Fettuccine timbale

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Fine dry breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1½ tablespoon All-purpose flour
1½ cup 1% low-fat milk; heated
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper; to taste
3 larges Eggs; lightly beaten
1½ cup Mozzarella cheese; part skim milk, grated
15 ounces Cont. nonfat ricotta cheese
2 ounces Prosciutto; cut in 1/4" dice
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; fresh grated
1 pounds Fettuccine

Preheat oven to 375øF. Lightly oil a 9-inch springform pan or coat it with nonstick spray. Coat pan with ¼ cup breadcrumbs, tapping out the excess.

Put a pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.

In a large heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add hot milk and bring to a simmer, whisking, until smooth and slighly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl; let cook for 5 minutes. Add eggs, mozzarella, ricotta, prosciutto and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Mix well.

Meanwhile, cook fettuccine in boiling salted water until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse well. Add to cheese mixture and mix well.

Spoon pasta mixture into prepared pan. In a small bowl, mix remaining ¼ cup breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Sprinkle evely over timbale.

Bake timbale for 40 to 55 minutes, or until bubbly. Set stand for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the inside edge of the pan. Remove ring and blace timbale on a platter. Cut into wedges and serve.

NOTES : The pasta mixture will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up = to 2 days. The timbale can be prepared with either yellow (plain) or green (spinach)= fettuccine.

Recipe by: Eating Well (November 1997) Posted to recipelu-digest by Nesb2<Nesb2@...> on Mar 3, 1998

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