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Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

September 24th, 2016 in Salads, Sides by Julia Volhina
Pesto Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

I’ve tried this salad on a cookout organized by our friends and fell in love with it (and of course had to make sure I have a recipe for it to share).

I don’t even know why this dish made of cooled cooked pasta, black olives, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella tossed with pesto and grated parmesan is called a salad, but let’s go with it.

Of course freshly made basil pesto sauce is the best choice for dressing here (and it doesn’t really take much time to make if you wish to try). But one from a store works as well.

I know pasta salads are not a first choice for people who are trying to cut down the amount of carbs they consume but it surely is delicious. Well, one can opt for a whole grain pasta to make it seem a bit better.

Next time you need to bring something to a cookout or a get-together, why not to try this recipe?

Italian Sausage Pasta

April 9th, 2016 in Chicken, Main Dishes, Pasta by Julia Volhina
Italian Sausage Pasta

This pasta dish recipe is greatly inspired by Zuppa Toscana you can find in “Olive Garden” here in US.

It has distinct Italian taste (thanks to spices in sausage), creamy parmigiano reggiano sauce and any pasta you want, all though I suggest using whole wheat linguini pasta for healthier option.

Using of hot Italian sausage rather than mild one will make the dish hotter obviously, mixing both is an option too.

Serve Italian Sausage Pasta for dinner or lunch, serve it hot, it tastes better fresh, not reheated. Stated amount of ingredients yields exactly 2 portions, adjust amounts if you need more or less.

Creamy Fusilli Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese

April 26th, 2014 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Pasta by Julia Volhina
Creamy Fusilli Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese

Easy recipe to do fusilli pasta cooked with cream, broccoli and cheese.

I used italian blend cheese mix, but I think other cheese or cheeses will work as well.

As well as other kind of pasta, fusilli seemed like one of the choices, others will work good too.

Just cook pasta to your liking (or/and according to the package instructions until al dente).

Ricotta Cheese Stuffed Pasta

November 30th, 2013 in Main Dishes, No-meat, Pasta by Julia Volhina
Ricotta Cheese Stuffed Pasta

This is my first take on stuffed jumbo pasta shells, but I will must say it will not not be last: there are so many stuffings these may work nicely with.

In this recipe pasta is stuffed with five cheeses (ricotta, provolone, mozzarella and romano), fresh parsley and egg mix.

For sauce I tried something new too: that is canned crushed tomatoes, usually I avoid using canned vegetables, but these worked well for sauce and saved me quite some time too.

Pasta with Chicken and Mushroom Sauce

September 29th, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Pasta with Chicken and Mushroom Sauce

Creamy chicken and mushroom sauce with feta cheese and parsley will work for any kind of pasta.

Don’t forget that different kinds of pasta require different time for cooking: check instructions on pasta package and adjust steps accordingly so both sauce and pasta are ready approximately in the same time.

By the way, white champignons can substitute for brown cremini mushrooms in this recipe.

Chicken Lasagna with Spinach and Fresh Cheese

February 4th, 2012 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Chicken Lasagna with Spinach and Fresh Cheese

Don’t get scared by amount of ingredients: it isn’t that complicated to cook chicken lasagna with spinach and fresh cheese at home, especially if you have noodles which doesn’t require boiling.

Of course it will take some time too cook stuffing as well white sauce, but at the end you will get whole baking pan of tasty creamy lasagna.

I used fresh spinach, but frozen will work good too, just thaw it before cooking and drain liquid before mixing with cooked chicken. Tvorog (fresh cow cheese) can be replaced with ricotta of the same weight as well.

Serve lasagna 10-15 mins after you take it from the oven; leftovers can be stored in fridge and re-heated in microwave.

How to Make Homemade Egg Noodles

February 5th, 2011 in Tips, Advices & How-to by Julia Volhina
How to Make Homemade Egg Noodles

Homemade egg yolk noodles are not so hard to do as it may seem. Lapsha (in russian cuisine) or klusky (in ukrainian cuisine) are as easy to do as simple egg and flour dough.

It is also a good way to use leftover yolks if you needed egg whites for some other dish.

Boiled homemade egg noodles can be served as a side dish or added to meat or chicken broth or soup.