Vermicelli is popular not only in Italy - it has long taken its rightful place among the most frequently purchased products in Russia. Pasta does not always act as a side dish: they will easily form the basis of casseroles, if you come up with a decent filling - meat, fish, vegetables. And the simplest combination for a noodle casserole, of course, from tomatoes and cheese.
Vermicelli casserole with minced meat in the oven: a recipe with photos
The most hearty pasta casserole in the oven - with minced meat. For those who are concerned about the shape, it is better to take chicken meat, but the traditional recipe of the dish involves the use of pork. If necessary, it can be combined with beef. The oven temperature is set at 175-190 degrees, if the stuffing is pre-fried, or at the level of 160 degrees, and the time increases if raw stuffing is put into the form.
- Minced chicken or pork - 700 g
- Red onion - 2 pcs.
- Zucchini - 1 pc.
- Short noodles - 2 tbsp.
- Salt - Pinch
- A mixture of ground peppers - 1 tbsp.
- Tomato paste - 100 g
- Cheese - 230 g
- Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp.
- Bay leaf - 2 pcs.
- Vermicelli is boiled in salted water in accordance with the directions on the package. For fine and small, 4-5 minutes are most often enough. under the lid and at a power higher than average, after which it is dumped into a colander or simply skimmed into a separate bowl. To prevent the noodles from sticking together, 1 tsp can be added to the water during cooking. vegetable oil, which after disappear if rinsed boiled vermicelli under running water.
- Vegetable oil is heated in a pan, onions and zucchini are coarsely chopped and poured into the pan. Roast them for 4-5 minutes. over medium heat without covering with a lid. After a specified period of time, the vegetables are thrown into another container, and the pan is filled with minced meat, which must be salted and seasoned with pepper. The fire is reduced to the minimum, the lid is placed on the pan. After 45 minutes Rare mixing on the minced laurel leaves, and the meat is cooked for another 10-15 minutes. Bay leaf is then thrown out.
- Layers of vermicelli, tomato paste, minced meat, onion and zucchini are put in layers in a glass form, then cut off with all the remains of vermicelli. Top grated cheese crumbles, the dish is placed in the oven in the middle row. It is recommended to tighten the container with foil for 30-35 minutes to steam the meat completely. After this, it is enough to wait until a distinct golden brown crust appears on the casserole.
For greater softness in the noodles and pasta casserole, you can pour the egg-milk mixture or add fat cream, mixed with cheese. Or just pour it over the dish, before putting it in the oven, the remnants of butter, in which the minced meat was fried. Serve this casserole should be with a salad of fresh vegetables or a bunch of greens.
To fully immerse yourself in childhood, serve the pasta from the noodles with a glass of warm milk, cut into portions. And you can add the dish with the sauce of the remaining chicken broth, combined with tomato paste: the mixture is boiled and evaporated for 8-10 minutes. in a frying pan, before pouring her noodle casserole.
Cottage Cheese Casserole with Egg
The noodle casserole in the oven can even be sweet if you want. For example, with the addition of cottage cheese and sour apples, as well as liquid honey and cinnamon. Unusual? But it is very interesting, especially for small sweet teeth.
- Vermicelli - 140 g
- Chicken eggs - 4 pcs.
- Fatty soft cottage cheese - 220 g
- Green apples - 2 pcs.
- Pinch pinch
- Liquid honey - 3 tbsp.
- Cream fat - 100 ml.
- The noodles are boiled until softened in salted water, thrown into a colander and cooled to room temperature. Rinse it is not necessary to maintain stickiness.
- Cottage cheese is ground in a mortar with chicken eggs (2 pcs.) And cream to make a kind of cream. Then warm liquid honey (1 tbsp) and cinnamon are also added. All ingredients should be mixed again to give consistency of uniformity.
- Apples are cut into slices, the remaining 2 eggs are whipped with salt.
- The bottom of the baking dish is lined with ½ of the total volume of boiled vermicelli, the curd mass is distributed on top, the noodles are again laid out and poured with a beaten egg. Decorate the casserole should be apples, creating a "scale" of semicircles, which pours the remaining (2 tbsp) honey.
In the oven, a vermicelli casserole with egg and curd will reach readiness at a temperature of 185 degrees without convection for 45-50 minutes. If necessary, you can add another 5-10 minutes. to create a darker crust, moving the cup from the middle level to the top. The temperature does not rise.
Since vermicelli is a product made from flour and water, it can be combined with almost any vegetables, meat or fish. Try every product you like and don’t dwell on the recipes suggested above, because noodles are ordinary unleavened dough, and the final taste and type of dish depends on its filling.