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My BF liked this recipe a lot, which was a little more than I did. All the ingredients I love (cheese, vegetables and pasta), I just think it needed more spices; maybe because the provolone cheese was a bit too mild for my taste. FYI I used the two large shallots, two cloves of garlic, the wine and broth combination, did not add extra cheese, used a low-fat mozzarella and added less oil. IMHO, this recipe has a lot of potential and does not need that much more to be outstanding - either a stronger cheese combination or a liberal addition of salt and pepper or otherwise more spice. Thanks very much Mepster, I will try this again with modification.
Cheese, cheese and more cheese combined with other ingredients I like, I knew I could not go wrong with this dish! Like yourself...I was also generous with the cheese, and with the basil. Had garlic bread to go with it. Thanks Meppie for an excellent dinner!
The cheeeeeesiest! It really satisfies the cheese craving and it's not your everyday pasta. I had orechiette on hand from another recipe, I used three large plum tomatoes and about two green onions. The only major change was that instead of asparagus, not really in season anymore, I used snow pea pods from the garden (we have TONS of those things). I just added them to the pasta-cheese mixture just before putting it in the oven and they were perfectly crisp-tender. I liked the wine-broth mixture... it almost made kind of a cheesy brothy thing. Be sure to have lots of bread on hand with this delicious dish to scoop up the cheesies off your plate! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!!!
This *IS* wonderful, MEP! The perfect summer pasta dish bursting with fresh flavors. I could not find orichette, so I used tiny shells, and I used regular tomatoes from the garden. The mix of cheeses is a nice touch that gives added depth. Thanks for sharing.