Baked Penne Pasta

Wanted to bake something in my OTG for dinner. Thought of making a Veg Lasange or Veg Gratin but then it struck my mind to try out something new by baking a pasta!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Penne (Boiled)
  • 2 Onions (Chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 green Capsicum (Chopped)
  • 1 Red Capsicum (Chopped)
  • ½ cup boiled American Corn
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • WHITE SAUCE
  • 2 ½ Tbsp Softened Butter
  • 2 ½ tbsp Plain Flour (Maida)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 100 gms Cheese (grated)
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Mustard powder
  • Salt to taste

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Method:

  1. Boil 6 cups of water with 1tsp salt and 1tbsp Oil. Add pasta and cook for 10 minutes till it gets soft. Strain the pasta and put it in cold water to refresh and strain again.
  2. To prepare the sauce, heat the oil in a non stick pan. Add garlic and onions and cook for 5 – 7 minutes on low heat.
  3. Add tomatoes and capsicum, oregano, salt, pepper and chilli powder. Mix it and also add pureed tomatoes and ½ cup water. Cook it for 10-12 minutes till it comes to a boil.
  4. Add boiled pasta into it. Toss well and spread in a greased baking dish.
  5. Make white sauce, by heating butter in a heavy non-stick; add black pepper and flour and sauté for 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually pour in some milk. Cook for 2 minutes. Add salt and mustard powder. Remove from fire and let it cool. Make sure there are no lumps into it; else you can run a hand mixture into it. Add ½ cup grated cheese to it.
  6. Arrange the baking dish with pasta into it topped with white sauce. Cover it with aluminium foil and bake it for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Serve Hot.

Happy Cooking!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. MyNinjaNaan says:

    Yayy! So glad to see you back!

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    1. kitchenpops1 says:

      Hey Dear.. How r u.. Hows everything going… yeah I am back after a short break 🙂

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