Saturday, December 5, 2015

# easy baked pasta # food

Food review: Baked red sauce pasta

I have been feeling lazy today to cook elaborate meals so I decided to cook a lazy read sauce pasta and bake it with a generous layer if cheese

Here's my recipe

300 grams pasta
250 grams of baby spinach
1 ball pepper
10 button mushrooms (fresh)
135 grams of tomato paste (box)


2 tablespoons of olive oil for cooking
1 teaspoon of black pepper powder
2 tablespoons of chilli giling
1 medium onion chopped fine
1/2 table spoon of garlic ginger paste
Salt to taste


Whatever cheese you have lying around in your fridge. I used cheddar, mozzarella and some sandwich cheese

1. Cook pasta all the way with some salt and olive oil

2. While pasta is cooking make the sauce

3. Heat oil in pan. I'm using electic gas so everything cooks super fast at number 9

4. Throw in the onion and garlic ginger paste. Cool until it softens and onions turn light brown

5. Add in the chilli giling paste. Mix well

6. Reduce heat on gas to number 8

7. Add the ball pepper and mushrooms. Cover pan with lid. Cook for 5 minutes. They will soften fast

8. Add the spinach. Mix well. Add the tomato paste. Mix well.

9. Add salt and black pepper

10. Drain pasta and mix in the sauce. Mix well

11. Take a oven proof dish (I used ikea glass lunch box) and dump in the pasta

12. Turn on your oven function to grill or maxi grill to 210 °C. I didn't bother preheating it because all I wanted was to melt and brown the cheese on top

13. Pour the pasta in your oven proof dish and cover the top with a generous amount of cheese, place it in your oven at the top most rack closest to the broiler and bake for 10 minutes

It took me 30 minutes from preparing to cooking to baking

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