Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Baked Pasta with combination Cheese

Baked Pasta with combination Cheese

Description : A Balanced Pasta recipe for Kids & Cheese lovers , very high in protein you can add fresh blanched & Shredded french beans and carrots too
Serving: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 lb ditalini, uncooked (or any other 100 grm. pack of your favorite shape pasta).
  • 1 cup skim milk 3/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese.
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat Cheddar cheese grated.
  • 1/4 cup parsley , chopped.
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated.
  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs.

  • (different shapes of whole grain/wheat pasta)


1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, reducing cooking time by one-third; drain.
2. While pasta is cooking, combine the milk and ricotta in a blender. Blend until smooth.(ricotta cheese) (how to make home made ricotta..??

3. Transfer ricotta mixture to a medium mixing bowl and stir in the Cheddar cheese, 1/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese, the parsley and salt and pepper.

4. Stir the pasta into the cheese mixture until well blended.

5. Transfer to a 10-inch round casserole dish. Stir the bread crumbs, margarine and remaining 2tablespoons of Parmesan cheese in a small bowl until thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle mixture evenly over casserole.

(Chopped Flat Parsley)

6. Bake at 375 degrees F until heated through, bubbling around the edges and the bread crumbs are golden brown, about 35 minutes. Serve immediately.

(Bread Crumbs ...also c how to make easy homemade bread crumbs
Based on individual serving. Calories: 330 Total Fat: 10 g Carbohydrates: 41 g Protein: 17 g


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