Recipe: Cheese and basil pasta

Pasta with aromatic herbs
September 22, 2009

HerbsIn the picture the ingredients for this pasta gratin: celery, chives garlic, basil, sweet chilies, cheese.

I decided to try always different kind of pasta instead of the usual ones, and this is one of the dishes that I created. This pasta is called conchiglie, that means shells: these shells will have a core of melted cheese with aromatic herbs… you will love it.

Cheese and basil pasta

Cheese and basil pasta

Serves 2-3:
170g conchiglie rigate
120g fontina or cheddar
40g grated parmesan
20 fresh basil leaves
1 clove garlic
4 nira leaves (or chives)
1 small stalk of celery
30g sweet or mild chili peppers
black pepper

Cook the conchiglie in boiling salted water, then drain them well.
Mince together the aromatic herbs: basil, garlic, nira, celery and red chilies.
Season the pasta with the aromatic herbs and grated parmesan, then put in in oiled baking pan.
Put small dices of fontina or cheddar on the pasta, then sprinkle with black pepper.
Grill-bake until golden brown.

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I am entering this in Presto Pasta Nights, hosted this week by I'm a Food Blog.
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Author: Sara (URL)

What a beautiful dish, cheesy pasta is always so good. Thanks for sharing this for PPN #132

Author: Joanne (URL)

I would so look forward to the little patches of cheese that get caught by the conchiglie. Beautiful dish!

Author: Ruth (URL)

So simple, so perfect. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. I always love your entries

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