Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta)

Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta)

This is one easy recipe that  delights all cheese lovers. The best part of this recipe is that you can use whatever four cheeses you like, but I would suggest to always keep the Parmesan Cheese as one of them. It's the perfect dish for a quick dinner or lunch, served along a good white wine. 

 
Preparing this recipe with whole wheat pasta reduces from the calories per serving and the nutritional benefits should be also taken in count.
 
Whole-grain pasta are significantly higher in fiber and nutrients than regular pasta, as they are made with whole grain flour that includes the germ and bran. It is said whole wheat pasta contains fewer calories and supplies about three times as much fiber and 25 percent more protein than traditional pasta. A good enough reason for me to choose them instead of buying or making regular pasta.
 
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Recipe slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman 
 
 
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  • Makes 4 servings
  • 250 g whole wheat pasta (I used spaghetti)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, broken into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese, grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • Fresh parsley
Directions

 

  1. Cook the pasta to the al dente stage in lightly salted water. Toast the pine nuts in a medium pan. 
  2. Heat the cream, garlic powder and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until butter melts. Gradually stir in all grated cheese.
  3. Reduce heat to low, and continue stirring just until all cheese is melted.
  4. Drain the pasta and reserve some of the cooking water.Put pasta back in the pan, pour in the cheese cream and add salt and pepper. Stir gently to combine adding some of the reserved cooking water if you want to thin the sauce slightly.
  5. Sprinkle the top with some cheese, toasted pine nuts and fresh parsley.  Serve immediately.

 

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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:266, Fat:16.7g, Saturated Fat:7.2 g, Carbohydrates:19.7 g, Sugar:1.7 g, Fiber:3.2 g, Protein:11.8 g, Cholesterol:32mg, Calories from Fat 150, Sodium 375 mg,Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 23%, Iron 8%, Nutrition Grade C+, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On March 08, 2013 at 10:11 am, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
Mmmm I'm a major cheese lover and I love whole wheat pasta-this looks amazing.
On March 13, 2013 at 02:43 pm, Rosa said...
Scrumptious! Whole wheat pasta has such a wonderful taste and bite... Cheers, Rosa
On March 15, 2013 at 01:42 am, Namiko Chen said...
I usually use penne for this dish and bake it but I really love the spaghetti idea! Looks so good. I need to make this soon.

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