Jul 19, 2013

Cheesy Tomato Pasta Recipe


My younger sister loves pasta a lot. Specially the mac and cheese and pasta with tomato sauce. I am not very fond of it and my hubby too. So i kind of stayed away from it for a while. But now i am in my mum's place and she want me to make pasta for her very often. So i think you will see quite a few pasta recipe in this blog often.



This is my go to pasta recipe, because it just needs a handful of ingredients and you can whip up in no time. By the time the pasta gets cooked the sauce will be done. So you toss them together and serve in less than 15 mins. So give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.



Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves - 2 to 3

Ingredients:

Penne Pasta - 250 grams
Tomatoes - 4 large chopped
Dry Red Chill - 2 to 3
Garlic - 5 fat cloves sliced
Oregano - 1 tsp
Milk or Cream - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 to 2 tsp
Cheese - a good 1/2 cup Grated ( I used Mozarella )
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 3 to 4 tblspn chopped finely
Olive Oil - 1 tblspn

Method:

Bring lots of water to a boil. Add in salt and pasta and cook as per package directions. Drain it and set aside.

Grind red chillies and tomatoes to a smooth paste.

Heat oil in a pan. Add in garlic and oregano and let it fry for a min.

Now add in the tomato sauce and mix well. Season with salt and sugar.

Cook this for 8 to 10 mins till the raw smell goes away.

Now add in milk or cream and mix well.

Add in the pasta immediately and toss well with the sauce.

Now add in cheese and coriander and mix well.

Serve hot.

Pictorial:
Bring lots of water to a boil


Add salt in it


Add in pasta


Cook them


Drain and set aside


Now make the sauce, take chillies in a blender


Add in tomatoes


Puree them


Heat olive oil in a pan


Add in some garlic cloves


Sprinkle in some oregano


Let them sizzle


Pour in the sauce


Season with salt


and sugar


Cook them till the raw taste gets away


Now pour in some milk


Mix them well


Add the pasta


toss them well


Grate some cheese


Add it to pasta


finish with some coriander


Mix well


Serve

8 comments:

  1. I have lots of bottles tomatoes from last years crop, this will be a great way of using them up. Thanks. Have a good weekend, Diane

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  2. I simply Love yr Recipes ... BUT 1 thing I cant relate to is use of Corriander leaves in Continental dises like Pasta..

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  3. seems
    Worth trying

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  4. Can I use canned tomato paste instead of tomatoes? Thanks alot

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  5. @Anonymousyes u can...but dont use paste..use canned tomatoes

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  6. Thanks Aarthi. All your recipes are very nice. Tried some of them and all of them turned out well.

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