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Aug 1, 2012

Vegetable & Pasta Bake / Baked Vegetable & Pasta


Its been quite a few months since I tried any pasta dish. I even forgot about pasta..

I don't know why it happened, but it happened..I know it happens often to me like this..

Enough explanations…

Now I am remembered and got some wonderful shaped pastas…So I am ready to cook with it again..

I thought to make some baked pasta dish yesterday and made a baked pasta dish yesterday itself..I added some vegetables to it and turned it like a baked vegetable pasta dish..It came out so good, I can't wait to share it with you..Hence I am posting it immediately..



There are two kinds of sauces going in it. One is a vegetable sauce and another one is a cheesy white sauce, which makes the pasta hold together and crisp up beautifully in the oven.


 I topped it with some extra mozarella cheese on top to make it even more cheesy cheesy..

You know I like everything more cheesy..

Enough talking ( I talk a lot) off you go to the recipe..

Ingredients:

Pasta - 3 cups ( any shape, I used disc)
Water - 8 cups
Salt - 2 tblspn

For Vegetable Mixture:
Olive Oil- 2 tblspn
Garlic - 4 cloves minced
Zucchini - 1 large diced
Bell pepper - 1 diced
Carrot - 1 diced(optional)
Mushrooms - 1 cup diced(optional)
Oregano - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes - 2 tsp
Tomato ketchup - 3 tblspn
Salt to taste

For White Sauce:
Butter - 1/4 cup
All purpose Flour / Maida - 1/4 cup
Milk - 500 ml
Mozarella Cheese - 1 cup grated
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

For Topping:
Oregano - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes - 1 tsp
Mozarella Cheese - 1/2 cup grated

Method:

Step 1: Cooking Pasta

Take water in a large pot and add salt to it. Bring this to a boil.

Add pasta and cook as per package instructions. Drain and transfer it to a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Cooking Vegetable Sauce

Now make the vegetable sauce. Heat olive oil in a pan.

Add in minced garlic and saute this for a min.

Add in all the vegetables and toss well for 3 mins.

Add in salt, oregano, red chilli flakes and tomato ketchup. Mix well. Vegetable sauce is done.

Step 3: Cooking White Sauce

Now make the white sauce. Heat butter in a pan.

Add flour to it and saute for a min.

Slowly add in milk and mix well.

Cook everything for 3 mins.

Add in grated cheese and mix well.

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4: Assembling and Baking

Preheat the oven to 200 degree C / 400 degree F.

Pour the vegetable mixture and white sauce over the cooked pasta and toss well.

Transfer this to a butter baking dish and sprinkle oregano and chilli flakes over it.

Bake this in a preheated oven for 25 mins.

Remove this from oven and sprinkle cheese over it and bake again for 5 mins.

Remove it carefully and allow it to cool a bit.

Serve with some garlic bread.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingrediants..Add Red Chilli flakes too..
I am using a disc shaped pasta for this
Boil lots of water with some salt
add pasta in
drain it and set aside
Now make the vegetable sauce..Heat olive oil in a pan
add in miced garlic
add the vegetables
sprinkle some salt
sprinkle in red chilli flakes and oregano..
pour some ketchup
done..Set this too aside
Now make the white sauce..Heat butter and add in flour
mix well and cook it
pour in milk
and mix well
add in grated cheese
season with salt and pepper
Sauce done
Now lets mix...Take pasta in a bowl
add vegetable mixture
and white sauce
mix well...I know that looks like a mess, but it taste so good
Transfer this to a greased bowl
sprinkle with oregano and red chilli flakes
bake it in oven
till the top is golden and crisp
sprinkle some grated cheese
and bake it for few minutes till all melts
serve with garlic bread

17 comments:

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

Real yummy one for our tummy...
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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said... Best Blogger Tips

I never forget about pasta, it is the one meal that Nigel cooks well and I get a night off :) I will send this recipe across to his computer. Thanks Diane

Manju Modiyani said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my!!!! This looks delicious and cheesy...Baked pasta is always nice and has a crunchy golden top layer.I wish I cud grab the entire dish from here... :D

Cheese sauce looks so perfect..can also use it as a dip with chips...

LoLy said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW, Looks Yummy, I looooooooooooove white sauce :D

XoXo
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Devi said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm literally drooling over here!... real yummiiee recipe :)

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely dish aarthi. err which oven are you using.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and yummy looking pasta.
Deepa

Rosy BM said... Best Blogger Tips

¡Un plato fantástico!
Besos.
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Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@meena

I am using my new morphy richards 40 liter OTG, which my hubby got it for me

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum
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Manju Modiyani said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh...u got a new OTG...i m confused whether to buy a Microwave oven and an OTG. I just need it for baking cakes and cookies, biryanis...and grilling veggies and meat...is an OTG sufficient? coz its pocket friendly too...how is Morphy richard's quality according to you?

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Best Blogger Tips

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Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Manju ModiyaniI think OTG is best for ur use. Morphy richards is good according to me..

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

Baked Pasta completely new for me...

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Kavi Foodomania said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Aarthi! checking your blog after a long time! Love all the innovative and simple recipes you're sharing! YUMMY!! :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I did this today breakfast... my hubby said itz yummy... thank u... means a lot

morri said... Best Blogger Tips

This was AWESOME. I really don't like the "traditional" version of mac & cheese, because it's too bland, so I loved your addition of veggies and chilli. I used cheddar cheese, I also added some onions to the vegetable sauce. Everybody was so happy with the dinner, they fought for the leftovers! Also, it's such a great dish for the kids: they get cheese and pasta, which are their two favourite foods in the world, and they don't even notice how much veggies you put inside. Mwahahaha!