Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Pasta Bake



Pasta penne baked in a spicy tomato sauce with a delicious cheesy topping,

Ingredients:

Pasta:

240 grams / 8 oz uncooked pasta penne
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 litres Water

Arrabbiata Sauce:

60 grams / 2 oz pre cooked sweet corn kernels
60 grams / 2 oz mixed peppers red /green / yellow diced
1 small onion finely diced
60 grams / 2 oz courgettes finely diced
250 ml passata (sieved tomatoes)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons dried Italian spice (oregano)
½ teaspoon black pepper powder
2 chillies finely chopped
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
 3 oz cheddar cheese

Method:

1. In a pan heat the olive oil and add the onions and garlic. Sauté till translucent.
2. Add the passata and cook sauce for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the peppers, sweet corn, courgettes to the tomato sauce and cook till vegetables are tender.
4. Add the salt and pepper, Italian spice, chillies and sugar and simmer sauce on low heat till sauce thickens. Remove from heat and keep aside.
5. Heat water in a large saucepan when it comes to boil, add 1 teaspoon salt and the penne pasta.
6. Reduce heat to simmer and cook pasta until al dente.
7. Drain the pasta and return it to saucepan, add 1 teaspoon olive oil and stir it into the pasta.Add the tomato sauce and mix well.
8.Transfer the pasta to an oven proof dish and top with the grated cheese. Place the dish under a preheated grill  for 3-4 minutes until cheese melts and starts to brown.
Serve pasta with salad

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Submitting to:
Flavours of Italy , event by simply.food guest hosted by Divya's Culinary journey.


26 comments:

  1. looks amazing.....so tempting...

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  2. pasta looks wonderful linking an entry to your event

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  3. wow sounds mouthwatering,have bookmarked the recipe...sure gonna give a shot......

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  4. wow sounds mouthwatering,have bookmarked the recipe...sure gonna give a shot......

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  5. Pasta looks so delicious and inviting.. Thanks for linking it to the event.

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  6. yummy pasta.. nice to see that you have made everything from scratch!!! happy to follow u...
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  7. Yummy pasta.....looks delicious... :-)

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  8. I am pasta fan ....Yours look so inviting :-)
    Thanks for sharing !!
    shrutirasoi

    Today's Recipe
    Kadai Mushroom

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  9. So tempting, that really looks delicious.

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  10. This looks delicious much better than the out of the jar one you can buy :)

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  11. So simple to make. Yet so good to eat.

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  12. My mouth's watering all ready. :-)

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  13. I think I might have to try this out, looks lovely.

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  14. This is so simple and looks so delicious!!

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  15. We like nothing better than a quick easy pasta bake. Thanks for the recipe.

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  16. I love pasta bake as a simple & tasty meal that feeds lots of people.

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  17. This pasta bake looks amazing...it is so simple to make and would be very tasty. Certainly 1 i'd like to have a go at recreating.

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  18. This pasta bake looks amazing...it is so simple to make and would be very tasty. Certainly 1 i'd like to have a go at recreating.

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