I am not sure how to name this pasta dish because I created it on a whim just for Ruth! Ruth is hosting Presto Pasta Night this week and I wanted to be a part of it. :-) I called it Cheesy Shell Pasta because it had cheese in it. LOL! I have some Camembert cheese in my fridge and milk, so why not give it a try. You can certainly make it more creamy and cheesy by using heavy cream instead of milk and sprinkle with more cheeses on top and bake in the oven for 5 minutes before serving. Whatever you like right?
I just used what I have in the refrigerator and pantry to create this delicious pasta dish. My Edda said it tasted like Chicken Alfredo. Hehehe... This was our lunch and Evy's lunchbox for tomorrow.
I'm sharing this noodle with Presto Pasta Nights, an event created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast. This week host is Ruth herself! Check out her delicious round up on Oct, 1st!
2 cups of medium shell pasta, cooked as directed, drain and set aside
Zest of one lemon
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3/4 cup of frozen mixed vegetable
1/2 cup of imitation lobster meat/ crab meat/ shrimps
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 of Ile de France Normandie Camembert cheese (110g), cut into pieces (or any cheese you have)
Dashes of Italian herbs seasoning
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 tsp. sugar
Parmesan cheese, extra and optional
1. Heat the saute pan. When heated, add in some olive oil, then garlic and lemon zest. Saute quickly, then add in the mixed vegetable and imitation lobster meat. Stir well.
2. Add in the milk and cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. Add in the cooked pasta, stir well.
3. Season with dashes of Italian herbs seasoning, salt, black pepper and sugar.
4. Serve hot with extra topping of Parmesan cheese.