Pasta con Nutella

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Dessert Wars is the brainchild of the talented Reeni of Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice and Christine of The Cupcake Bandits. It is a progressive blogger competition with a monthly winner who will compete to the end of the year (December) to become the ULTIMATE DESSERT WARRIOR. Participants will be challenged with a theme ingredient and/or a specific dessert to bake. Doesn’t that sound like fun? While I am not big on desserts, I cannot pass up this challenge. ;) Take a look at the awesome prize package for January.


Whisk and cupcake necklace from Moon & Star Designs
The Smartshopper Electronic Grocery List Organizer
Beanilla Sampler Pack of Vanilla Beans
Lenox Personalized Musical Cupcake
1,000 ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes
Endless Vanilla and Cinnamon Extract
Unlimited Layers: A Recipe for Turning Your Passion into Profits
Organic Valley $50 Gift Certificate
Organic Prairie $50 Gift Certificate
Theme Kitchen $50 Gift Certificate
BEKA Cookware Crepe Pan


January’s theme for the challenge is Go Nuts Using Nutella! Can you believe I have never tasted Nutella until now? Time to give it a taste test. I really like hazelnuts and I must say that I do like the taste of this dark, nutty spread. Now is the time to use that packet of chocolate tube pasta sitting in the pantry.

This tube pasta is about an inch in diameter and stuffing it appears to be the way to go. Not wanting to run to the store again, I combined the Nutella with some cream cheese I had in the fridge. If you are going to the store, I suggest getting some mascarpone cheese as it would do really well here. The filling was rich and creamy with a slight alcoholic taste coming from the milky white chocolate liqueur. The Nutella provided the sweetness and a nutty flavor.



The only cooking involved here is boiling the pasta. Here is what you need to put this dessert together.



Pasta con Nutella

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Pasta con Nutella

Ingredients

  • 12 large chocolate tube pasta (1-inch diameter and 1½-inch lengths)
  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 4 tbsp white chocolate liqueur
  • Toasted sliced almonds
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

Boil chocolate pasta for about 12 to 14 minutes or per packaging instruction. Remove, rinse under cold water, drain.

In a medium sized bowl, mix Nutella and cream cheese with a fork until well combined. Transfer to a sandwich bag. Cut off a corner of the bag.

Pipe Nutella and cream cheese mixture into pasta tubes.

Place three filled chocolate pasta on a dish. Drizzle with one tablespoon chocolate liqueur. Garnish with toasted almond slices and powdered sugar. Repeat with the remaining pasta.

http://www.rotinrice.com/2011/01/pasta-con-nutella/




Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8)



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43 Responses

  1. Haruna says:

    WOW! This sounds so rich! Sure to bust some New Year diet resolutions out there! :D :D

  2. Whoa. This really is pasta with Nutella. I think you’re my hero.

  3. Anncoo says:

    Pasta with Nutella?? This sounds so good, I don’t mind having this before my diet :)

  4. lequan says:

    Biren, you have used many of my favorites here. I love Nutella, chocolate (pasta), and cream cheese. So smart to combine Nutella with cream cheese as I find Nutella a bit too sweet on it’s own. As for the white chocolate liqueur, never tried, but would absolutely love to as I’m a big Bailey’s fan. Amazing concoction my friend!

  5. rebecca says:

    wow this is amazing :-) so creative all the best for the competition and thanks for the kind word on baking lol

  6. delicious looks very good haven’t had chocolate pasta before

  7. Hyosun Ro says:

    I love Nutella, and your pasta idea is so creative. Hope you win!

  8. Oh wow!! This is like cannoli on steroids LOL I LOVE it!!! Did I ever tell you I’m a Nutella junkie? I practically lived on Nutella sandwiches the first 10 years of my life ;) The presentation is so elegant – like a 5 star restaurant plate. Hope you ace the competition and hang in there till December!!

    So glad you’ve finally had a taste of Nutella – chocolate heaven!

    • Biren says:

      Haha! That’s too funny! It has always been peanut butter when I was a kid. I don’t know where Nutella was all my life until now. I do love it. Did you know it is great on those cream crackers. I hope I won’t try to make up for lost time or it’ll show on my hips and waist…lol!

