Baked Mixed Veg Pasta#BakingBloggers

Carried this Baked Mixed Veg Pasta for a party with my vegetarian friends.

Have used two sauces,Homemade Pasta Sauce and Cheesy Bechamel sauce to make this.

Ingredients 

250 Grams  Pasta -  used Macaroni
1 Cup Pasta Sauce - Homemade
2 Cups Thick Bechamel sauce
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
100 Grams Cheddar Cheese
100 Grams Mozzarella Cheese
For Assembling the Pasta  

Coloured Capsicum - diced
2 Tablespoons Boiled Sweet Corn
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasonings
For the Sauted Veggies  

150 Grams Mixed Vegetables - I used frozen
1 Green Capsicum - chopped
1/4 Cup Sweet Corn - boiled
3 Baby Corns - chopped
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper powder
1/2 Teaspoon Chilly flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Thyme
2 Big Cloves Garlic - finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Tablespoon Butter

Method
Boil the  pasta as per the package instructions till al dente. Keep aside.

In a pan heat the Bechamel sauce , add 2 to 3 tablespoon of cheese ( both cheddar and mozzarella ) and Italian Seasonings, mix well till cheese is melted. Take off flame,  add in the pasta and toss it well till pasta is coated. Keep aside

For the Veggies 
In a pan heat oil and butter add the garlic and saute till the it releases an aroma, then add the onion and saute till translucent. Add the mixed veggie and saute on high flame for a two minutes, now add all the spices and herbs mix well and cover and cook till veggies are nearly done. Now add the sweet corn, baby corn and capsicum, salt to taste and mix well again cover and saute on medium high flame for 3 - 4 minutes. Take off flame and cool it,  veggies are done.
In the prepared veggies add the pasta sauce and mix well, keep aside.

To assemble the Pasta.
Grease a 8 or 9 inch round Pyrex dish with butter. 

Arrange 1/2 of pasta. 
Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the cheese
 Then spread all of the veggie filling and press it well, 
Add the remaining pasta
 Sprinkle all off the remaining cheese, garnish with coloured capsicum, sweet corn,   sprinkle a little Italian Seasonings.
 Dot it with butter and spread all of the remaining cheese. 
Cover this with a foil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes in preheated oven at 200 degrees. 
After 20 minutes remove the foil and broil it for 5 minutes till the top is browned a little. 
Cool it slightly and Enjoy...
Check here for Pasta Sauce - Homemade and here for Bechamel sauce
Labels :Pasta & Noodles, Vegetarian, Mixed Vegetable, Baking Bloggers, Baked, Italy, Italian seasoning, Italian, Cheddar Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese
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5 comments:

  1. I'll bet your friends were thrilled with this dish!!

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  2. This made me hungry, I think it's time to go and make some breakfast.

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  3. It's been forever since I've had a good bechamel!

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  4. Beautiful way to get veggies in mac and cheese!

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  5. I love when pasta sauce and s mixed with bechamel! It’s always so creamy and delicious.

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