. I also found that this worked with some pasta shapes better than others. Penne wasn't as great as farfalle or even macaroni.

would I make it again: Yes.

recipe: Bugs Bunny pasta


  1. A great pasta dish! Wonderfully carotty!



  2. funny how cooked carrots are never popular but raw ones pass along much better! Love the name of the pasta.. hehe

  3. What a beautiful recipe! I love the process of roasting then blending the carrots. I will definitely try this. And thanks for the memory - I just loved the Adams Family. Must dig that video out and watch it. What better day than rainy today :)
    Heidi xo

  4. this recipe sounds really good, I think I would try it myself :)

  5. Okay, I'm officially in love with this post because you referenced Nightmare Before Christmas! I even have the sheet music for piano ;)

  6. Here's to Wednesday Adams.... I hear you! As for this. Looks like my kind of dish. Love the poem too. Definitely going to give this a try....

  7. Mhmmmm, this looks so delicious! I was totally fooled into thinking it was butternut squash, but I imagine carrots would be so sweet and delicious!

    I also loved Burton's creations when I was a young 'un - you're a girl of my own heart.

    Jax x

  8. I would never have thought of combining carrots and pasta but this looks fantastic.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.

  9. Love the poem and this dish!! I cant say Ive ever had carrot as the star in a pasta dish, let alonebe called BUGS BUNNY! Love it!

  10. Adorable name for your pasta dish!! Would never have thought to combine carrots in pasta...great idea!

  11. Oh yeah what little bunny wouldn't love this pasta, thanks for a great side dish to try out.

  12. I love carrots and I enjoyed those but (I never thought I'd say this as a sugar junkie) it was slightly too sweet for me. Still, a great healthy changeup from the usual creamy pastas :).

  13. I love bugs bunny so I like the name of this carroty pasta! Yummy! Healthy and Yummy

  14. This sounds really interesting but I'm missing the ingredients list and directions so I can cook this. Care to share?

  15. I linked to the original recipe in the post

    here's the link -

  16. Thanks. Can now see the link but it just wasn't that obvious (perhaps some text to say click here?) to a burk like me.

  17. sneaky, but delicious and aptly-named! incidentally, i appreciated wednesday adams, too, but it was cousin itt with whom i identified most. :)

  18. lol, I know a few adults that are STILL scared of carrots!