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A beginners guide to whole wheat pasta recipes

People who are concerned about their health and diet are attracted to whole wheat pasta because it is on the good carbs list: It fills you up for longer and is a good source of fibre. However, people don't always know what to do with it. This article will show you how to use whole wheat pasta.

Understanding whole wheat pasta

Wheat pasta is made from wholemeal flour. This makes the pasta taste a little different and some find it a bit heavier on the digestion. Most people don't, however, notice the difference between whole wheat and standard spaghetti. Therefore, if you want to start the move towards healthier pasta, this could be the way to begin.

Ideal beginner recipes

Pasta cooking is not as difficult as many people think it to be. Simply use a large pan of salted boiling water and cook the pasta for ten to twelve minutes until it is all dente, which means with a firm bite. To make a spaghetti carbonara for two Ingredients: 200g spaghett 200g pancetta or chopped streaky bacon 2 eggs 3 tablespoons of grated parmesan Cook the spaghetti as shown above. Meanwhile, fry the bacon or pancetta in a dry pan until the fat runs free. Whisk up the eggs and parmesan together. When the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and add the bacon and the egg mixture and stir in the pan for one minute. Serve. Alternatively, for a very light lunch, simply drain some cooked spaghetti, stir in a tablespoon of butter, dish onto plates and sprinkle with grated parmesan.

More recipes

Whole wheat cannelloni with ricotta and spinach Take 225 g ricotta cheese 250g fresh or frozen spinach 2 egg yolks 1 finely chopped clove of garlic 1 chopped onion 2 oz cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon dried basil or parsley 100g or either chopped mushrooms or walnuts Mix together and use to fill the cannelloni cases. Place into a greased baking dish. Pour over 600g passata and sprinkle with some more grated cheese and another teaspoon of herbs. Cover with foil or a lid and bake in a preheated oven at 200 C or gas mark 6 for twenty minutes. Serve with a green salad. Whole wheat cheesy beans bake Cook 200g pasta shapes, heat up one tin of baked beans. Drain the pasta, cover with the beans and grate some cheese on top.

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