Gourmet Cooking Skill 1: Pasta Primavera

Any Sims in Sims 4 can learn the Gourmet Cooking skill by just selecting the fridge or oven. Now you can too with this starting meal!

Servings

2

Ready In:

40 mins

Good For:

Dinner

Inspiration from

The Sims 4

I love the Sims. I’ve been playing it on PC since Sims 1, and have even played it on other console version including the GameBoy Advance, Nintendo DS, PS2, and even on mobile and tablet. I’ve created many families, pets and mystical beings. I’ve had them enter many jobs, have many children, and adopt many pets. I’ve bought expansions so they can experience seasons, go to university, go clubbing, try acting, create vampires, start businesses and live in the big city. And I’ve killed many of them off in new and interesting ways, like every Sims player does!

As a long serving fan of The Sims, I’ve recreated a dish that a lot of Sims in Sims 4 would have cooked by now. As part of the Cooking Skill range, the earliest dishes you can make for dinner are Garden Salad, Grilled Cheese, Mac and Cheese, and Fish Tacos. I felt like those were some simple dishes to make so tried the Gourmet Skill Range: Garlic Noodles, Caprese Salad and Pasta Primavera. So here it is, a Pasta Primavera.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Ingredients

  • 200g Dried Pasta
  • Olive oil
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (halved and deseeded)
  • 50g Broccoli (florets)
  • 100g Asparagus
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Parmesan (grated, to garnish)

According to The Sims 4, all you need to cook this is “any vegetable and any herb”. Of course that’s not entirely true, you also need the pasta! I’ve used Conchiglie, but you can use any type of Pasta for this dish. You can also use any type of vegetables, though I’d favour for mediterranean vegetables. The herbs create the flavour so keep them!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Salade Niçoise

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180ºC. Place the vegetables on a baking sheet. Brush the vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle over Basil, Oregano, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Step 2

Cook the pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water until cooked. Mix with the roasted vegetables and serve with some Parmesan.

Gourmet Cooking Skill 1: Pasta Primavera

Any Sims in Sims 4 can learn the Gourmet Cooking skill by just selecting the fridge or oven. Now you can too with this starting meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Sims 4
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • Baking Tray
  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 200 g Pasta
  • Olive oil
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper halved and deseeded
  • 50 g Broccoli florets
  • 100 g Asparagus
  • Dried Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Parmesan to garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180ºC. Place the vegetables on a baking sheet. Brush the vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle over Basil, Oregano, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water until cooked. Mix with the roasted vegetables and serve with some Parmesan.

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