Creamy Baked Fettuccine with Asiago and Thyme — Meatless Monday

By: Caitlyn Callegari
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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week, so if you’re aiming to make a satisfying dish in a short amount of time, Giada De Laurentiis’ Creamy Baked Fettuccine with Asiago and Thyme might be just what you’re looking for. It takes only 35 minutes to both prepare and cook, but the short time doesn't detract from its heartiness or taste. The Asiago and thyme components give the dish a kick of unexpected and pungent flavor that’s accentuated by the crispy texture once baked.

To prepare your meal like Giada does, bring salted water to a boil over high heat. Put in the pasta and cook until it’s tender, stirring occasionally. When you drain the pasta, save a cup of the pasta cooking liquid. Next, put the Asiago, creme fraiche, Parmesan, thyme, salt, pepper, pasta and the pasta cooking liquid in a large bowl. Lightly mix until the pasta is coated and ingredients are combined. Put the pasta in a buttered baking dish and distribute the remaining Asiago over the top. Bake until golden.

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

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