Pasta – Who doesn’t like it? With all its shapes, sizes and colors, it sure captures everyone’s (at least almost everyone) taste buds. The sauces that are used to make pasta these days also has a ton of options. I heard that in India pre-made sauce comes in small pouches along with pasta and it is tailored to Indian taste buds. Wow, I bet it is yum just not the original Italian version. Nevertheless, my recipe here is neither a pure Italian version I am sure, but I have always tried to follow the original version and over the years developed a sense of what ingredients go well together and I have made this recipe and everyone in my family enjoyed it and I hope your family does it too.
Recipe: (Makes for about 4 – 5 people)
2 Cups Pasta
10 – 12 cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup grated Fontina or Mozzarella cheese
2 tsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Chili pepper flakes as per your taste
Cook and drain pasta aldenta. In a vessel, heat oil, add the pepper flakes and then the cherry tomatoes. Stir them well and let it cook for about 2 -3 minutes. Then add the nutmeg, pasta, cheeses (except Parmesan), salt, pepper and stir well. Transfer this into a baking dish. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and let it bake until the top becomes golden brown. Serve hot.
NOTE: Please adjust the amount of cheese as per your taste.