Friday, 3 January 2014

Yummy Pasta Recipe: Kid’s Approved Pasta Pie

Who don’t like pie? Its yum, flavorsome and everybody’s favorite. Generally we make pies for the Christmas. Today I am sharing a pasta recipes i.e. a pasta pie which is perfect solution for a dinner. It is cooked in a skillet pan and then upturned onto a serving plate. Kids just love this recipe. It’s cheesy and it completely melts into the mouth. And the best part it can be customized in a way you want it.

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This recipe is a perfect way to use leftover in the refrigerator; you can use leftover vegetables, chicken or salami with some ham and peas. This recipe also calls for eggs, so you can say it’s somewhat like a quiche recipe cooked in a skillet pan without any pastry shells. Eggs actually helps the pasta to bind together and give a form to a pie. If you want, you can even bake this recipe in an oven proof baking pan.

This recipe is one of my favorite weekend dinner meal. There is no rocket science in this recipe, just put the ingredients you want and cook over the skillet pan. Turn upside down and later cut into wedges to serve. You can serve this recipe with tangy sauce or gravy if you want. It taste great with Bolognese sauce too. That beefy sauce blends with the cheesy elbow macaroni quite perfectly.  

Tip – Serve hot. 

Anyways without wasting any time further, let’s jot down the ingredients and later the procedure to cook this simple recipe –
This recipe can serve up to 6 servings

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: –
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup tomato paste or well-drained, chopped canned tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 4 ounces boiled ham, chopped
  • 2 ounces chopped salami
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • Chopped Parsley to garnish
Method –
  1. First bring 2 quarts of salted water to a boil. Add the elbow macaroni in this. Cook the pasta, stirring often, until it is just tender.
  2. Drain the pasta and immediately transfer it to a large bowl along with the tomato paste, peas, ham, grated cheese, and garlic. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs, milk salt, and pepper. Pour the eggs over the pasta mixture and stir it well.
  3. Now brush a nonstick skillet pan with olive oil. Add half of the pasta mixture and smooth the top to create an even layer. Arrange the mozzarella slices on top. Spoon on the remaining pasta, again smoothing the surface. Sprinkle the chopped parsley over this.
  4. Now cover the skillet pan and place it on a stovetop at medium-low to simmer heat. Cook the pie until the eggs in the center are just set, about 30 to 35 minutes, keep checking frequently so you can adjust the heat if the bottom browns too quickly.
  5. Run a spatula around the inside of the pan to loosen the pie, and then overturn a large plate over the pie. Protecting your hands with oven mitts, hold the plate in place and quickly turn the skillet upside down so the pie comes out whole onto the plate. Cut the pie into wedges.
P.S. if you want you can even bake it whole thing in an oven proof this at 350 degree F for about 15 minutes or till the eggs are just set.

Serve this singly or with steamed/grilled veggies, sauce or gravy or whatever you like to have it with. Simple, easy this recipe is rescuer if you are too confused what to cook for dinner. I hope you will like this recipe. Till then, stay amazing. Happy eats!


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