PASTA & VEGETABLE CASSEROLE


This bake of vegetables is easy to create. Well loved by kids and adults alike.

Method

  • Combine pasta with 400 ml water, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp oil and microwave uncovered for 6 minutes, pausing and stirring after 3 minutes in microwave Oven.
  • The pasta should be cooked but firm and not mushy. Drain the pasta and run under cold water, drain again and leave aside.
  • In a casserole, combine the butter with onions and garlic and microwave on high power for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in fl our and milk, mix well and microwave on high power for 3 minutes.
  • Stir well and mix in half the cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Mix in the vegetables, pasta and basil and sprinkle over with the remaining cheese, bread crumbs Set the oven in convection mode and preheat for 10 minutes.
  • Put in the casserole and bake at 200°c for 10 minutes till the top is a light gold in colour.
  • Leave to stand for 3 minutes before serving.

Ingredients

200 gms Penne pasta
1 tbsp butter
1 nos. onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp flour
10 tbsp milk
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated To taste salt
¼ tsp pepper powder
100 gms broccoli florets
8 nos. large button mushrooms, sliced
1 nos. medium – sized green capsicum, diced
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
4 tbsp dry bread crumbs
  • Cooking Time: 22 mins
  • Cooking Temp: 200°C
  • Cooking Mode: Microwave + Convection
  • Preparation time: 15 mins
  • Shelf Placement: Centre
  • Serves: 4