I love pasta. If I had to pick my favorite pasta dish it would be this one. It has all of my favorite things; creamy sauce, shrimp, tomatoes, onion, garlic…
Or it might be this one, creamy orzo. When I make it, I add smoked sausage. Oh yum! The peas put it over the top.
Maybe I should categorize my list of pasta favorites.
Lasagna: from Paula Deen. Although my version is from Shannon and we've both modified it.
Fresh Rollatini: I had this once at a restaurant (and had no idea what it was before that), came home and googled it. I found this recipe which was pretty close to what I remembered from the restaurant.
Alfredo: This one is so simple and pure. I have other alfredo recipes that are thick and filling and delicious.
Then there's this next one, also a pasta dish that I had no idea what it was until I saw it made on tv. Capellini al Forno. It's like a pasta pie. Don't make it for just two people though. Make it for a group of four or six.
Okay, so what do all of these pasta dishes have in common? If you're lactose intolerant, it's your enemy.
Cheesy Mozzarella, cheesy Parmesan, cheesy Romano, cheesy cheese.
Cheese which turns into a gooey mess the instant you put it into a sink full of hot, soapy water.
That's not actually my theory. It's fact.
But I love cheese, so I'm going to keep making pasta. And I'll keep washing dishes. And I'll keep having gooey messes.