Coming up with a name for this concoction was a little hard. You don’t want it to be long winded but I really wanted to capture the essence of what I had made. The title is what gets people to open the page and take a peek; you really need to put some thought into some of these recipe names. It is harder than you would think, Trust Me!!
I have been thinking about making spaghetti and doing baked spaghetti. This is what I ended up with. Not sure what it will look like (it is cooking right now) or taste like, still cooking… I started out with every intention of making spaghetti, but in the midst of it decided to add extra egg and make egg noodles more or less free form. I don’t have an egg noodle cutter, so I used a pizza cutter and eyeballed it. This is a recipe you can do with no kitchen aid or attachments. You could knead the dough yourself and roll it out with no problem. It may take a smidgen longer but in the end I would expect it would be worth it. I will include the alternative instructions with the kitchen aid instructions as well. I like to add flavor to the noodles, and this time added basil. Basil will (I hope) give the noodles an herbaceous flavor that would normally not be present.
Whole wheat egg noodles Recipe below
1 1/4 lbs ground turkey breast
1 cup green/red pepper (chopped)
1 cup onion (chopped)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes (no salt added) (I used a bigger can and made sure it was flavored)
1/4 cup water
2 cups Romano/parmesan cheese blend
seasoning (I used a garlic pepper mix)
Garlic minced about 2 tsp
1/4 cup milk or cream
Cook Spaghetti noodles until done and set aside. (for home made about 3-4 minutes) when you set them aside add some oil to prevent them from sticking together.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a casserole dish or as in my case some pie plates
Cook the turkey breast, green peppers and onions in a skillet on medium heat until turkey is no longer pink. I cook the veggies first in the garlic and once soft I add the turkey and cook with the spices of your liking.
Add the can of diced tomatoes to skillet. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Mix the water and cornstarch together making a slurry and add to the pan to thicken the juices.
In a small bowl whisk the eggs the cream/milk and your seasoning (again I used a garlic pepper seasoning mix)
In the casserole dish place half of the cooked noodles, then topped with half the meat mixture, then cheese . Repeat. then finally the egg mixture. Top with the grated Parmesan cheese.
Cook on 350 for 35 minutes.
Egg noodles are quit easy to make and really why not have some fun while in the kitchen?
you will need
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tsp olive oil
I like to add herbs to mine (basil, oregano whatever)
Mix al the ingredients together in a kitchen aid mixer or Stir together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and salt in a medium bowl, or on a clean board. Make a hollow in the center, and pour in the olive oil. Break eggs into it one at a time, while mixing quickly with a fork until the dough is wet enough to come together. Knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is stiff and elastic. Cover, and let stand for 30 minutes to relax.
Roll out dough by hand with a rolling pin, or use a pasta machine to achieve the desired thickness of noodles. Cut into desired width and shapes. Allow the pasta to air dry for at least 15 minutes to avoid having it clump together
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Fresh pasta cooks very quickly. It will float to the surface when fully cooked.
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