Cheesy Penne Pasta
by Tarla Dalal
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There are so many varieties or shapes of pasta, and even more ways of cooking these! penne is one of the most popular shapes, and combines well with a large assortment of sauces to make delectable pasta treats. Write the word ‘treat’ in capital letters and underline it with a bold red line, but even that will not be a just description for this cheesy pasta delight. Perked up with fresh oregano, parsley and nutmeg, there is joy in every flavourful bite. Make sure you boil the pasta ‘al dente’.
- Put the butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds.
- Add the flour and microwave on high for 40 seconds, stirring once in between after 20 seconds.
- Add the milk, whisk till smooth and without lumps and microwave on high for 3 minutes 30 seconds.
- Add the salt and pepper and mix well till smooth. Use as required.
- Combine the mozzarella cheese and processed cheese and keep aside.
- Combine the penne, white sauce, parsley, nutmeg powder, oregano, ¼ cup of cheese, salt and pepper, and mix well.
- Grease a shallow dish using ½ tsp of butter and spread the penne mixture in it.
- Arrange the tomato slices over it, and top with the remaining ¼ cup of cheese.
- Dot it with the remaining 2 tsp of butter and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- ¾ cup of raw pasta will give 1½ cups of boiled pasta.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||638.3 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B3||1.6 mg|
|Vitamin C||9.4 mg|
|Folic Acid||24.2 mcg|
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