Creamy Wagon Wheel Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes
This attractive and appetizing dish is a great way to enjoy those cute little wagon wheel noodles (rotelle). Scramble recipe tester Kimberly Wilcox reported that all three of her children, ages 11 to 16, enjoyed it.
- 16 oz. wagon wheel (rotelle) noodles (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
- 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 - 4 Tbsp. herbed or plain goat cheese (about 1/2 of a 5.5 oz. package)
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped, or 1 tsp. dried
- 1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper or to taste
- Cook the noodles according to the package directions until they are al dente, and drain them.
- While the noodles are cooking, heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.
- Add the garlic and tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are slightly softened, 5 - 7 minutes.
- Reduce the heat and stir in the drained pasta, Parmesan cheese, goat cheese, and basil.
- Season it with salt and pepper, and serve it immediately.
Do Ahead or Delegate: Cook the pasta and store tossed with a little oil to prevent sticking, peel the garlic, halve the tomatoes, grate the Parmesan cheese if necessary and refrigerate. Scramble Flavor Booster: Use herbed goat cheese and freshly grated aged Parmesan cheese. Tip: Garlic, scallions and leeks contain allicin, a phytochemical that may help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. So not only are you benefitting your taste buds with these ingredients, but your body as well! Video: Watch Jessica make this on Facebook Live. Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 310, Total Fat: 8g, 12%; Saturated Fat: 3g, 15%; Cholesterol: 10mg, 3%; Sodium: 198mg, 8%; Total Carbohydrate: 47g, 16%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 8%; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 12g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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