Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dukan Baked Pasta

Baked Whole Wheat Penne

We loved this recipe!

Baked Nasoya Fettucini with Marinara
We made two different kinds of pasta -- whole wheat penne in one pan for the male half of this couple and Nasoya Fettucini Pasta in the other for me.  I took a bite of the whole wheat penne version and I must admit it just tasted better.  The dish baked well together.  With the Nasoya Fettucini Pasta, baking the dish did nothing to was still a bit runny.  I thought the baking would dry up some of the liquid, but it didn't.  If we only had the Nasoya version, I would have been perfectly happy with it.  The sauce is still yummy and after eating a plate full of Nasoya pasta, you don't feel stuffed and bloated.

The male half of this couple is not trying to lose a matter of fact, often times he loses weight without even trying...he's very thin -- so I added more cheese to the top of his pasta.

Note -- we used the Nasoya Fettucini Pasta because we already had it in the fridge, but the macaroni shirataki pasta would probably work better.   Next time we make this, we'll probably chop up the shirataki noodles if we can't get our hands on the macaroni shaped ones.

Serves 4-8, depending on which noodles you go for
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes (not including time needed to make marinara)
Cook Time: Pasta cook time, plus 30 minutes in the oven (not including time needed to make marinara)

Before mixing
1 1/2 c. cubed rotisserie chicken, skin and fat removed (we were at Costco)
1 recipe of our Dukan Mushroom Marinara
1/2 c. low moisture mozzarella, shredded
1/4 c. parmesan cheese or romano cheese, grated
4 bags of Nasoya pasta
(if you want to do a half and half like us, we used 2 bags of Nasoya Pasta and 1/2 a box of whole wheat penne or during Consolidation you can use all whole wheat penne)

Prepare pasta -- for the Nasoya Pasta, we like to boil them in salted water for about 4-5 minutes, then drain and dry your pasta as much as you can.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mix pasta, marinara, parmesan and most of the mozzarella cheese together reserving some mozzarella cheese for the top of your pasta.  Transfer pasta mix into a pan or two pans.  The half and half version fit into 2 - 9" foil pans with some room to spare.  If I were doing this all in one pan, I would probably use a 9x13 pan since that's all we have!

Sprinkle remaining cheese over pasta and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.  You really don't have to use this much cheese, it is stretching the Dukan rules, but we ate it and still lost a pound over the weekend!

Enjoy...we sure did!

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