Sunday, May 15, 2016

Eat the Bowl

This is a really fun way to eat and enjoy pasta.  This Parmesan Pasta Bowl is really easy to make and it's darn tasty!  And you can eat the bowl!  This comes together quickly and it's meatless for those of you who don't eat meat or are cutting back.  Enjoy!

3 C shredded Parmesan cheese
Parchment paper

12 ounces spaghetti
2 T olive oil
2 T butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T dried minced onion
Black pepper, to taste
2 C grated Parmesan Romano blend (the powdery stuff)
1 T chopped Italian parsley

NOTE:  You must use parchment paper for the Parmesan bowls in order for the bowls not to stick.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Turn four small bowls upside down (this is for shaping the Parmesan bowls later). Put a sheet of parchment paper onto a large sheet pan. Spread the 3 C Parmesan cheese into four 8-inch circles onto the parchment paper.  Put the pan in the oven and bake the circles 6-8 minutes or until the cheese is all melted and golden brown.  Remove them from the oven.  With a thin spatula, immediately lift the circles off of the parchment paper and place them on the upside down bowls.  Let them harden.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to package directions.  Save 1 C of the pasta water before draining the pasta.  Melt the butter in the same pot and drizzle in the olive oil.  Cook the garlic and minced onion over medium heat for a minute.  Add the pasta back to the pot along with the pasta water, black pepper, and half of the Parmesan Romano blend.  Stir and melt the cheese.  Remove it from the heat. Serve the pasta in the bowls and garnish with the remaining Parmesan Romano blend and the parsley.

Adapted from Tastemade


  1. This looks amazing. I think I have to try making this. Oh, and eating it too! :-)

    Wishes for tasty dishes,