Timballo di pasta. Sunday… Lazy Sunday…. Actually my son loves Sundays as we get to enjoy “ Pajamas Day”. Well he does…  With a bit if time on my  hands this morning, I decided to prepare dinner early on and join him in the “dolce far niente” for the rest of the day.

Timballo di Pasta is one of  those dishes that can be prepared as wished. We love peas and ham. We use mozzarella because of the gooey stringy feeling when you bite into. Easy prepared, great with and for left overs.

A nice green salad works well as a side dish.

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Timballo di Pasta - Perfect Left Over Solution

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timballo di pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound pasta 1 pound of Ziti pasta
  • 1 cup mozzarella 1 cup + shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup peas 1/2 cup thawed peas
  • 1/4 cup ham 1/4 cup cut into small pieces ham


  • Preheat the oven at 375 º. Cook the pasta al dente in a large pot of salted water. In the meantime prepare the béchamel sauce. Add the mozzarella, the peas and the ham.
  • When pasta is done, drain and put back in the cooking pot. Add the béchamel sauce and stir well and put into a large Pyrex baking pan and place in the hot oven for 30 minutes or until the top is starting to brown.


Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1.9mg

Giangi's Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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