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Friday, 20 July 2018

Vegetable Pasta In Red Sauce Recipe


 Whole grain pasta cooked with fresh seasonal vegetables in a delicious tangy tomato sauce makes a perfect treat for all the pasta lovers. This vegetable pasta in red sauce is seasoned with mixed Italian herbs , freshly crushed black pepper and red chili flakes. With a quick and simple recipe to follow, this pasta dish can be served as a light meal on a weekend evening or an after school snack. For me it is one of the best ways to feed my little one with wholesome goodness of vegetables. 


I have kept the recipe very simple and added vegetables which very handy in my pantry. I have used sweet corn, green peas, carrots and onions. You may use mushrooms, broccoli and colored bell peppers if you wish. Here i have used spiral pasta to make this dish, you may use any shape you like.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole grain spiral pasta
  • 3-4 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup (tomato sauce)
  • 1-2 cheese cubes ( i have used Amul cheese cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Heat enough water in a sauce pan , add salt and oil to it. Once the water boils add pasta and cook it uncovered until al dente (it is soft but firm) . Keep stirring in between . Strain the cooked pasta through a colander and reserve 1 cup of the water in which the pasta is cooked.(this starchy water may be used further to thin the sauce).



2. Blanch the tomatoes , remove the skin and pulse them in a grinder jar to get a smooth puree without lumps.

                           

3. Heat butter in a pan , add onions to it. Saute them until they become translucent. Add vegetables and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.



4. Next add the tomato puree and mix well. Cook the veggies in this puree for another 1-2 minutes. Next add the ketchup followed by Italian herbs, crushed black pepper, red chili flakes, salt and stir well.




5. Next add the boiled pasta along with the reserved hot water used to cook the pasta to thin out the sauce if required. I added 1/4 cup of it. Stir well so that the pasta coats well with the sauce. Put off the flame.



6. Lastly grate the cheese cubes over the warm pasta and serve immediately.



 Notes:



  • For flavoring the pasta , herbs like dried oregano, thyme or basil can be used. I have used mixed herbs. In case you do not get any Italian herbs, use little fresh cilantro or mint to flavor the pasta.
  • Mushrooms, broccoli and colored bell peppers can be added in this dish.
  • If the sauce appears thick and you feel the pasta very dry , thin it with the reserved hot water we used to cook the pasta. 


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    34 comments :

    1. I am drooling Poonam. Pasta looks so inviting. Now I will try to make it for tomorrow breakfast ��

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      1. Thank you di. Looking forward to your feedback..happy cooking !

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    2. Thank you for the recepie it’s easy and quick

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      1. Thank you for stopping by..I am glad you liked it

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    3. Pasta is one such dish that can be made with various sauces and flavours.. we can adapt Indian flavours too.

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      1. Absolutely di..we can adjust the flavors as per our likings in pasta sauces

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    4. I love pasta. The veggies, spices and sauce look so delicious.

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    5. Pasta is a frequent flyer at my place too! :) This one look so delish and appetizing!

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      1. Thank you Jolly..for me it is one of the best ways to feed my son with veggies

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    6. The pasta looks delicious, Poonam! I liked your idea of adding many veggies in it as well.

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      1. Thank you Sandhya..vegetables make the dish filling and wholesome

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    7. Pasta, a definite hit amongst kids and many adults too! Looks perfect!

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    8. Pasta in red sauce is my favourite. And I'm literally drooling over this pasta of yours

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    9. Who can say No to such delicious and tempting Pasta.. Me too love my pasta with lots of veggies . Mouth watering

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      1. Thank you Ruchi..so this makes both of us ☺

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    10. I never cooked pasta as my husband and kids doesn't like...but I think I have to try this out.. hope they like it as it looks delicious

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      1. You should give it a try then..hope your family likes this version..happy cooking !

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    11. Pasta is loved by kids this recipe of yours is easy and looks delicious.

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    12. At one time we were hooked to this pasta, such a delicious and tasty dish.

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    13. Awesome pasta recipe. looking so tempting and just want to grab this plate and finish. lovely clicks.

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    14. Vegetable Pasta with red sauce looks so tempting. Home made is always the best.My boys would love it anytime

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    15. Lovely and delicious one-pot dish!! Yummy!

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    16. Off all red sauce is our favorite and I love the home made sauces only. Lovely pasta.

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