Italian Baked Pasta Recipe With Cheese & Bread Crumbs
Italian Baked Pasta Recipe With Cheese & Bread Crumbs is a delicious way to make the kids eat veggies along with their favorite pasta and cheese. We have used juicy cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs that enhances the flavour. Serve the pasta as a snack along with salads to keep it healthy.
Italian Baked Pasta Recipe With Cheese & Bread Crumbs is a delicious way to make the kids eat veggies along with their favorite pasta and cheese. Using juicy tomatoes and garden fresh herbs enhances the taste of the pasta. I have added mushrooms to make this pasta wholesome. If you are a non-vegetarian, you can substitute the mushrooms with chicken too.
The Italian Baked Pasta Recipe With Cheese & Bread Crumbs is mildly spiced with pepper. Breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese topping give the required crunch to this baked goodness.
Here are a few more of the pasta variations with us:
- 1 cup Del Monte Farfalle Pasta
- 10 Button mushrooms , cut into large slices
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 3 Tomatoes , finely chopped
- 10 Cherry tomatoes , halved
- 1/4 cup Basil leaves , finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Parsley leaves , finely chopped
- 6 Green olives
- 2 teaspoons Black olives , sliced
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese , grated
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
- 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Bread crumbs
- 15 Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons Butter
- Salt , to taste
How to make Italian Baked Pasta Recipe With Cheese & Bread Crumbs
To prepare Italian Baked Pasta, bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add the Del Monte farfalle with a pinch of salt.
Cook pasta for 7-8 minutes over medium flame, stirring occasionally.
Switch off and drain the excess water. Set aside.
Heat a medium size pan with oil and add the garlic, onion and salt.
When they have lightly browned, add the mushrooms and cook covered for 6-7 minutes over low flame. Switch off .
Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, add the cooked farfalle, mushroom mixture, chopped tomatoes, parsley, basil, green and black olives, cherry tomatoes, pepper, salt and mozzarella cheese. Mix all the ingredients well.
Grease a baking dish with butter.
Transfer the mixed contents to the baking dish.
Mix the parmesan cheese and bread crumbs and sprinkle over the pasta, covering it completely.
Drop small dollops of butter on top of the cheese and bread crumbs layer.
Bake the pasta at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 -25 minutes.
Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.