Saturday, 17 January 2015

Baked Pasta in a Bun

My take on simple Buns....I added some fun!! 
Now add pasta excitement together with a bun :- ))

Ingredients:
  • 2 Dinner rolls/ Buns
  • 1 bowl cooked/boiled whole wheat pasta
  • Some fresh chopped vegetables of your choice- I used mushrooms, red and yellow bell peppers, corn and broccoli 
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste 

For  b├ęchamel sauce/white sauce:
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1/2 bowl grated processed cheese
  • Salt to taste 
  • Crushed black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes(optional)
  • 1 tbsp butter

Method:
Bechamel sauce:
  • Heat butter in a pan over medium heat, add flour and cook for about a minute, do not let it brown.
  • Add in milk stirring the mixture continuously to avoid any lump formation.
  • Bring it to a boil, add salt, black pepper ad some chilli flakes.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes till you get the desired thick consistency. 
  • Switch off the flame add half of the cheese, stir well and keep this aside.

Pasta:
  • In a large pan heat olive oil, add vegetables and saute for a minute. 
  • Add boiled pasta and mix well.
  • Season it with oregano, salt and some pepper and cook on medium flame for a minute.
  •  Add half of the  bechamel sauce reserving 3-4 tbsp for later use. 
  • Switch off the flame and keep it aside.


Assembling:
  • Cut the dinner roll from the top, scoop out the centre of the bun. 
  • Spoon the prepared pasta in the cavity, pour some bechamel sauce and top it with some grated cheese.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 3-4 minutes at 200 degree C.
  • Serve hot.