Inspired by the stay at home Dad blogger, Man vs. Pink‘s post on the pasta bake, or timpano, from the movie Big Night (with Stanley Tucci, I love him) I started looking for similar recipes, in one of those lazy Sunday morning browses through some of my lovely cookbooks. Giorgio Locatelli’s Timbalo di Riso con Pasta looks amazing – pasta bake with rice, pasta, meatballs, hardboiled eggs and tomato sauce – and so does his recipe for Baked pasta with aubergine. So, keeping in mind the busy week ahead, I’m thinking of making a pasta bake today. Some ideas so far:
- Aubergine, peppers and courgette with tomato sauce and Parmesan breadcrumb crust
- Cauliflower, blue cheese and walnut, with a lovely white sauce, and maybe some spinach
- Roasted butternut squash and sage butter and goat’s cheese
- Cabbage, potatoes and lots of cheese sauce, with wholewheat pasta, a nod to Northern Italian traditions
I’ll keep you posted about what I make!