On Thursdays, Mr.P fasts and on those days, if i have a lot of time on my hands, i do make an effort in cooking up a meal that only i enjoy. While most of the Thursdays are spent eating just rice and some curry, when i m really in a mood, i do make a pasta or some egg fried rice to please my tummy. This pasta happened like that. I followed no particular recipe. Just went with whatever i felt like and it tasted like so many good things at once- cheese, tomatoes, basil and finally, pasta!
Recipe For Cheesy Tomato Pasta
( Penne pasta in sauce and cheese)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Penne pasta 1 c
Homemade Pasta Sauce 1 recipe
Olive oil 2 tsp
Onion 1 large chopped finely
Cheddar cheese ¼ c grated
Mozarella cheese ¼ c grated
Salt to taste
Cook pasta in plenty of water until soft. I prefer mine cooked completely. But you can cook it al dente too.
Once the pasta is done, drain water and rinse under cold water.
Add a teaspoon of oil and mix well. Set aside.
Heat a pan with oil.
Saute the chopped onions till golden brown.
Now,add the sauce and cook for about 3 mins.
Add the cooked pasta and salt next and mix gently.
Once done, preheat the oven to 180 C.
Transfer the pasta to a oven proof bowl.
Top with grated cheese.
Bake for 10 mins or until cheese is fully melted.