Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Easy Veggie Pasta Bake

Pasta is my go-to dish for a quick and easy supper, but sometimes I fancy a change. Somehow, just sprinkling some cheese on top and popping it into the oven for a few minutes can transform the feel of a dish... without really being any more work.

Pasta bake

Pasta bake

Easy Vegetable Pasta Bake
Serves 4

2tbsp olive oil
1 large onion
1 courgette
1 red pepper
1/2 tin (130g) sweetcorn
300g pasta
200g mature cheddar cheese, grated
75g cream cheese
4 cherry tomatoes
tomato passata
basil & oregano (fresh if you have it)

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large casserole dish in the oven.
  3. Finely chop the vegetables, add to the hot oil (except for the sweetcorn), and return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
  5. Toss the pasta, vegetables, sweetcorn, passata, and herbs in the casserole dish with the cream cheese and half the cheddar.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, and arrange cherry tomatoes (halved) on the top.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese has started to bubble and brown.


Jenny Woolf said...

Looks like a useful dish. I'm always on the lookout for anything vegetarian.

Rachel said...

Sounds positively delicious!

becky said...

Ah, cheese, the magical ingredient! Too bad it collects in the veins in the form of fat and cholestorol...

Susan Francino said...

When I see the word "easy" next to food I always have to check it out. This looks good! And it would be easy to personalize based on your vegetable tastes.

Mike Harvey said...

This sounds like a great dish, just the sort of thing I would have made before my latest attempt to lose weight. I love cheese in any form but as becky said, it's not exactly healthy.

Stephanie V said...

It's always good to have another recipe for all tghose courgettes in the garden. Looks delicious! How can you go wrong with melted cheese?

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum! I love pasta.

christine said...

that looks so tasty:) x

Anonymous said...

Now, this is one tasty oven pasta dish!

It is getting colder over here so I need a truly fab & well-flavoured dish like this one!


Ruby Tuesday Latest Coupons said...

looks very tasty, I would really love to try this one, I'm so excited.

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