Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Strange But Yummy Pasta

We have been eating a lot of salads lately. And fruit. So today for lunch I decided to make a more substantial dish. I have been thinking about a pasta dish I used to make frequently when the teenager was just a toddler. It’s super quick and very tasty, but the ingredients may surprise you a  bit (and yes, it’s a bit fattier than my usual dishes…):

  • Bacon
  • Green onions
  • Cottage cheese
  • Fresh “Asian” pasta (bought in a non-Asian grocery store)
  1. Cut the bacon into small pieces and sauté until brown and drain the fat.
  2. Once the bacon is browned, add the green onions and cook for about 2 minutes. I try to cook the green onions just a bit so that they still add "freshness" to the dish.
  3. Then add the cottage cheese to the pan and turn off the heat. Let the pan rest for about 5 minutes. The cottage cheese will slowly melt and create a nice, creamy sauce.
  4. Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce.
  5. Season with pepper and salt if desired. Usually, I don’t need to add any salt as the bacon and cottage cheese contain plenty of salt. 
  6. Garnish with a some fresh green onions. 

Questions: What did you have for lunch today? What “strange” dish do you like to cook and eat? 

Be well,