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Pasta bake meets lasagne

I am as fond of Italian dishes as I am of Indian dishes. As a huge carbie (is that even a word?), I can’t imagine going a whole day without some sort of carbs. However I have managed to reduce my carbs over the years thankfully and replaced with wholegrain sources wherever possible.

This is a pasta bake dish that I can always rely on to cheer me up. If you are ever having a stressful day and need a substantial pick-me-up dish then this is the answer!

Prep time: 10 mins

Approx calories per portion: 500 kcal

For 2 servings, you’ll need these ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked pasta
  • 6 slices of marrow (1 inch wide slice if marrow is not too big)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Powder spices – pinch of turmeric powder and salt to taste
  • 1 cup of grated, reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 5 medium tomatoes – chopped
  • 1 small onion – finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum – finely chopped
  • Fresh spices – 1 bullet chilli finely chopped, 1 inch ginger piece finely chopped and 1 clove of garlic mashed

Steps:

  1. Place your marrow slices in a butter or oil lined frying pan on medium heat. Sprinkle the turmeric powder and salt on the top and cook for about 10 mins or until thoroughly cooked.
  2. Get another saucepan on medium heat and place remaining oil inside. Add the onion, a pinch of turmeric and salt and cook till transparent.
  3. Add the tomatoes, capsicum and the fresh spices and stir. Cook until all is mashed and has the consistency of a sauce.
  4. Serving suggestion: get a bowl and layer with marrow first, then pasta, then the sauce then cheese and melt in the microwave until cheese has melted.

Tips

  • You can replace marrow with aubergine or courgettes if you wish as they all have similar consistency.
  • If you find the marrow slices drying up in the frying pan, you can add a splash of water to allow it to cook further without creating smoke in the kitchen.
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This entry was published on 27/12/2014 at 7:30 pm. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Pasta bake meets lasagne

  1. Yea.. Thanks for sharing this πŸ™‚
    This is a blog where I will love to visit πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    It will help ‘bhaiya’ ( the cook) to get some stunning tastes from the kitchen.
    Thanks!!!

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