EVERY DAY: AN EASY – FAST – AND CHEAP – RECIPE THAT SUITS EVERYONE
This baked pasta with white meat sauce is an easy and tasty recipe, ideal for a rich Sunday lunch or dinner. This first course is prepared with a few simple ingredients; you just need minced meat, peas, béchamel sauce and your favorite pasta and you will bring to the table a baked pasta that will please everyone, adults and children!
This is a more delicate and quick variant of the classic baked pasta with “red” meat sauce, but no less delicious thanks also to its provolone and parmesan filling!
Using the same procedure explained in the recipe, you can replace the peas with other vegetables that you find in the fridge, such as zucchini, spinach or radicchio … plenty of room for your imagination! Try this white baked pasta, I’m sure that after tasting it you will love it!
BAKED PASTA WITH WHITE MEAT SAUCE
Ingredients for 4 people: 500 g minced meat – 150 g peas – 150 g thinly minced celery, carrot, onion – 1 glass white wine (or apple vinegar) – Salt and pepper to taste – Olive oil to taste – Bay leaf – 450 g short pasta – 500 ml bechamel sauce- 200 g sweet provolone cheese – 80 g grated parmesan cheese
Fry the chopped onion, celery and carrot in tablespoon of olive oil (use a large pan).
Let it brown it for a few minutes, the time needed to make it change color. Add the meat, the peas (frozen are also good) and a bay leaf, then add salt and pepper to your taste. Add a glass of white wine (or apple vinegar), then lower the heat and cook the meat sauce for 15 minutes.
Once the meat sauce is cooked, let it cool for about ten minutes before using it to season the pasta.
Cook the pasta in plenty salted water, then drain and put it in a large bowl. Season the pasta with the meat sauce, 400 ml of bechamel sauce, 50 g of grated parmesan cheese, two tablespoons of the cooking water of the pasta and the sweet provolone cut into cubes, then mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Put the pasta to a baking tray, then spread the remaining béchamel sauce and plenty of grated parmesan cheese over the surface. Cook the pasta in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes, activating the grill function 5 minutes before taking it out of the oven.
Here is the baked pasta with white meat sauce served on the table! I advise you to let it cool for about ten minutes before serving it.
Enjoy your meal!