parmesan cheese

Ham and pesto pasta

Serves 6

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Ingredients

1 packet (500g) pasta

2 tbsp olive oil

200 g ham pieces (from shoulder ham or similar)

110 g bag of slivered almonds and pine nuts

Pesto

Parmesan cheese

Sprig of fresh basil

Method

Put hot water in a large pot, add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil

Add pasta to pot and cook for time stated on packet

Add olive oil to a medium non-stick pan, coat surface, heat pan to low heat

Add ham pieces to pan, cook gently

Add olive oil to a small non-stick pan, coat surface, heat pan to low heat

Add slivered almonds and pine nuts to pan, cook gently

Drain pasta in a colander

Put 2 tbsp pesto is a large bowl, swirl to spread

Add 1/2 the drained pasta to bowl, stir to mix with pesto

Add the rest of the drained pasta to bowl, put 1-2 tbsp pesto on top, stir to mix

Add ham and slivered almonds and pine nuts, stir gently to mix

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, add a sprig of fresh basil

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Spaghetti bolognaise

Serves 4

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Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil

500 g extra lean beef mince

1 carrot

1 zucchini

1 bottle (500 mL)  pasta sauce

1/2 packet (250g) spaghetti

Parmesan cheese

 

Method

Add olive oil to a non-stick pan, coat surface, heat pan to medium heat

Add mince to pan, cook, breaking up lumps

Peel and grate carrot, grate zucchini

Put hot water in a large pot, add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil

When mince is cooked, spread carrot and zucchini evenly over top of mince then stir to mix

Add pasta sauce to pan, stir to mix

Allow mince to simmer while spaghetti is cooking

Add spaghetti to pot and cook for time stated on packet

Drain spaghetti in a colander

Spoon spaghetti into bowls, top with mince

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top

 

Pasta carbonara

Serves 3

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Ingredients

2 tbsps olive oil

250 g pasta eg spiral, elbow, penne or fettucine

150 g diced bacon style pieces or shortcut bacon, chopped into small peices

1/3 (85 mL) cup Zymil lactose free cream

Pinch of paprika

2 tbsp (60 g) grated parmesan cheese

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp (30g) butter

 

Method

Put hot water in a large pot, add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil

Add olive oil to a flat non-stick pan, coat surface, heat pan to medium heat

Add pasta to the pot, cook for the recommended time

Add bacon to the pan, cook until well done

Put butter in a small container and float in a larger container of boiling water to soften

Put egg, egg yolk and half the parmesan cheese (30g) in a bowl, whisk until combined

Put cream and paprika in a bowl, stir until combined

When pasta is cooked, drain in a colander

Add cream and paprika to bacon, stir until combined

Put butter in pasta pot, return pasta to pasta pot, stir to coat over low heat

Add bacon-cream mixture to pot, stir until combined

Add egg-parmesan mixture to pot, stir until combined

Serve in bowls. Sprinkle with remainder of parmesan cheese

Zucchini, bacon and parmesan bake

Serves 3

Zucchini, bacon and parmesan bake

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil

300 g diced bacon style pieces

3 medium zucchini

1 cup (250 mL, ½ bottle) Dolmio pasta sauce

1 cup multigrain breadcumbs or 12 crackers, crushed

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C

Add olive oil to a non-stick pan, coat surface, heat pan to medium heat

Cook the bacon until it is just cooked

Grease a baking dish with olive oil

Slice the zucchinis thinly and add to the baking dish

Add the bacon and pasta sauce to the baking dish. Stir gently to mix

Sprinkle breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs evenly over the top

Sprinkle parmesan cheese evenly over the breadcrumbs

Cover baking dish with aluminium foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the aluminium foil for the last 10 minutes to allow the crumbs and cheese to brown

Chicken Caesar salad

Serves 30 IMG_1144 Chicken Caesar

Ingredients

2 baby cos lettuces

1 barbeque chicken, 300 g cooked chicken breast or 300 g deli chicken breast

300 g diced bacon style pieces

Shaved parmesan cheese

1 packet of croutons

Zoosh Caesar dressing

 

Method

Add olive oil to a non-stick pan, coat surface, heat pan to medium heat

Cook bacon pieces

Fill a large bowl with cold water

Cut ends off cos lettuces, pull leaves off and wash in cold water, removing all soil

Transfer washed leaves to a colander to drain

Cut chicken breast into 1-2 cm cubes

Put a piece of paper towel on a plate; put cooked bacon on it to remove excess oil

Put a piece of paper towel on a plate, put lettuce on it to remove excess water

Tear lettuce leaves into smaller pieces; make a layer on each plate

Scatter chicken, then bacon, then croutons, then parmesan cheese over lettuce

Top with lines of Caesar dressing

Chicken parmesan

Serves 4

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Ingredients

2 tbsps olive oil

600 g chicken breast fillets

1 cup breadcrumbs

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tbsp butter

½ cup (125 mL) Dolmio pasta sauce.

 

Method

Preheat oven to 230oC

Place baking paper on two oven trays

Put flour on a dinner plate

Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and whisk

Put breadcrumbs and grated parmesan on a dinner plate, mix

Slice each fillet in 3 lengthwise (so about 1 cm thick)

Coat each piece in flour

Coat each flour coated piece with beaten egg

Coat each flour and beaten egg coated piece with breadcrumbs and grated parmesan

Put pieces on trays

Top each piece with pasta sauce (not too thick)

Add shaved parmesan cheese

Bake until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Cook spaghetti and vegetables according to directions

 

Serving suggestions

Serve on spaghetti, with carrot and peas

Ham and pea pasta

Serves 4

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Ingredients

200 g pasta

150 g ham (eg piece of shoulder ham)

1 cup frozen peas

150 mL cream

2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

Method

Put hot water in a large pot, add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil

Add pasta to the pot, cook for the recommended time

Thaw peas by adding boiling water to the cup, strain, then add peas to pasta water for the last 5 mins of cooking time

Measure out cream and parmesan cheese

When pasta and peas are cooked, drain in a colander

Put the empty pot back on low heat and add the cream, parmesan cheese and ham, warm through

Add the pasta and peas to pot, mix well