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Old 12-08-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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Whole Wheat Rotini

I've received several bags of whole wheat rotini. Can anyone suggest TNT recipes using this? I don't make many pasta dishes except Mac & Cheese, Lasagna and Spaghetti. TIA
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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I've received several bags of whole wheat rotini. Can anyone suggest TNT recipes using this? I don't make many pasta dishes except Mac & Cheese, Lasagna and Spaghetti. TIA

You could use the rotini in place of elbows in mac and cheese and in place of spaghetti with tomato or other pasta sauces.
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Just use it like you would any other pasta, Sally. I like it!
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:38 PM   #4
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Try making a Baked Spinach Ricotta ChickPea Casserole using 4 cups of your uncooked whole wheat Rotini, a container of ricotta cheese, pkg of frozen thawed spinach, cup of 2%milk, 2 cups of chick peas, 2 1/2 cups water, 1 1/2 tsp Herb deProvence (or italian seasoning), and a tsp dijon. Bake for 30 minutes at 425 (stir twice), then top with a cup of asiago cheese and cup of breadcrumbs and bake for another 5 minutes.
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Try making a Baked Spinach Ricotta ChickPea Casserole using 4 cups of your uncooked whole wheat Rotini, a container of ricotta cheese, pkg of frozen thawed spinach, cup of 2%milk, 2 cups of chick peas, 2 1/2 cups water, 1 1/2 tsp Herb deProvence (or italian seasoning), and a tsp dijon. Bake for 30 minutes at 425 (stir twice), then top with a cup of asiago cheese and cup of breadcrumbs and bake for another 5 minutes.
Sounds good, Mollyanne, but I hate chick peas. Too mealy. The rest of the recipe sounds like it would be fine without it. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks.
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You could use the rotini in place of elbows in mac and cheese and in place of spaghetti with tomato or other pasta sauces.
I am planning a mac & cheese casserole with broccoli and ham, but am afraid of ruining a TNT. On the other hand this could be my new favorite.

Hmmmmm....
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Sounds good, Mollyanne, but I hate chick peas. Too mealy. The rest of the recipe sounds like it would be fine without it. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks.
You can substitute ham for the chick peas. Ham was the original ingredient actually. I just substituted the chick peas for it to make it vegetarian and a little more healthy.
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You can substitute ham for the chick peas. Ham was the original ingredient actually. I just substituted the chick peas for it to make it vegetarian and a little more healthy.
Perfect!
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That's what we use when we make carbonara, because the sauce sticks so well.

It would be particularly good with any smooth pasta sauce as opposed to a chunky one.
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