Recipes

Beat The Clock Pasta

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this rotini pasta is a fast dinner for the whole family. Ricotta cheese whisked with eggs and seasonings makes a light and creamy sauce. Add cheese, dried herbs, and frozen or fresh vegetables for a delicious, quick and easy meal.

Serves:
4
Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
15 min

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts
  • 3 cups (750 mL) dry rotini pasta
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 container (300 g) light ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable seasoning (see below)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) pepper
  • 2 cups (500 mL) assorted cooked vegetables (e.g. broccoli florets, diced carrots, peas, sliced green beans)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded light Cheddar cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in medium saucepan according to package directions or until just tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. While pasta is cooking, whisk eggs, ricotta cheese, vegetable seasoning, dry mustard, onion powder and pepper until combined.
  3. Drain pasta, then return it to saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Add egg mixture and vegetables. Stir frequently until mixture thickens slightly and vegetables are heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Add cheese and stir until melted. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.

Notes

Instead of vegetable seasoning, use a heaping 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each of dried basil, thyme and oregano.

If using frozen vegetables, add to the pasta in the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain with pasta.