About this recipe: A topping lightened with whisked egg whites and finished with a sprinkling of Parmesan can make a simple pasta and vegetable bake very special. You can use a wide variety of vegetables with the pasta in this easy version of a soufflé. Serve with a vitamin-packed salad of chicory and watercress.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Use 340 g (12 oz) small broccoli florets instead of the mushrooms and sweetcorn. Cook the broccoli florets in boiling water for about 3 minutes or until just tender. Drain, reserving 150 ml (5 fl oz) of the cooking liquid to use instead of the mushroom soaking liquid. * Use wholemeal pasta shapes instead of plain.
Sweetcorn provides useful amounts of fibre and vitamin A. * Eggs are an inexpensive source of protein, and they contain useful amounts of vitamins A, E, B2, B12 and niacin.
B12, calcium * A, B1, B2, niacin, iron, selenium
- 16 Oct 2012