Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cheesy Shell Pasta

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.


Belinda @zomppa said...

What a great hearty meal...and lovely cheese on top! A fancy grown up comfort dish.

Big bOys Oven said...

wow I am also like you, I just love cheese pasta! ;)

Unknown said...

anything cheesy? count me in!

Baking Fiend said...

Looks delish... this is probably the only thing with cheese that my daughter will take. She's not a fan of all diary products.

tigerfish said...

This makes a good lunch box but when it is slightly cold, does the melted cheese taste funny?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

oh, look yummy!

High Plains Drifters said...

looks wonderful. cheers!

ICook4Fun said...

I too have some Brie in my fridge. Don't know what to do with it :)

pigpigscorner said...

Cheesy goodness...yum

Little Corner of Mine said...

Tigerfish, her pasta was heated and placed in a thermo for lunch. It was still warm when her lunch time came, she said it was delicious and cleaned the thermo. So, guess not.

Beachlover said...

hmmm...most kids here like cheese pasta!! I always said American kids loves their pasta especially cheesy pasta dish.My hubby said Mishu is american of course she love cheese and pasta..and only people like you eat rice every day! ouch!

Retno Prihadana said...

My son likes it very much, with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese

vialentino said...

i love this cheesy pasta ...look so delicious! nice bloggie

Ruth Daniels said...

What a fantastic dish to share with Presto Pasta Night...and perfect for me. I have a cold and all I want is some comfort food. This dish is perfect!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hahaha @ Beachlover. :D Yeah lor because we are Malaysian Chinese, got to have our rice. :P

Thanks Vialentino.

Thanks Ruth and hope you get over your cold asap.

Katerina said...

This is the perfect comfort food. You can go wrong with cheese can't you?

Claudia said...

Perfect, an adaptable dish with cheese, and whatever cheese at that.

Joanne said...

I love any pasta that involves lots of cheese! Delicious.