Pasta is a traditional dish from Italy. Pasta is a simple dish which comes in many varieties due to its versatility. Some pasta dishes are served as a first course in Italy because the portion sizes are small and simple. Pasta is also prepared in light lunches, such as salads or large portion sizes for dinner. It can be prepared by hand or food processor and served hot or cold. Pasta sauces vary in taste, color and texture.Fresh Pasta can be made at home and you can make it to suit your palette.
My boys love Pasta.It is easy to cook and today I will share with you a very simple recipe that I learnt from my older son who first made it in school.Since then this is regularly made at home.My Son is a budding cook who is a great fan of Gordan Ramsay and tries to reciprocate his style and recipes at home. I am so lucky as he cooks for us whenever he is able to spare some time from his regular routine.
For our 84th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme of #Pastamania my contribution is this simple Cheesy Penne Pasta.
Recipe for Cheesy Penne Pasta:
2 Cups Pasta (cook as per instructions on the packet)
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
1/4 Cup Permesan Cheese
1 Tsp Oregano
1 Tsp dried Basil
1/2 Tsp Italian herbs
Salt to Taste
4 Tsp EVOO
Cook the pasta with 1 tsp EVOO and some salt as per instructions on the packet.Heat a thick bottom pan.Add 2 Tsp olive oil. Toss the cooked pasta for 2 minutes. Sprinkle all the herbs and salt to taste (if needed) and mix well. Saute for a few seconds.Switch off the flame.
Grease a glass bowl with the remaining EVOO. Pour the pasta onto the greased bowl. Sprinkle both the cheese generously over the paste and bake at 190C for about 20 mins.
Serve hot and enjoy this simple yummy pasta without any fancy sauces.