Shell Pasta With Tomato Cheese Sauce...!!!

Author: Siddhi Shirsat // Category: ,

This sun on 25th oct was the world pasta day. So i decided to make some kind of pasta with cheese. I had this shell pasta at home so decided to make this tomato cheese sauce and mix with it.They tasted good, cheese gave the sauce nice richness and taste.I had flavoured the sauce with garlic and herbs to enhance its taste.


100 gms shell pasta
1 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
3/4 cup grated mozerella cheese
7-8 garlic cloves chopped
1 big onion chopped finely
1 table spoon chilli flakes
1 table spoon italian herbs
3-4 fresh basil leaves
1/2 tea spoon white pepper
extra virgin olive oil


Boil 1 litre of water and when its starts boling add some salt and 1 table spoon of oil.Then add the pasta and let them get cooked. When they are done and enough soft, remove them from flame. Drain all the water and keep them under running cold water.Keep them aside.

Now tak a pan and heat olive oil in it.Add Garlic and saute till golden brown. Now, add Onions and fry till they become translucent.Add hand torn fresh basil and saute for 1 min. Now, add Tomato Puree, Tomato Ketchup and Salt and cook until the sauce becomes thick. To this add white pepper powder,oregeno and chilli flakes. Finely add cheese and mix well.

Now to this sauce add the cooked pasta and some more fresh basil leaves.Mix well.Serve hot.

Preparation Time : 20 mins

1 Response to "Shell Pasta With Tomato Cheese Sauce...!!!"

Anonymous Says :
March 18, 2010 at 4:05 PM

I used to make something similar to this after school with shell pasta, cheddar cheese, tomato sauce and a bit of salt. Perhaps if you made white sauce it might change the texture and appearance to a smoother consistency.

Also some advice on the photographs - they look good but the trick they use to get magazine food to look so great is they increase the saturation and contrast levels with software. You can get a free program called GIMP ( that can do these things - just increase the contrast and saturation a bit (under the colors menu) and it will basically have the same effect as putting the food under very bright light - making it look more vibrant and colorful. The photos are a bit dark.. The food looks great but its just the lighting that isn't doing it justice.

You have a nice blog going here.

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