Pasta with broccoli and mushrooms and an event

Macaroni/pasta would be one of the snacks served by mom when we came from school. We used to be so hungry and our plate would be empty in minutes. How we use to just love this!!! The preperation was so simple, and indianized, pasta mixed with onions and tomatoes with a tempering of mustard and cumin seeds , something like upma.

After a few years, mom learnt making the white sauce along with lots of butter, cheese and flour and I just fell in love with this one and liked it more than the traditional version.

After having only these two lovely versions for a long time, I explored the other possibilities of pasta making. I started using an assortment of vegetables such as broccoli, mushrooms,zucchini, even squash to name a few .Baking pasta with lots of cheese and white sauce was another option .

Then there are so many varieties of them which go well with a specific combination of sauces and herbs. You could use bechamel sauce or white sauce or the popular tomato sauce or the pesto.Some goes well in soups while come in salads.

Then the other ingredients which could go into your pasta are nuts such as walnuts, or herbs such mint, cilantro,parsley olives, basil , different variety of cheeses , saffron or even lentils. The list is just vast and unending.

So its just like pizza , you choose what goes into your pasta.

Cooking with pasta- An event

So then how do you make your pasta? Why dont we have a food blog event on this? Send me your pasta entries in whatever way you use them- maybe a one pot dish or salad or soups or on your pizza or some traditional method, on stove top, in a microwave or your convectional oven or some indianized version .. Its just your creation and imagination on how you present it.

About pasta- Courtesy – wikipedia

Pasta (Italianpasta, from Latinpasta “dough, pastry cake”, from Greek παστά (pasta) “barley porridge”[1]) is a generic term for foods made from an unleavened dough of wheat or buckwheatflour and water, sometimes with other ingredients such as eggs and vegetable extracts. Pastas include noodles in various lengths, widths and shapes, and varieties that are filled with other ingredients like ravioli and tortellini. The word pasta is also used to refer to dishes in which pasta products are a primary ingredient. It is usually served with sauce. There are hundreds of different shapes of pasta with at least locally recognized names.[2] Examples include spaghettirods), macaroni (tubes or cylinders), fusilli (swirls), and lasagne (sheets). Two other noodles, gnocchi and spätzle, are sometimes considered pasta. They are both traditional in parts of Italy.Pasta is categorized in two basic styles: dried and fresh. Dried pasta made without eggs can be stored for up to two years under ideal conditions, while fresh pasta will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator.[3] Pasta is generally cooked by boiling.

Rules for participation

1. Cook any vegetarian dish using pasta.Eggs not allowed.

2. Send me your dish before 6th of april 2010′.

3. You dont have to post me your entry through e-mail. Just leave a comment in the comment section of this post. Leave a link to your recipe.I will include it in the round up.

4. If non-bloggers are interested in paricipating in this event. Then you can send me your recipe along with the picture at [email protected] I will publish your recipe as well as include it in the round up.

5.You can send unlimited entries.

6.You can send the entry from your archives. Just repost it in a new post and send me the link.

7. Use the logo for the event for spreading the word.

I am sure to come up with a lot of pasta dishes in my future posts and hope the same from you. Until then check out this one!!!

Print Recipe
Pasta with broccoli and mushrooms and an event Yum
  • 1 cup Pasta (any type)
  • 1 Onion - sliced fine
  • a teaspoon garlic Crushed
  • a cup Broccoli of - florets
  • a cup Mushroom - chopped lenghtwise
  • 2 tbsp Pasta / pizza sauce- (Store bought) or refer here to make the pizza sauce
  • 1 tsp Pepper cumin powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tbsp cheese Grated - (optional)
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 cup Pasta (any type)
  • 1 Onion - sliced fine
  • a teaspoon garlic Crushed
  • a cup Broccoli of - florets
  • a cup Mushroom - chopped lenghtwise
  • 2 tbsp Pasta / pizza sauce- (Store bought) or refer here to make the pizza sauce
  • 1 tsp Pepper cumin powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tbsp cheese Grated - (optional)
  • 1 tsp Butter
  1. Boil the pasta in some water till it turns soft. Drain the water and wash them under running water to avoid sticking. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a pan. Add the crushed garlic along with onions and saute for few seconds. Now add the chopped broccoli and mushroom along with the salt and pepper cumin powder. Saute and cook till crisp and soft. Now add the cooked pasta. Mix well and add the pasta sauce. Mix well and cook for few more minutes. Add the cheese and mix wel before serving.
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  1. Most of the veg pasta dishes i have posted in my place, if i make something new i sure will send it your way.

