Instant Vegetable Macaroni/Pasta is an easy dish prepared in just under 30 mins; while your pasta is boiling away prep for your meal within mins.
So as the one to cook in the family we all have a lazy day, a ‘dont feel like cooking’ day or its so hot that you need an instant dish. But why to compromise on taste. Out of instant or one pot recipes this one serves my family on top as pasta/macaroni is loved by all.
But to prepare red sauce from scratch(assuming you do that every time you cook pasta) or take it out of jar(full or added preservatives) or make your own white sauce which is again maida and butter and cheese.
So I am way past all that; I just dont bother to put any sauce. Wondering what exactly I do? Read Further!!
Directions to make INSTANT VEGETABLE MACARONI/PASTA-
1 Large red onion sliced
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup capsicum
1 cup cabbage thinly sliced(I prefer to use the head of cabbage for pasta)
3 cups macaroni(1 cup per person)
Salt & pepper as per taste
1 cup grated Cheese(I have used processed cheese but you can use any or a mixture of two)
In a big pot boil 8 cups water and add 2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp salt. Add pasta and boil till al-dente.
In a large pan heat oil. Add onion, red and yellow bell pepper, capsicum and cabbage.
* I did all the chopping on the go while the pasta was still boiling.
Saute all the veggies on high heat as that they char and not steam.
Add Salt & pepper.
Now strain the macaroni and reserve the water.
Add macaroni to the veggies. Mix.
Add grated cheese in 3 portions. Add the first, mix and repeat.
* This ensures that cheese is mixed all over the pasta same.
If you feel the pasta is too dry, just add the pasta water that was reserved from boiling pasta. Add just so much you need(a little at a time).
Serve Hot!! Enjoy.
The pasta is not obviously very creamy as I haven’t used any sauce. How ever you can refer to my post Homemade Pasta Sauce for red tomato-y sauce and Penne Pasta In Whitte Sauce for a basic whole wheat white pasta sauce. Add them as per your liking. Pasta tastes good with the addition of various veggies, and some cheese. You can clearly see the cracked black pepper which gives an amazing after taste.
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