Are you looking for a quick meal that only needs a few ingredients? You don't want to stand in the kitchen forever and still feast? Then test this pasta bake.
- Pasta bake only needs a few ingredients.
- The dish is quickly prepared and in the oven.
- You can modify the basic recipe according to your taste.
You sit or stand at work, the working day is drawing to a close and hunger is slowly coming on. Many even know that it is not only their own stomach that will growl noticeably soon, but also the stomach of the children at home. So what to do? Buying canned soup or ready-made pizza on the way home? Or would you prefer to make a baked pasta bake yourself within 45 minutes? With cream, peas and ham - a juicy number. The question is unnecessary ...
The pasta selection for the baked pasta bake
This is an advantage - in addition to the short preparation time - of this dish: everything is possible, everything is allowed. Ask the kids about their favorite pasta and get started. And the combination of different varieties is also an option. Important in this case: Make sure that the cooking time of the different types does not deviate significantly from one another. In such a case, you would need to use two pots to cook the pasta.
The preparation and preparation of the baked pasta bake
In a nutshell, the ingredients are cut into small pieces or prepared. The noodles can cook during this time. In any case, cook al dente - so they can still have a little bit of a bite, because: in the baking dish, they still cook in the oven when baked. So do not worry that pasta that are too firm are served on the table. When preparing, there is nothing special to look out for. The few steps are easy to master. You just have to make sure that onions and ham cool a little after they have sautéed . Otherwise it may happen that the egg mass stops when it is mixed with it.
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The pasta bake and its many variations
Vegetarian present? No problem - then the ham simply stays outside or a second baking dish without ham goes into the oven. If you don't have enough vegetables with the peas, you can top up at any time: broccoli, fennel, kohlrabi *, bell peppers and everything your heart desires can be used for this casserole. And if you prefer to leave the space as the main actor to the vegetables, you can alternatively also prepare a simple Brussels sprout bake, for example.
Side dishes for the baked pasta bake: tips
Here is the famous small but colorful side salad . While the casserole is gratinating in the oven, a salad is quickly cleaned, a little vegetable chopped up and everything is served with a delicious dressing.
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Recipe for baked pasta bake
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Baked pasta bake: you need these ingredients
- 250 g pre-cooked spiral pasta
- 2 eggs
- 400 ml cream
- 300 g cooked ham in one piece
- 1 onion*
- 100 g pre-cooked peas (alternatively from the glass)
- 200 g grated gouda
- 0.5 tsp grated nutmeg
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 bunch of chives
- 0.5 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
This is how you can easily prepare the baked pasta bake
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The recipe for baked pasta casserole in the video
Anja Auer is the editor-in-chief of the BBQ & Food magazine "Die Frau am Grill". In addition, she runs the largest YouTube channel on the subject of "grilling" which is produced by a woman in German-speaking countries. Most of the recipes work not only on the grill but also on the stove and in the oven. You can find more recipes at www.die-frau-am-grill.de and the YouTube channel www.youtube.com/diefrauamgrill.
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