Pasta Cakes with Broccoli

Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Strange but good, cheap, easy and low fat, low calorie recipe. It always surprises people, but they always like it. I wrote this down years ago, from a magazine, I think.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Scald milk but don't boil.
  2. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with Pam, divide broken angel hair pasta between the 12 muffin cups, add a 1/4 cup hot milk to each cup.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in preheated 400° oven.
  4. Take out of oven, let stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove pasta cakes from cups and fry 1 minute each side in pan coated with Pam.
  6. Meanwhile, combine tomato sauce, herbs and spices and thawed broccoli, and heat to make a sauce.
  7. You could also use bottled sauce with no problem.
  8. Serve 3 pasta cakes with the sauce and broccoli.
Most Helpful

This was yummy. The only changes that I made were to use fresh broccoli and whole milk. (I also used bottled sauce.) I really like the pasta cakes and I think they would be very good with many other types of sauces. Next time, I might sprinkle a little bit of parmesan or romano cheese on each one before putting them in the oven. Thanks for posting such a easy and yummy recipe!

Malriah October 11, 2003

I had some conflict here. I cooked them for over 10 minutes but not all the milk was absorbed (is it supposed to be that way?) and, honestly, not all the pasta was covered. I took them out thinking that they would firm out, which they never did. I served them with bottled sauce and broccoli on the side (as I didn't think the kids would eat it with the broccoli mixed into the sauce). All in all a pretty interesting recipe, but needs some tweaking for me. Thanks so much for posting such a healthy recipe, though!! I love finding those!

ladypit September 13, 2004