Monday, September 26, 2011

Fusilli Pasta with Neapolitan Tomato Sauce

fusilli pasta

Pasta is one of my most favorite Italian dish and I enjoy all forms and shapes of them :) Be it with a white sauce or a tomato base, they are just yummy!! :)

Neapolitan sauce is also known as Marinara sauce in the US and is a quick version of tomato based sauce which goes really well with pastas. The flavor of basil would make it simply delicious :)

The addition of colorful and healthy veggies make it more interesting and yummilicious :)

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Fusilli pasta - 2 cups
Green bell pepper - 1/2
Yellow bell pepper - 1/2
Red bell pepper - 1/2
Tomatoes - 6
Garlic - 3 pods
Paprika - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Chilly flakes - for taste(optional)
Basil herb - 1 tsp (or use 1/2 cup fresh basil)
Salt - for taste
Olive oil
Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup

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Heat 4 cups of water with a tsp of salt in a pan and add the pasta to it. Boil until the pasta is well cooked. Drain the pasta and rinse in fresh cold water. Keep aside.

Choose well ripen tomatoes. Make slits in the tomatoes and blanch them in hot water for 3 mins. Peel the tomatoes, discard their skin, remove seeds and puree them.

Split the broccoli florets and blanch them in hot water for three mins. Drain and keep aside.

Chop garlic finely. Dice bell peppers into small cubes.

Take 3 tsps of olive oil in a pan and add the chopped garlic. Add the bell peppers and fry for two mins. Pour in the tomato puree and add the basil, pepper powder, paprika, chilly flakes and salt to it. Allow this to boil until the sauce becomes thick. Add the broccoli and give a stir. To this add the cooked pasta and grated cheese. Toss gently and serve hot :)

Enjoy the mouth watering fusilli pasta :)

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Adding vegetables is purely optional. You can keep it simple with just the tomato sauce base.

You can grate some cheese on top and microwave it for few mins before serving for a cheesy pasta :) oops sinful pasta!! :P

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I bet you would lick your plate clean :P

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Written by: Nithya
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Divya Kudua said...

I was not a pasta fan at all,but would you believe me if I said I am a big convert now and I am commenting just after having a bowl of Penne with white sauce and vegetables for dinner?Love the marinara sauce too,tangy and delicious!!

Sudha Sabarish said...

Wow that's looking too yummy and tasty.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious one of our favourite meals too
looks wonderful

Preeti Kashyap said...

this looks so soul filling...yummy!

Priyanka said...

I love pasta...and loved ur recipe. The colorful look is wonderful

Umm Mymoonah said...

Love that flavor of the sauce, yumm!

Sashquatch said...

Im back at uni now and recipes like this are purely priceless, easy and scrummy i couldnt ask for more! gorgeous :)

Nitha said...

Wow.. that looks yumm..

turmericnspice said...

awesome photography Looks mouthwatering yumicious !!

Sobha Shyam said...

i love pasta and this looks very yummy..

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Absolutely lovely and yumm :)

Julie said...

lovely pasta recipe..looks yum yum!!
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KrithisKitchen said...

Pasta with home made marinara.. that too with lottts of veggies.. Love it..
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Suja Manoj said...

Filling and super yum..nice clicks dear

Gauri Trivedi said...

simple recipe, looks pretty tasty and wonderful clicks too

soujanya said...

looking super yummm!!
n ofcourse lovely clicks..

Soundspicy said...

Pasta, all time favorite..looks yummy and mouth watering and i'm hungry now :)

Unknown said...

awesome the pictorial.........

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Suhaina said...

perfectly done...looks so yummy and very very tempting...wonderful clicks...

Rekha shoban said...

yummy pasta!!!looks colourful!!

Suhaina said...

perfectly done...looks so yummy and very very tempting...wonderful clicks...

Arch said...

Never made such pastaas, mine are always white sauce ones.Temme, can i use store bought tomato puree here?

Neetz said...

i do make pastas but never tried this waay.. definitely will look into this :)

Sum said...

Lovely looking pasta...

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

the pasta looks absolutely inviting and delicious:0

Tina said...

yummy yummy...

Priya Suresh said...

Who will say no to this wonderful looking pasta, seriously am drooling rite now here..

Unknown said...

I luv pastas too but havent tasted this fusilli pasta..looks and sounds yum. The 4th click looks apt for a cookbook cover , looks professional :)

prasanna venkatesh said...

one can never get bored of Italian food !! lovely sauce :-)

Raks said...

Lovely, looks so so yummy! Loved the serving plates looks so elegant! And my favorite polka dots BG :)

Swati Sapna said...

Great pasta recipe!! I just uploaded one on my blog with bow pasta... do check it out.
Nothing like a bowl full of pasta to lift your spirits :)

Tummy Delites said...

absolutely yummy looking kids r going to love it..thanx for the gr8 recipe..

Biny's Recipes said...

wow yummylicious both the recipe and ur clicks

Gayathri NG said...

Lovely and yummu yummy pasta...beautiful cliks dear...

San said...

Marinara sauce will turn any kind of pasta divine. Lovely fusilli pasta with fab clicks nithi.

Aps Kitchen said...

I made it without bell peppers 3 days back..... I'vent tried white sauce one yet.... the tom sauce version is one of my favs

Aps Kitchen said...

I made it without bell peppers 3 days back..... I'vent tried white sauce one yet.... the tom sauce version is one of my favs

Deepthi Shankar said...

I'm gonna try this. What a lovely sauce

Unknown said...

wow really tempting recipe,luks delicious...

Myvegfare said...

wow, that is what my kids would die for :), beautiful clicks as always nithi..., I too make this often.., I can feed this everyday to my youngest daughter!

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