Thursday, 21 August 2014

Baked Pasta

Hey you all !
I know its been a long time since I've posted anything. I went to Pakistan to spend Eid with my family, came back a few days ago. And than i got the flu, so a lot has happened.

 The packing and unpacking kind of takes a toll on me. What to take from here, and what not to. Gifts for everyone. Going from Oman, i thought i wouldn't have a lot of luggage to bring back, as i'd give all the gift there but wrong again, me and J had 43 kgs of extra baggage :/ pretty crazy. And than after THAT ordeal we come here and we had to unpack, it took me about a week to do so. I was so tired by the time i was done !

It was the first eid after my wedding, so this trip was already really tiring. But there's one good side to all this, we did get a lot of Eidi (from my side of the family, lets make that clear :D ):D haha :D

Anyways, I made this recipe in Ramadan, hoping to post it sooner but just couldn't find the time. So here it it.

You'll need :
2-3 cups of RED MEAT SAUCE ( You can find the recipe by clicking on the link)

For White Sauce:
2 tbsp of Butter
2-3 tbsp of All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cup of Milk
1 cup of Chicken Stock (made with chicken powder or chicken cube)
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp of Black pepper
a pinch of Dried Thyme
a pinch of Dried Oregano

Other ingredients:
1 Carrot diced
1 Capsicum diced
2-3 Spring Onions chopped
1 cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
2 cups of Pasta

Make RED SAUCE, keep Aside

Stir fry Vegetables in a little oil with a bit of salt and pepper. Keep aside.

Boil any type of pasta you like. Keep Aside.

For the white sauce: Add butter in a pan, when melted add flour, cook till fragrant. keep stirring to prevent burning.
Add milk little at a time to prevent lumps from forming. It will instantly starts to thicken. If lumps are formed, dont panic, add a little bit more milk and blend everything together and pass through a sieve.
Add chicken stock, salt, pepper, oregano and thyme. Let it cook till it reaches a saucy consistency (not too thick, as you'd be pouring this over the pasta)

Grease a baking dish with butter/oil.
Add the meat sauce to the bottom of the dish.

Cover with pasta.

Add the stir fried Vegetables

...the white sauce

Top it with mozzarella cheese 

Bake at 180 for 25-30 minutes.

Take out and Enjoy !

Linking the recipe to Back to School Lunch Ideas


  1. wow sidra... your pasta is truly amazing :) i am coming with a plate :D pass me some lol.. clicks are awesome too.. nice work dear

  2. Thank you so much for such a nice post. It looks very delicious, indeed Pakistani cooking recipes have their charm.

  3. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes

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