Posts Tagged ‘Mozzarella cheese’

Pasta with Lima beans and spinach

Whenever I announce that ‘I am gonna make pasta  today’,  ‘Pastaaaa’ (read with lower tone) stretches my hubby  and nods with  no other go and on the other hand, ‘Paastaaaa’  (read with high tone) screams my daughter out of joy. What a scenario? But I vote for pasta always and we get  the majority and win. It is always a perfect way to make my daughter eat the veggies.        



 PastaMostaccioli type -1/2 pound

Fresh lima beans- 1 cup

Pasta sauce- 1/2 cup

Onion-1 no

Garlic- 4 cloves

Spinach- 1 cup

Mozarella chesse- 1 cup

Olive oil- 1 tbsp

Ingredients- Chopped onion, chopped spinach,Garlic,Mostaccioli and lima beans


Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt  and cook the pasta to al dente. It should not be well cooked  for it is going to continue cooking in the oven. Drain the pasta and keep aside.

Chop spinach, onion and garlic. 

Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic followed by onion. After onion turns transparent add lima beans and spinach. Fry till spinach wilt and add the pasta sauce and salt (just for the veggies). Mix in pasta and stir slightly and transfer them to the baking pan. Cover the top layer with grated mozarella cheese.

Preheat the oven to 375 deg. Bake the pasta for 20 min. Atlast, turn the oven to broiler setting for another 3-5 min. Keep an eye when it is broiling for it may burn your cheeses. Dig in for healthy start in the morning.

Baked to perfection

 This is my entry for WBB #7 event  hosted by my friend Nandita


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Pizza in my way

        It was my friend’s birthday. I wanted to treat her in a special way. She loves  pizza but restrains herself  bcoz of the fat in the cheese. I wanted to put a smile on her face without fear in her heart. So, I went on and made a pizza with a low moisture part skim cheese.  I always keep a stock of store brought prebaked pizza crusts for my daughter. 


Prebaked pizza crust-1

Pizza sauce /pasta sauce – 2 tablespoon

Sauted onion and green pepper

Tomato cut like a flower to be the centre piece

Grated Mozzarella cheese- 1 cup



Sauting the onion and green pepper


Moisten  the base with olive oil, Spread the pasta sauce liberally.  Spread a base of grated cheese. Arrange the onion and peppers with the tomato carving at the centre. Sprinkle liberal amount of cheese again on top.

                         Ready to bake

Bake in preheated oven at 450 deg for 12 minutes or till crust look browned.

Note : Place the pizza on the lowermost rack of your oven . Place them on the rack directly for a crisper crust.


Yummy pizza

 Hope you enjoyed my version of pizza.I made light and got  a bright smile from my friend.


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