Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Really Easy Cheesy Noodles

Are there times when you have a little extra pasta left after dinner?  Intentionally, I prep a bit extra and into the fridge it goes to be used in a side dish later in the week.  Easy Cheesy Noodles is a fave in my home.  It's an oldie but goodie that I posted here almost 2 years ago.     

No, it doesn't take long to make, but it sure is a lot quicker if the pasta is already cooked.  The precooked/refrigerated noodles need only be combined with a little Butter/Margarine, Pepper and 3/4 Cup Cottage Cheese in a microwave safe container with a cover.  Before heating in the microwave, place the cover loosely on top with a little venting.  Then, microwave for about 90 seconds.  Carefully, stir after heating.  Heat 30 seconds longer, if necessary. 

The Cottage Cheese will "melt" if overheated.  Yes, this can also be heated in a pot on the stove top. 

There is usually a carton of  "Chive & Toasted Onion" Cottage Cheese in my fridge - for snacking.  Combined with the extra pasta at dinner - it's delicious and quick! 

Easy Cheesy Noodles became even easier!  :) 


ann@Apples and Twinkies said...

This looks like a great way to use some pasta. I love the idea. I'm having a giveaway on my blog- check it out.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

We had some leftover pasta, just threw some butter on! Wish I saw this post! I make something similar using wide egg noodles!

Rita said...

What a perfect meal; I often had leftover pasta in the fridge; great way to use it up.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I could eat this all by myself! Love cheese and pasta! Thanks for commenting on my post tonight! I had forgotten about the Tupperware pastry sheet...but I had one, too! ♥
Way back when! ♥ I was wondering if anyone would know about the cloth one and a few did so that was surprising! Hugs! ♥

JG said...

ann & Rita- It is one of our favorites.

Carol- Egg or "No Yolk" Noodles work well with this.

Lavender Dreamer- Cheeses and any type of pasta are favorites here, too.

Chaya said...

I don't like cottage cheese in a salad but I do like it heated in a mixture. I have to try this one. It looks delicious.