Saturday, March 20, 2010
Easy Cheesy Baked Penne with Veggies
1.Cooked Penne Pasta - 2 cups
2.Sweet chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
3.Tabasco sauce - 1 tsp
4.Black Pepper powder - 2 tsp
5.Thinly sliced onions - 1 big
6.Sliced peppers - ( 1/2 yellow pepper n 1/2 red pepper)
7.Cream Style sweet corn - 300g
8.Italian mixed herbs - 1 tsp
9.Salt - to taste
10.Canola oil - 1 tbsp
11.Grated White cheddar and Parmesian cheese - 3 tbsp
For White Sauce:
1.Milk - 1 cup
2.All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
3.Grated white cheddar cheese - 2 tbsp
4.Unsalted Butter or margerine - 1 tbsp
5.Salt - a pinch
Cook the penne according to the package instructions and drain in the collander. Keep it aside.
For White Sauce :
1.Melt the butter in the pan in medium flame, add the all purpose flour and stir it gently for 2 minutes ( dont allow it to turn brown).
2.Lift the pan from the fire and now add a cup of milk, stir it gently till it blend nicely to the flour mixture in medium fire. After 2 mts add the grated cheese to this mixture.
3.Add a pinch of salt to the white sauce, cook it in medium flame from the beginning.
4.With the help of the spoon try to blend it gently until smooth and thickened.
5.If you like the white sauce in thin consistency, add more little bit of milk and reduce the flour amount.
6.Keep it aside.
1.Heat 2 tsp of canola oil in the pan, saute the bell peppers and sliced onions for 5 mts ( don't cook fully) and add the sweet chilli sauce, tabasco sauce, 1 tsp of salt and Black pepper powder.
2.Saute it gently in medium flame.After 10 mts take out from the fire and leave it aside.
Now mix the sauted veggies, cooked penne pasta into the white sauce and Combine it well. Pour the half of the veggie pasta mixture into the well greased Baking Dish and pour the half of the cream style sweet corn on it.Then again pour the remaining veggie penne mixture and remaining cream style corn.It's like a Lasagna layer arrangement.
Then sprinkle the mixed herbs and mixed grated cheese on top and bake at 400 deg F for 15 to 20 mts till golden brown on top.
Enjoy the Easy Cheesy Baked Penne with Veggies with Garlic Bread and Hot n Sour Soup.
You can also bake with other varieties of pastas and add with different veggies like mushrooms,brocoli,mashed potatoes and also with chicken breasts,,,, Add more or less tabasco sauce according to your preference.