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Cheesy Penne Pasta

Hola !!!!!!!!

Pasta is  a traditional dish from Italy. Pasta is  a simple dish which comes in many varieties due to its versatility. Some pasta dishes are served as a first course in Italy because the portion sizes are small and simple. Pasta is also prepared in light lunches, such as salads or large portion sizes for dinner. It can be prepared by hand or food processor and served hot or cold. Pasta sauces vary in taste, color and texture.Fresh Pasta can be made at home and you can make it to suit your palette.

My boys love Pasta.It is easy to cook and today I will share with you a very simple recipe that I learnt from my older son who first made it in school.Since then this is regularly made at home.My Son is a budding cook who is a great fan of Gordan Ramsay and tries to reciprocate his style and recipes at home. I am so lucky as he cooks for us whenever he is able to spare some time from his regular routine.

For our 84th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme of #Pastamania my contribution is this simple Cheesy Penne Pasta.

Recipe for Cheesy Penne Pasta:

Ingredients:

2 Cups Pasta (cook as per instructions on the packet)

1 Cup Cheddar Cheese

1/4 Cup Permesan Cheese

1 Tsp Oregano

1 Tsp dried Basil

1/2 Tsp Italian herbs

Salt to Taste

4 Tsp EVOO

Method:

Cook the pasta with 1 tsp EVOO and some salt as per instructions on the packet.Heat a thick bottom pan.Add 2 Tsp olive oil. Toss the cooked pasta for 2 minutes. Sprinkle all the herbs and salt to taste (if needed) and mix well. Saute for a few seconds.Switch off the flame.

Grease a  glass bowl with the remaining EVOO. Pour the pasta onto the greased bowl. Sprinkle both the cheese generously over the paste and bake at 190C for about 20 mins.

Serve hot and enjoy this simple yummy pasta without any fancy sauces.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Spicy Pepper Pasta

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Italian Cuisine is one of the most favourite among today’s generation. Pasta is one among them.There are many types of Pasta and different ways to cook it too. It is loaded with varieties of cheese and Sauce. Well home made is always the best. You can control the amount of cheese and sauce you use.

I like to eat spicy Pasta.Well I can see the eyes rolling…. Pasta??? and Spicy????. I love spicy food and hence make Pasta to suit my taste buds.

This Pasta recipe is on the quickest and easiest recipe you will ever find. I have used Farfalle Pasta also known as the “BOW TIE” pasta. Farfalle means “BUTTERFLY” in Italian. This is one of my favourite Breakfast these days.

Here you go!!

Recipe for Spicy Pepper Pasta

Ingredients:

2 Cups of Pasta boiled
I Tomato Finely Chopped
½ Cup Corn Kernels
½ Cup Green Peas
½ Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
1 Tbsp Chilli Sauce
1 Tsp SriRacha Sauce
2 Tsp Butter
¼ Tsp Coarsely Ground Pepper
Salt to Taste

Method:

Boil two cups of pasta in water. Add some oil and salt to taste while boiling.

Once done drain the water and keep it aside. Put some Ice cubes so that the Pasta does not stick to one another.

Heat 2 tsp butter in a pan. Add corn, peas and chopped tomato (you can add veggies of your choice). Saute for 3 to 4 mins. Add the cooked pasta. Mix well and add mozzarella Cheese .After 2 mins add spicy chilli sauce, tomato sauce and sriracha sauce .Add salt to taste and mix well .
After 2 mins switch off the stove .Sprinkle some coarse pepper and close the lid for 2 mins.

Serve Spicy Pepper Pasta.

Enjoy!!!