  2. Divya Kudua

    I am yet to cook with Pasta often.I do try the jhatpat macaroni version as you said but no major cooking otherwise.Let me see if I can come up with something!!

  3. Yummy Pasta!!! and a very nice event, will try n send something:)

  4. Subhashini

    Gr8 event.If i make something with pasta then surely will post you soon.Very delicious recipe.Subha

  5. Taste of Mysore

    nice event sowmya. pasta looks cheesy n yumm

  6. will surely join in ur event!ur pasta dish looks too good!

  7. Cool theme Sowmya, I am in, I have a few pasta dishes in my drafts waiting to be posted 🙂 Happy hosting….

  8. Priya Suresh

    Thats a delicious pasta dish with broccoli and mushrooms…yummy and my kids will definitely love this…lovely event, will send my entries..

  9. nice theme for the event sowmya :)Ur preparation looks delcious, Happy hosting…would love to see the round up!!TC

  10. Yummy and delicious…

  11. Cool Lassi(e)

    Macaroni with Broccoli, Mushrooms looks like a delicious grown-up version of the ususal mac and cheese.

  12. I rarely cook pasta dishes…so i can learn lot from ur event..happy hosting

  13. Lovely event, i love pastas!

  14. Nice event. I will send mine soon.

  15. Pari Vasisht

    Hi. This is a good lunch box recipe, healthy with broccoli. Nice event will surely try sending something. In fact I posted a Lasagna recently that will surely reach u.

  16. That’s a great event and pasta looks yummy!!!

  17. Shama Nagarajan

    yummy pasta..nice event.will send in something

  18. yummy pasta and a great event..will try to send some entries..

  19. Ruchikacooks

    Cool, pasta event is a nice idea. I can get a lot of ideas from the round up too..Sowmya, I am also hosting an event called home remedies, any simple remedies you know, please share it with us

  20. Nayna Kanabar

    Lovely pasta dish and nice event.will send something soon.

  21. Swathi Iyer

    Sowmya,Nice pasta, I have posted a pasta recipe, here is the link

  22. Ramya Vijaykumar

    Pasta looks delectable and the theme is simply wonderful shall try to send in some recipes!!!

  23. Soma Pradhan

    looks so delicious…love the color

  24. Count me in for this. I cook pasta every alternate day. This time when I cook, I will take the picture & publish it for this event.

  25. I love pasta in any form, what I dislike is a lot of cheese .. but this one is yumm with broccoli


    Yummy pasta recipe! Looks mouthwatering!

  27. I would love to experiment some new pasta dish especially for this event

  28. Nice event sowmya, urs pasta looks delicious..

  29. Good theme- ur dish is more delectable!

  30. Malar Gandhi

    Looks yummmilious.

  31. reanaclaire

    my kids will definitely love this!

  32. Aparna Vijay

    Hi Sowmya,Nice recipe. Here is my version for the event.. Vijay

  33. Mahimaa's kitchen

    nice event. i made indian version of pasta.. other than that i don’t make other varieties. your pasta looks so cheesy..yummy

  34. Yummy pasta and nice event!

  35. Tasty Pasta !! Will try to send my entry soon !!

  36. nice event will try to sne din somethin,..

  37. Sowmya, here is my entry into the event…. forward to the roundup 🙂

  38. Sowmya, thanks for the reminder,my entry to your event

  39. Shama Nagarajan

    pasta tastemaker inside pasta packet is packet masala……

  40. Hello SowmyaHave reposted few entries in this link. Have a look at it here

  41. Hi Sowmya,This is my first time here.I just came across the pasta event you are conducting.I understand that the time you have given is April 6th.So is it ok if I send in my entry on the 6th(tomorrow).Let me know.Thanks,Kiran

  42. Ms.Chitchat

    Hey Sowmya, Please include my entry too for the event.

  43. Hi sowmya,This is my entry for the event, just posted today, hope I’m not late recipe : (reposted it), dear

  44. Hi Dear, here is my entry

  45. Hi Sowmya,Here is my entry for the cooking with pasta event.,Kiran

  46. here is my entry sowmya, hope i am not too late…. thnx.

  47. here is my entry sowmya, for some reason the comment is not being posted, hoping this one shows up. thanks.

  48. Curry Leaf

    Hi Sowmya,I had posted my dish yesterday itself but could not comment here.Sorry for the inconvenience.You can find my pasta here : let me know if it is possible to include this in the round up.Thanks

  49. Cooking Foodie

    Hi Sowmya,I know I am late but I hope you can include it in the roundup.

  50. Cool Lassi(e)

    Hey, I came to know about this only today. Can I send some entries or is it too late?


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