Conchiglie, commonly known as "shells" or "seashells" is a type of pasta made from durum wheat and Al Forno is an Italian word that means "food that is baked in the oven". The Conchiglie Al Forno is a fairly simple and quick recipe to make that I learnt from one of my recent trips to Italy. I was fascinated with the amount of cream and cheese that went into making this dish. Although we dont get many of the cheeses in India, I have made of of ingredients that are available locally. The best part of the Conchiglie Al Forno is that it makes a perfect lunch box for kids and they love it too.
Note: When I make it for lunch box, I dont bake the Conchiglie pasta, I simply stir fry it in the sauce and once the pasta is well coated I serve it. Infact this can be done for busy weeknight dinners too.