  9. Reeni says:

    Wow Biren! This is one gorgeous and incredibly delicious looking dessert! It’s a showstopper. I love the chocolate tube pasta – have never seen anything like it before. I’m glad you were inspired to try Nutella. Thank you for entering!

  10. Victoria says:

    I love the idea of dessert pasta, but have never had the chance to try it myself! Great idea for using Nutella, I’m so glad you finally got to try it. Isn’t it amazing?

  11. Hi Biren-This is the most unusual pasta dessert I have ever seen, that it’s not only beautiful, but certainly unique and delicious with the Nutella!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. What a fun idea! For someone who had never tasted Nutella before, you came up with an idea that would definitely do it justice.

  13. Chocolate tube pasta! OMG… I love it.

  14. Jeannie says:

    Sweet pasta? This is looks interesting and also fattening lol! Bet they are a hit with your boys! I know my boys would love these too but not good for my diet!

  15. Sommer @ ASP says:

    Dear me, chocolate pasta! I’ve got to find that ASAP!

  16. Cakewhiz says:

    Chocolate pasta? Really! God has heard my prayers! Lol. I have to get my hands on a bag of those!
    They must have tasted so good filled with nutella.

  17. MaryMoh says:

    Wow…a sweet pasta or pasta dessert! Looks pretty and delicious. Can’t believe what I see :D Biren, that’s so creative. I love it.

  18. Sharon says:

    Wow pasta with nutella? This is a new one! Looks great though! And I love nutella. Anything that is chocolate hazelnut, I LOVE it. I would totally love eating this, I bet it tastes delish!

  19. Mina Joshi says:

    You may have started a trend here!! Great idea. Love the snaps.

  20. Suchitra says:

    Biren, this looks delicious and inviting!

  21. tigerfish says:

    Say again you are not big on desserts?! You just made some interesting ones

  22. This is CRAZY! What an awesome idea…thanks so much for sharing! :D

  23. What a lovely dessert! I have never seen a chocolate pasta before! Wow, now must really keep my eyes open for this! Good luck in the challenge!

  24. sarah says:

    Beautiful clicks..
    Nice recipe..looks yummy yumm!!

  25. Faith says:

    This is so beautiful, creative, and of course delicious! We are Nutella lovers in my house and this would surely be a new favorite!

  26. Joanne says:

    I dont’ know whether to kiss you or hit you. These look amazing. Addictive. Sigh.

  27. I just gave a deep sigh of contentment and I never got to take a bite. It just looks so darn good. What an amazing creation, Biren. Thanks so much for coming up with it and passing it along. Wow.

  28. This may be the most inventive thing to come across! What a unique dessert and some great flavours going on here. A definte must try!

  29. There are no words to describe how AWESOME that is. I want to eat that right this second.

    I have to try this immediately!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

  30. Wow, what a treat – the chocolate pasta with the delicious filling of nutella sounds amazing, and I love the addition of that white chocolate liqueur!

  31. Namitha says:

    Wow..that’s innovative…Looks awesome !

  32. Patty says:

    Hi Biren, Thanks for the comment about your blog design!
    I have never tried chocolate pasta, how intriguing! I like your creativity using the Nutella inside the pasta, it really is attractive. Good luck being the top dessert warrior;-)

  33. Oh my is this ever wonderful…I like the mix with cream cheese, add a bit a a bight I imagine…Gorgeous!

  34. they did not teach us about chocolate pasta in italy! very cool!!!

  35. Genius! See…even dinner can be sweet! I wonder what my husband would think of that lol. Very unique!

    Please make sure that you have the prize list up. Just copy and paste it. It’s the way we say thank you to the people donating prizes.

  36. Very creative! I never thought you could serve pasta for dessert! Where can I find these delicious chocolate pasta?

    • Biren says:

      Hi Jackie, thanks for visiting! I found this pasta at Homegoods around Christmas time but have not seen it since. The pasta is a product of Italy and is made by Borgo de’ Medici. I am sure someone here in the US must carry them.

  37. Hannah says:

    I’ve always been a bit unsure about the whole concept of “dessert pasta”, but when you dress them up like that- Wow! I’m now a believer, they look amazing.

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