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Baked Penne in Red and White sauce

Mehak Joshi
15 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Baked Penne in Red and White sauce RECIPE

Some like white sauce Pasta and some like red sauce. But have you ever tried the best of both worlds.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • Italian
  • Simmering
  • Whisking
  • Baking
  • Basic recipe
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 700 gm Penne Pasta (white or brown)
  2. 1 large onion
  3. 5 medium tomatoes
  4. 8 cloves of Garlic
  5. 1 inch ginger
  6. 2 medium Green Bell peppers
  7. 2 Green Chilies
  8. 1 tsp pepper
  9. 1 tsp Oregano
  10. 1 tbsp Pasta sauce (optional)
  11. 1 tbsp olive oil
  12. 1 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  13. 1 cup Milk
  14. For white sauce:
  15. 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  16. 1/2 cup Grated Mozzarella
  17. 1/2 cup Boiling water
  18. A pinch of Salt and pepper


  1. Boil the pasta with salt and 1 teaspoon oil. Keep aside.
  2. Finely chop the onion, bell pepper and tomato. In a non stick wok, heat olive oil and saute the onions till pink and translucent.
  3. Turn the heat low, mince the ginger and garlic and add it to onions. Also add chopped bell pepper.
  4. Cook for 4-5 to minutes till the bell pepper is soft. Now add tomatoes, salt, green chilies.
  5. Cook tomatoes until soft. Add a cup of water and simmer till thick sauce is formed. Mix the pasta in the sauce and mix well. Add the additional pasta sauce. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree Centigrade.
  7. For white sauce: Mix the flour in cold milk until completely dissolved. Bring it to a boil on low heat. Stir continuously, to avoid any lumps.
  8. Once a thick consistency is formed turn off the heat. Add cheese, boiling water, pepper and salt.
  9. Put the cooked pasta in red sauce in an oven proof dish and pour white sauce over it. Spread bread crumbs on top with white sauce and cover it evenly.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the breadcrumbs are nice and crisp. Serve immediately.

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Mehak Joshi
Mehak Joshi   Oct-01-2016

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