BAKED VEGETABLES WITH PASTA





This is a very simple and easy to cook delicacy filled with vegetables, pasta and cheese. White sauce has been added to enhance its flavour and taste. This can be served as a main dish with soup as an accompaniment.


Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes
Baking time: 15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients

To prepare the vegetable mix
1 potato skin peeled and cut into cubes
½ cup boiled corn
1 small capsicum thinly sliced
½ cup shelled peas
1 cup sliced thinly carrots and cabbage
¼ cup thinly sliced green beans
½ cup paneer cut into cubes
4 to 5 cubes of cheese grated
½ tsp pepper powder
½ tsp salt

To cook the pasta
1 cup pasta
4 to 5 cups Water
½ tsp salt

To prepare the white sauce
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp All purpose flour (maida)
1 cup milk
½ tsp pepper powder
½ tsp salt

Method
  • Boil water in a pan along with salt. Add pasta and cook for about 10 minutes. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the excess water and keep ready.
  • While the pasta is getting cooked, take a steamer, and steam the potatoes, green beans and peas for about 10 minutes.
  • Take the carrots, cabbage, boiled corn, paneer cubes, half the grated cheese, capsicum, steamed potatoes, green beans and peas in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper (Adjust to taste) and mix well. Keep this ready as well.
  • Preheat the oven at 150 degrees C for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile grease an oven proof pan with oil and add half the vegetable mix. Layer it with the pasta and top it again with vegetable mix.
  • Prepare the white sauce by melting butter in a non stick pan. Add maida and stir for a couple of minutes in low flame till it turns slight golden and the raw smell goes. Make sure that there are no lumps. Next add milk, salt and pepper and stir for a minute till it gets a sauce like consistency.
  • Pour this over the prepared vegetables and pasta dish.
  • Finally add grated cheese and garnish with sliced carrots and capsicums.
  • Place the pan in the central rack of the oven and bake at the same temperature with both upper and lower rods ON for 15 to 20 minutes (or till the cheese melts).
  • Serve hot.

Notes:
  • Increase or decrease the proportions of vegetables and pasta according to your choice.
  • To make the dish healthier, omit the white sauce. The dish will taste equally good.
  • You can also add cauliflower, spinach and mushrooms to add more flavour and taste to the dish. 

Linking this with Baking event @ Tickling Palates.




13 comments:

  1. Yummy Pasta.. Looks very inviting!!

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  2. wow! loved this. really fantastic!

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  3. Super idea and looks so wonderful!!

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  4. Loved this baked pasta with vegetables. yummy and healthy too.

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  5. Looks soo lovely and Tempting..!!

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  6. I'll happily have this baked pasta with vegetables for my lunch rite now.

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  7. such an easy dish to prepare...i love that you ahve added paneer..east meets west combo :)

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  8. Interesting recipe..look soo creamy and delish..

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  9. This use to be one of my favorites before I turned vegan... this post has reminded me to try this... thank you.

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