Back in my college days, I lived entirely off of pasta and cheese (well almost entirely), but of course I wouldn’t have the same thing all the time… one week it’d be manicotti, and then stuffed shells, a nice lasagna thrown in here and there, and when I needed a quick dinner, spaghetti with parmesan cheese. I know, I know… you’re thinking about how creative and delicious that sounds.
Well, Adam doesn’t like cheese – crazy I know! – so I was forced to use a lot less cheese in my cooking whenever we would eat together. Since we’ve been married, I’ve used cheese quite sparingly.
My body is very grateful that cheese no longer consumes 50% of my diet, but I still crave a good cheesy pasta every now and then. I desperately wanted to find a way that both Adam and I could enjoy some cheesy pasta dish. After a little creative thinking I came up with this solution, which is a lot healthier than most zitis, and, more importantly, satisfies my desire for cheese and Adam’s disgust of it! Continue reading