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Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta)

This Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi 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. Four cheese whole wheat pasta is the perfect dish for a quick dinner or lunch, served along 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 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.
Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi
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Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta)

Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi (Four Cheese Whole Wheat Pasta)

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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 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 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…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  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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