Baked Italian Pasta – With Assorted Vegetables & lotsa Cheese!!

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Baked Italian pasta …! It is creamy, cheesy and crispy at the same time.. Sounds tempting!!

Baked Italian Pasta Presentation

4 layer Baked Italian Pasta Presentation

This recipe is totally dedicated to cheese lovers and that too in ample amount !

Baked dishes are always attractive, alluring and fascinating .. I am always very excited to bake and try new baking dishes.. And when something comes out very perfect, I am fully satisfied with my cooking.. Baking actually makes me feel that now i know some cooking.. Baking is not that tough, the way it is sounding here but personally i feel great after baking something nice..

My version of baked Italian pasta consists 4 layers:

first, penne in white sauce

second, assorted vegetables in cheese spread

third, Paneer (cottage cheese) and coriander in cream

fourth, f penne in red sauce

On the top ample of mozerella cheese!!

LAYER ONE : PASTA IN WHITE SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:

Boiled Penne Pasta

Boiled Penne Pasta

1 cup boiled penne

1 tbsp chopped onion

1 tsp red chilli powder

1tbsp butter

1 tbsp all purpose flour(maida)

1 glass of milk

1 tsp cheese spread

1/4 tsp salt, black pepper powder and mustard powder

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

METHOD:

Take a pan and add butter. Let it melt and then add maida and stir continuously.

Now add milk with one hand and keep stir with other hand. Stir till sauce becomes thick.

Then add cheese spread, salt, pepper and mustard powder and mix well.

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe in white sauce

Now add penne pasta in white sauce and keep it aside.

LAYER TWO : ASSORTED VEGETABLES IN CHEESE SPREAD

INGREDIENTS:

freshly cut capsicum

1 cup shredded bell pepper ( red, yellow and green)

1/2 cup shredded onion

1/2 cup broccoli florets

Freshly cut veggies

1/2 cup shredded cabbage

1/2 cup shredded beans

METHOD:

Freshly cut veggies

Mix all chopped veggies in a bowl.

Veggies for Baked Italian Pasta

Add 2 tbsp cheese spread, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder and mustard powder, 1/4 tsp chilli flakes and oregano. Mix properly and keep it aside.

LAYER THREE : PANEER  AND CORIANDER  IN FRESH CREAM

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 shredded paneer( cottage cheese)

1 tbsp coriander leaves

1 tsp chopped green chilli

1tsp cheese spread

2 tbsp thick fresh cream

1/4 tsp chilli flakes and oregano

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper powder

METHOD:

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

Mix all the ingredients together and keep it aside.

LAYER FOUR : PASTA IN RED SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:

Boiled Penne Pasta

1 cup boiled penne

6 blanched peeled de-seeded chopped tomatoes

1 chopped onion

4 cloves of garlic

1 red hot pepper

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp butter

1/2 cup fresh cream

1 tbsp tomato sauce

METHOD:

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe in red sauce

Take a pan. Add olive oil, garlic and chopped onions. Saute till onion gets light brown in color.

Now add tomatoes and roast till tomatoes get soft.

Then switch off the burner and take it down and let it cool properly and then grind this mixture very smooth and fine in the grinder.

Now again transfer it to the pan , switch on the burner and add butter and fresh cream.

Mix it well.

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe in red sauce

Now add penne to the red sauce and keep it aside.

Now its baking time .. yay!!!

Take a baking dish and start……

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

LAYER ONE : PASTA IN WHITE SAUCE

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

SPRINKLE LITTLE CHILLI FLAKES AND OREGANO

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

LAYER TWO : ASSORTED VEGETABLES IN CHEESE SPREAD

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

LAYER THREE : PANEER IN FRESH CREAM

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

PLACE SOME PIECES OF CHEESE SLICE OVER PANEER

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

LAYER FOUR : PASTA IN RED SAUCE

Baked Italian Pasta Recipe

NOW AT LAST AMPLE OF GRATED MOZZARELLA CHEESE

PREHEAT OVEN AT 200 DEGREES .. BAKE FOR 8 TO 10 MINS AND SERVE HOT.

Baked Italian Pasta

DELICIOUS! SCRUMPTIOUS! CHEESY! CRISPY! YUMMY! BAKED PASTA IS READY… :) I BET NOTHING CAN BE BETTER THAN THIS…!!

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10 responses »

  1. OH MY GOD!!! IT LOOKS SO YUMMM!!!

    forgive the caps, it just made me go high :P
    I’m showing this to my mom, damn, I wanna eat this!! :)
    You seem to have a great hand at cooking, not to mention making people’s mouths water with pictures of your cooking experiments :D

    If you had a few minutes to spare, would you read a post of mine? And maybe leave a feedback or a vote? I’d be much obliged, ma’am, it’d go a long way to help me out with a competition i’ve entered it into :)

    http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=90039

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