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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta Bake

As we all know that Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. Pasta is made from durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked and served in different forms and varieties. As far as the pasta bake is concerned the amount of pasta sauce added is more and slight twist is given by adding a layer of cheese on top and baked just before serving. Another twist that can be given to the pasta bake is you can add any leftover steamed or grilled vegetables, sauces etc.

Here is how to make Tomato & Mozzarella Cheese Pasta Bake with step by step photos.


Ingredients

Fusilli Pasta or Penne Pasta
2 cups
Olive oil
1 tbsp
Onion
1 finely chopped
Garlic
2 cloves crushed
Tomatoes
5  chopped
Tomato puree
1 tbsp
Vegetable stock [optional]
¾ cup
Dried Mixed herbs
2 tsp
Black pepper powder[fresh]
¼ to ½ tsp adjust to taste
Mozzarella cheese
One Ball  sliced
Salt
As needed
 Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4

Method

Cook the Fusilli pasta according to the package instructions, drain and keep it aside.


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.

While cooking the past, heat about 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai. Add the crushed garlic, onions and saute for about 4-5 minutes or until the onions starts turning golden brown.


Add the tomatoes, dried herbs and saute until they turn mushy.


Now add the tomato sauce, black pepper, salt and vegetable stock. I used the store bought vegetable stock.

Bring to boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in between to avoid any burning.

Now add the cooked pasta to the tomato sauce and mix really well.

Transfer the pasta to an oven safe dish. Arrange the sliced mozzarella on top of the pasta.


Bake the pasta in the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.


Serve the Pasta Bake with any bread and fresh salad.

Delicious and exotic Tomato & Mozzarella Pasta Bake is ready to be enjoyed.


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24 comments:

  1. my kids favorite way to eat pasta. yummy

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  2. Wonderful and delicious pasta dear :) Nicely explained

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  3. Lovely bake,rich creamy n comforting

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  4. Rich and creamy pasta; looks very delicious priya.

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  5. Wonderful Product & Pictures. Very Nice Process. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. easy way to prepare tasty dish. looks yummy...

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  7. looks so creamy and appetizing....perfectly baked pasta...

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  8. wowie who would not love this, with cheese this pasta is super tempting deary

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  9. wow.. looks awesome.. perfectly cooked..

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  10. wow... wonderful... mouth watering recipe...

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  11. Delicious pasta bake priya love it.

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  12. I am trying this pasta recipe the weekend, and will let you know how it turned out., :)
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  13. Creamy tempting and delicious pasta..

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  14. This pasta is rotini i guess.just to make sure please visit this link http://jessielinhuiching.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/lady-pasta-%E4%B9%8B%E5%B8%B8%E8%A6%8B%E7%BE%A9%E5%A4%A7%E5%88%A9%E9%BA%B5%E7%A8%AE%E9%A1%9E%E8%88%87%E8%8F%9C%E5%96%AE/
    .I think you dont mind telling this.

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    1. No dear I don't mind you telling me, but it is fusilli I have been using it for years, I have a big pack left as well with me do check it in google...

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  15. very very delicious pasta recipe :) makes me drool here !!

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  16. Love the pasta...They looks really really tempting!!

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  17. This dish will be a hit among many of the kids here. Somehow kids these days love pasta compared to those traditional dishes we grew up with.

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  18. Looks so nice. have to try pasta recipes very soon

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  19. Perfect & creamy pasta. Thanks for linking.

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