Monday, January 4, 2010

Creamy pasta.

This pasta dish is a favorite one in our house. With very few steps and lesser time we can get a delicious meal. Hope you all like it.
Just for my reference , I have written the brands I used, hope it will be interesting to look back:).



Cooking the pasta:
Rotini Pasta (or)any big size pasta - 1.5 cups (uncooked)
(I used whole wheat rotini pasta , ShopRite store brand)
Water - 5 cups
First bring the water to boil and add the pasta and cook al dente. (Al dente means cooked completely but firm)
Drain water and run it under cold water.

Preparing the vegetables:
Ranch dressing - 6 tbsp
(I used less calorie fit active brand)
Shredded mozzarella cheese - 1/4 cup
Broccoli / spinach - 1 cup
Red onion - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Green beans, fresh peas, carrot, olives - 1 cup (together)
garlic - 2 cloves
olive oil - 1 tbsp
Italian seasoning - 1 tsp

Chop the vegetables into big pieces.
Heat oil in a wok. Add the crushed garlic followed by the onion and chopped vegetables.
Add salt to taste. Sprinkle some water and cook covered till they turn tender crisp.
Switch off flame .

Method:
Mix the sauteed vegetables with cooked pasta and olives. Stir well.
Add shredded cheese while the pasta is hot.
Mix the ranch dressing before serving.

Serving suggestions:

Serves two.
Garnish with a few drops of tomato sauce.
Some protein rich sides like boiled eggs or baked chicken can make this meal a wholesome one.

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32 comments:

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey that sounds great dea..!!!Simply delicious..

prasu said...

wow.......creamy pasta looks delicious dear..........

Priya said...

My favourite dish..absolutely delicious!!

Mangala Bhat said...

looks soo good! Thanks !

Gulmohar said...

Delicious and creamy..I liked the way you used ranch dressing in this :-)

meeso said...

That looks wonderful, makes pasta so tempting!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

I like.
Happy new year.
See soon

Cham said...

I never used ranch dressing for pasta dish! Sounds creamy and tasty!

Malar Gandhi said...

That sounds very delicious...like creamy pasta meal.:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

hey lovely pasta...

chakhlere said...

A very much comfort food. Yummyyyyyyy!!!

Tina said...

Sounds delicious and yummyyyyyyy...

Pari said...

Hi. the pasta looks great and I liked the idea of using ranch dressing.

sowmya.s said...

pasty looks delicious..i love the new look of your blog..

Anu said...

Wow sounds very delicious... Creamy...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Viki
Nowadays I am in pasta sauce learning mode and your recipe came just in time ha ha
WIll make soon
Have a nice day

Aux délices des gourmets said...

de merveilleux plat que je découvre,
ces pâtes sont superbes et délicieuses
bonne journée

Nandini said...

What a creamy pasta! So cool! It's vibrant! Great!

Faiza Ali said...

That sounds so delicious and creamy...happy new year to you.

Happy cook said...

Drooling here for the pasta.

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely & delicious creamy pasta

suvaiyaana suvai said...

wow pasta looks yummy

Pavithra said...

Looks soooooooooooooooo yummy... and colorful.

Asha said...

Thanks. Happy 2010 Viki, wish you the best. Sounds like most of us went thru' some tough times in 2009! But we all made it to 2010, let's hope we will survive beautifully this year and in future with hope and prayers. Hugs to you! :))

Creamy Pasta is always delicious to eat, looks delicious. I made Chicken Tetrazzini y'day for kids, it was yummy.

Have fun there.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey viki this pasta luks very tempting...nice n easy recipe

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Pasta looks lovely.

Soma Pradhan said...

Creamy pasta looks v v delicious

s said...

nice.....looks creamy and delicious

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Your pasty looks delicious.
See soon.

kothiyavunu said...

Slurp!!!Looks fabulous!! tempting creamy pasta!!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a delightful pasta Vicky !
Creamy, cheesy, colourful, filling, well garnished and perfect!!!

have a nice week-end!!!

Sashi said...

Delicious pasta !!!! Yummy !!