Sunday, 26 July 2009

Three Cheese Pasta & Spinach Bake

450gms cooked pasta (tubes or spirals are great for this, I used gluten free pasta, for a gluten free dish)
350gms ricotta
120gms grated Tasty cheese
85gms grated Parmesan cheese
250gm packet of finely chopped spinach (defrosted and drained, ends up being about 120gms of spinach)
6 large eggs (lightly beaten)
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place pasta, cheeses, spinach, salt, pepper and eggs in a large bowl, and mix thoroughly ensuring that the pasta does not break up too much.
  3. Grease a deep non stick pan and pour mixture into the pan.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes.
Bean, Potato & Caramelised Onion Salad

260gms boiled potato cubes
190gms cooked flat beans
2 large onions sliced
1/4 red capsicum
1/2 yellow capsicum
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbs sugar

  1. Place balsamic vinegar in a small pot with the sugar. Bring to the boil, and then lower to a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool. It will have a syrupy consistency.
  2. Cook beans in boiling water, I like mine to be a little crunchy. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a fry pan and cook onions until they are caramelised. Set aside.
  4. Grill capsicums and remove skin, slice thinly and set aside.
  5. Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss together. Serve with vinegar reduction.

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