Baked Pasta

As usual I was bored with the regular food and was craving for something yummy and delicious.  I thought of making white sauce pasta and later took it to the next step of baking it. Nowadays I love to bake not only cakes and cookies but also other recipes.  This is the first recipe I tried apart from the above. We had it for the dinner.  The melted cheese in between the pasta gave it an unique taste. Also it is very filling. And it is better to have for the lunch. And yes!!! After a long time I am writing a story for my recipe. My husband is asking me evertime why am I not writing a long story for the recipes. So this story is specially for him.. Krish, hope you are happy now!!!

INGREDIENTS

Pasta – 2 cups

Water  – 3 cups

American Corn – 1/2

Red Bell pepper – 2 tbsp

Yellow Bell Pepper – 2 tbsp

Green Bell Pepper – 2 tbsp

Oil  – 1 tsp

Cheese – To Garnish

White Sauce

Butter – 1 tbsp

Plain flour – 2 tbsp

Milk – 2 cups

Oregano – 1 tsp

Chopped Garlic – 1 tsp

Red Chilli – 1 / Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp

Black Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – To taste

Cooking Pasta 

  • Boil the water and add Pasta into it. Add a drop of oil so that they wont stick together.
  • Once the pasta has been cooked, drain the water and keep aside. If you allow the pasta to cook some more time, it will become mushy.

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White Sauce

  • Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add  the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  • Add the plain flour and cook on a slow flame for a few seconds, while stirring continuously.
  • Add the milk gradually and cook no a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the sauce is thick, while stirring continuously.

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  • Cut the red chilli into small bits so that you can use it as chilli flakes.
  • Add the oregano, chili flakes, cheese, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.

Pasta in White Sauce

  • Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the sweet corn kernels, Red, Yellow, Green Bell pepper and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes and keep aside.
  • Now add the cooked Pasta and mix it well with the Vegetables.
  • Add half the quantity of white sauce, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Keep it aside.

Baking

  • Grease a cake pan.
  • Arrange a layer of cooked white pasta.
  • Now add a layer of prepared white sauce. Spread evenly over the white pasta.
  • Add the grated cheese.
  • Again add a layer of pasta, white sauce and Mozarella cheese. Cover it with the grated cheese.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 200 deg Celsius. And bake it at 150 Deg Celsius until the Mozarella cheese melts an the top layer turns brown.

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  • Serve hot.
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