I was bored trying the same pastas with normal sauces, so i decided to try something interesting.I had seen in many recipes that after cooking pasta sometimes its baked with cheese, so i decided to try something similar.So i prepared this layered and baked macaroni.But i tried to make it more innovative so i used two sauces in between the layers of macaroni pasta along with veges and cheese.I made marinara sauce and bechamel sauce , and used it in layers between.I baked it with cheese and it tasted awesome.It got over in no time.Give it a try once, i am damn sure you will like it.
2 cups macaroni pasta(or any other pasta)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup sliced onions
2 cup sliced capsicum
1 cup grated mozerella cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tea spoon chilli flakes
2 tea spoon mixed herbs
For Marinara Sauce:
5-6 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 n 1/2 cup tomato puree
2-3 fresh basil leaves
1 tea spoon kashmiri chilli powder
1/4 tea spoon pepper powder
1/2 tea spoon oregeno
Bechamel Sauce(you can refer its recipe here)
Heat enough water and when its starts boiling add salt and oil.Then add macaroni to it and cook it till done.Drain the water and pass running cold water through it.Spread on a plate and keep aside.
To make marinara sauce. First heat butter in a pan.Saute garlic pieces in it till light brown.Then add chopped onion and saute till almost cooked.Now add hand torn fresh basil leaves and saute for 1 min.Add tomato puree and mix.Add salt,chilli powder and pepper powder.When it starts boiling add oregeno and remove from flame.
Heat a pan and add 1 table spoon butter.Add the sliced onions and saute till they are soft.Now add sliced capsicum and saute till it gets cooked and onions become brown.Now ad sliced mushrooms and saute for a min.Add salt and close and cook for 2 mins.Keep it aside.
Now take a baking dish and grease it.Spread a layer of half qunatity of cooked macaroni evenly.Spread all the tossed veges all over evenly on it.Spread enough marinara sauce so that it covers all the veges well.Spinkle some chilli flakes and mixed herbs.I have shown a pic below of half spread marinara sauce.
Now spread layer on remaining macaroni on it evenly.Pour the prepared bechamel sauce all over it as shown below.
Now spinkle bread crumbs and grated cheese on it as seen below.
Bake it at 180 deg for 20 mins or till all the cheese melts and turns slight brown.Cut in pieces and serve hot.
NOTE: You can even add one egg white in bechamel sauce .When cooked remove from flame add egg white and whisk countinously, do not allow to form lumps.Again cook it for 1 min stirring countinously.
Preparation Time : 35 mins