Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Baked penne in white sauce with spinach and mushrooms

I love the taste of pasta in white sauce baked with golden cheese on top melting and tempting you.My daughter is more fond of pasta with tomato sauce.So it was tough trying to get her to eat it, but I wouldn't give up and finally this recipe got her asking for more.It had spinach and so its a mum's dream to have her kids tucking it all in.The right mix of ingredients are a great way of doing a good dish and getting acceptance from all.
Pasta of choice                    400 gms
White sauce                         200 gms
finely chopped spinach          3 cups
chopped onions                     1 no
chopped garlic                       1 tbsp
cream                                    50 ml
sliced mushrooms                   250 gms
olives                                      14-15 nos
chopped dry red chillies          2 nos
Mixed Italian herbs                 1 tbsp
salt to taste
olive oil                                   2 tbsp
grated cooking cheese             100gms

Boil pasta in salt and water with some olive oil till just done.Rinse in cold water and keep aside.
Heat oil and chopped red chilles and saute.Drop in garlic and saute.Put in the chopped onions and saute till translucent.Add the sliced mushrooms and spinach and cook on high heat to reduce the water in them.Sprinkle the herbs and salt.Pour in cream and olives.Add the boiled pasta and mix well.Pour in to a baking dish.Top with the white sauce and sprinkle cheese and bake at 200deg till the top is golden brown.Delicious pasta is ready to enjoy.

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