In our church we have the tradition to prepare meals for families with new-born babies and this is usually what I cook for such a joyful occasion. I double the portion and have one for my family and one to give away. Very easy!
If you do not like zucchini squash replace it by any other green vegetables such as broccoli or beans. I often also add some ham cubes to this vegetarian meal to make the men in my family happy.
- 300g Penne Rigate
- 2 big carrots, cut into cubes
- 2 zucchini squash, cut into 0.5″ slices
- 2 cups grated cheese
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 2 eggs
- salt, pepper, nutmeg
- parsley, minced.
Cook vegetables in boiling water with a bit of salt added, starting with carrots and adding zucchini squash later, until al dente, take out, pour some cold water over top and let drain. Add hot water and 1 tsp. of oil to the pot to cook the pasta al dente, let drain. Mix pasta, vegetables and 1 cup of the cheese. Pour into a greased casserole dish. Mix whipped cream with eggs, salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg, pour over top. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400°F for 30 min. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.