Spread the Joy!
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..
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..
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
Oregano – 1 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp
Mozarella Cheese – 1/2 cup grated
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.
|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|
|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|