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Mar 19, 2009

Baked vegetable pasta

baked veg pasta Pasta has always been a favourite. I remember my mom made it in a 'desi' way, that is like adding the boiled pasta to cooked vegetables with usual seasoning and spices. And we enjoyed it a lot. Then later my mom used to make a white sauce and add the boiled pasta to it with salt and pepper and that version became my favourite. I still make it that way sometimes. But this time I tried baking it with some vegetables and nuts along with some herbs. We liked it , but it never matched the taste of pasta with white sauce version. But still, this one is more healthier with less of fat.

Ingredients-
Pasta shells- 1 cup(I used penne pasta made with durum wheat semolina)
Vegetables-
carrots- 1 chopped thin and long
Capsicum- 1/2 chopped thin and long
Onion- 1 long slices
tomato- 1 chopped
Garlic- 1 clove chopped
Walnut- 1/4 cup chopped
Almonds- 3 to 4 chopped
Mixed herbs- 1tsp
Lemon rind-1/2tsp (optional)
Butter for greasing the baking dish
Canola oil- 1tsp(you can use olive oil)
Salt to taste

Method-
Preheat the oven to 180c.Boil the pasta shells along with some salt. Drain the water and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions and garlic and cook till translucent. Then add the other vegetables and the nuts along with herbs and little salt. Cook till the vegetables are a little tender.
Now grease a baking dish with butter. Sprinkle the lemon rind on it if you are using. Then add a layer of pasta. Then add a vegetable layer over it. Then a layer of pasta again followed by a layer of vegetable again.
Now at this point , you can sprinkle some mozarella cheese on it. (I just added little cheese spread on it for the cheesy taste.)
Bake this at 180c for 30 minutes.
Mix a little when you serve. Serve warm.
baked veg pasta

46 comments:

Purva Desai said...

Pasta look yummy, colourful and healthy

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Priya said...

WOuld love to have rite now...just drooling over those baked pasta!!

Rachel said...

Very Colourful

jayasree said...

It makes a healthy meal.

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks colourful . i made this with little white sauce..

SMN said...

that looks yum its my fav too :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so filling and tempts to have a piece:)

Asha said...

YUM! Colorful and flavorful! :)

Ann said...

truly yummy..and nutritious

LG said...

Pasta looks colorful. I have never tried baking pasta, must do it soon

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow superb. Yum...

bindiya said...

this really is a very healthy version, looks yummy!

EC said...

Very colourful dish

Ashwini said...

Looks colorful and healthy too..

Cham said...

Love the casserole dish and the desi version!

Lavanya said...

pasta looks colorful sowmya...healthy version of baking is nice..worth to try it!!

notyet100 said...

u r right,..yummy nd healthy

Happy cook said...

Here we love pasta too and this looks colourful and delicous.

soma said...

very healthy & nice colors.

Usha said...

Healthy, colorful and yum ! BTW did you change the color of your site, looks good :-)

Superchef said...

the pasta is very colourful..even i used to make pasta the indian way..and call it masala pasta! :D

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

mouthwatering pasta.. adding nuts is new to me...shud be very tasty.

Vibaas said...

So colourful and yummy :) Nice recipe.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

that looks delicious Sowmya!

vidhas said...

Pasta looks delcious. My kids love pasta with white sauce, baking is new to me , but i have to buy a oven first.

aquadaze said...

love the colours there!

Chitra said...

i dont like pasta , but i can make this to my hubby,nice post!!

Sia said...

gorgeous and so colourful!

SriLekha said...

it sounds healthy and looks colorful too!
i love the baked version!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Pasta looks so colorful. Delicious for dinner.

Preety said...

i never tried baking pasta..love the idea.

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats a great one Sowmya..healthy n colorful..:)

Have a great weekend..:)

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a wonderful healthy dish Sowmya....looks yumm

Viyoma R said...

Now that makes a Really YUMMY PASTA...even the display pic tempting enough to devour off!!

Thanks! :)

Premyscakes said...

sowmya the dish sounds delicious and great.

A_and_N said...

Hey we made this the other day too. So simple right?

Uma said...

nice idea to bake pasta! Looks so good and mouth-watering Sowmya!

Valarmathi said...

Looks colorful and yummy.

Shri said...

Healthy and yummy pasta!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Baked version is so kool, love it.

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Divya Kudua said...

Pasta looks delicious Sowmya..and I agree with the above comments-it looks so colourful!!

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Dazy said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

Saba said...

hi sowmya
seen all ur yummy recipes.will definitely try those out.my hubby's gotta sweet tooth so i'm gonna try payasam first.n i always have idli/Dosa batter but v both get bored of eating the same again.so vegetable uthapam is the best idea u gave me n it looks so colorful also.will try other recipes too..thank you so much for the healthy n yummy recipes...bye
Saba

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