Today, I’m about to cook something I haven’t cooked in quite a while. It’s called Gesunder Nudelauflauf (in German – Healthy Pasta Casserole), or better, I just called it that because I couldn’t come up with a better name. This is mainly for my own reference, but I thought, I’d share it.
- Carrots (~3-4)
- Broccoli (1)
- Coliflower (1/2)
- Pasta (Pene) (500g)
- Tomatoes (2-3)
- Feta Cheese (1 pack ~250g)
- Grated Cheese (~200g)
- Flower (1 tbsp)
- Milk (to liking, ~50ml)
The order of making things you can optimise to use the least amount of time.
- Boil ~1/2 pot of water put (carrots in first) vegetables cut into pieces. Boil for ~10-15 minutes, depending on whether you want them soft or on the hard side. Add Chicken stock or similar or salt and pepper to liking. Important: keep water content as low as possible and do not get rid of the water after.
- Make a “Schwitze” (roux): put some flour (1 tbsp initially) and butter (1 tbsp) into a small pot (preferable) or pan, wait until golden brown, add water from boiled vegetables (to keep the nutrients), add milk until you have a thick soup.
- Boil pasta until al dente with salt to liking.
- After vegetables are ready, put them into a casserole dish, put unboiled tomatoes and feta cut into pieces over. Add pasta and finish with the “Schwitze” on top. Add grated cheese on top.
- Put into oven at 200 degrees (centigrade) for 30-45 minutes (check).
Voila! You should have made a reasonably healthy pasta casserole. Please comment if it works out well.