Feb 14, 2013

Baked Penne Cauliflower in Mozzarella Herbed White Sauce

It's been more than a month i dashed on to my dear blog page... It is really true that making food is directly proportional to your moods.. Well am not here for any philosophical write up. Let's move on to the new add on.

Serves 4

  • 200 gms    - Penne Pasta
  • 100 gms    - Cauliflower Florets or Broccoli Florets
  • 50   gms    - Mozzarella cheese
  • 10   gms    - Butter
  • 20   gms    - Maida
  • 500 ml       - Boiled milk
  • 50   gms    - Tomato hot chilly sauce
  • 3     tbs      - Mixed dried herbs
  • 500 ml       - Water
  • 1 1/2 tbs    - Salt
  • 2 tbs          - Olive oil

1. In a heavy bottom pan add in the water, salt and bring it to boil.
2. Add in the penne pasta. olive oil and cauliflower or even broccoli once the water boils.
3. Boil till the pasta turns soft. Drain and keep aside.

To make White Sauce..
1. Add the butter in a pan. If, you are using salted butter reduce the salt to pasta while boiling.
2. Add in the maida and stir well. Keep the flame at low.
3. Slowly add the boiled milk with the help of scooped spoon.
4. Stir vigorously and try avoiding lumps.
5. Stir with a whisker. Add in the dried herbs and whisk well.
6. Make it a semi liquid form.

To make the baked dish...
1. Take in a baked dish which is deep.
2. Grease the dish with butter.
3. Add in the Penne pasta one layer. Upon it add the white sauce layer. Then hot chilly sauce.
4. Repeat this process until the pasta is filled up to the top of the dish.
5. Remember to end the layer with tomato hot chilly sauce.
6. Grate the mozzarella cheese as the final layer.
7. Bake the dish in microwave high for 8-9 mins (Mins and degree varies according to your Owen)

Enjoy the hot steamy baked pasta...

Tip to note:
Try making the white sauce side by side while boiling the pasta.
Avoid cooling of the pasta after draining.
You can use Parmesan cheese instead of mozzarella cheese.

1 comment:

  1. wow..yummyfirst time here..love ur collection..happy to follow u!!glad if u do the same..