Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta)

This Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi is an easy dish 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 always keeping the Parmesan Cheese as one of them. Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta is the perfect dish for a quick dinner or lunch, served along with a good white wine.

Preparing this Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi – Four Cheese Pasta recipe with whole wheat pasta instead of regular ones reduces the calories per serving and the nutritional benefits should be also taken into account.
Whole-grain pasta is significantly higher in fiber and nutrients than regular pasta, as they are made with whole-grain flour that includes 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.

How to make Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi

Begin by cooking the pasta in slightly salty water until it’s just right, al dente stage. In a medium pan toast the pine nuts.

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Heat the cream, garlic powder, and butter in a saucepan until the butter melts. Gradually add all the grated cheese.  Lower the heat and keep stirring until all the cheese melts into a beautiful blend.

When ready, drain the pasta, saving a bit of the cooking water. Put the pasta back in the pan, pour in the cheesy cream, and add a dash of salt and pepper. Give it a gentle stir, adding some of the reserved cooking water if you want to smooth things out.

Sprinkle some more cheese, those golden pine nuts, and a bit of fresh parsley on top.  Serve it up right away and enjoy the heavenly flavors of this pasta delight.

Hope you will try these amazing Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta and enjoy them as much as we did. If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram, would love to see how it turns out for you. Enjoy!

If you like cheese pasta you may also like to try these Spaghetti Carbonara, Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, or Three Cheese Stuffed Shells.

Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi
Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta)

Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta)

5 from 1 vote
Easy recipe for Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta that delights all cheese lovers. Use whatever four cheeses you like. Perfect dish for a quick dinner or lunch.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 9 oz (250g) whole wheat pasta (I used spaghetti)
  • 7 oz (200g) cream
  • 1 tbsp (15g) butter , room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup (25g) Parmesan cheese , grated
  • 1/4 cup (25g) Mozzarella cheese , grated
  • 1/4 cup (25g) goat cheese , broken into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup (25g) Romano cheese , grated
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (35g) pine nuts , toasted
  • Fresh parsley


  • Cook the pasta to the al dente stage in lightly salted water. Toast the pine nuts in a medium pan. 
  • Heat the cream, garlic powder and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until butter melts. Gradually stir in all grated cheese.
  • Reduce heat to low, and continue stirring just until all cheese is melted.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle the top with some cheese, toasted pine nuts and fresh parsley.  Serve immediately.


Serving: 1 serving out of 4Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 19.7gProtein: 11.8gFat: 16.7gSaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 32mgSugar: 1.7g
Calories: 266kcal
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheese, formaggi, four, pasta, pasta recipe, quattro, spaghetti, wheat, whole

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  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    Mmmm I’m a major cheese lover and I love whole wheat pasta-this looks amazing.

  2. Rosa Author says:

    Scrumptious! Whole wheat pasta has such a wonderful taste and bite…



  3. Namiko Chen Author says:

    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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