The first question you might have about this dish is ‘what is mafalda’ because not everyone knows that word. Mafalda is actually a type of pasta but it is special because it has frilled edges. Also known as mafaldine or reginette, this ribbon pasta is flat and about ½ inch wide, and the edges are wavy on both sides. You cook it the same as you would cook fettuccine or linguine, although sauces for mafalda tend to be more delicate.
This pasta was named after Princess Mafalda of Savoy, which is also why it is known as reginette (or ‘little queens’) in some recipes. In this recipe it is combined with 2 kinds of cheese, as well as fire-roasted tomatoes, cream, garlic, and vegetables, for a well-rounded dish which is a great example of ‘elegant comfort food’ at its finest. Feel free to use other vegetables if you prefer, or swap the Asiago for parmesan cheese.
This is a well-balanced meal because you have everything in there from the pasta to the vegetables, creamy sauce and more. You do not need to serve a side dish with this if you prefer not to, although if you do want to, consider some garlic bread. Something else you can do is serve an appetizer before this instead of having a side dish. Caesar salad would be nice, or even a simple tomato, basil and mozzarella salad. If you have your heart set on dessert instead, consider homemade chocolate mousse, which of course you can make ahead, or even some strawberries with vanilla ice cream. Continue reading
A fantastic way to use up leftover turkey, this recipe is made with pasta, broccoli and other ingredients for an amazing result. Whether you are looking for post-Thanksgiving recipes or you want to cook some turkey from fresh to make this, you are sure to like how all the flavors come together to yield a comfort food style meal. The flavor is mild but very special, and it is also very easy to make. You do not even have to cook the pasta first. Simply combine all the ingredients, tip the mixture into an ovenproof dish, and then you can cook it.
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Choose your favorite pasta shapes or use macaroni if you like, or even consider whole wheat pasta for a healthier twist. As well as the pasta and turkey, this dish includes broccoli, and you can use fresh or frozen, as you prefer. Consider swapping it for mushrooms or another vegetable if you prefer. You can even swap the turkey for chicken if you want.
The versatility of this dish does not end there either, because you can change the cheddar for mozzarella or even a mixed Mexican blend, or even swap the cream of chicken soup for cream of cheese soup or celery if you prefer. Don’t dilute the soup before adding it to the mixture, else your baked pasta dish will have too much liquid. After an hour you can add a little more cheese on top and then return the dish to the oven to melt it. Continue reading
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