Best Baked Cheesy Pasta with Meatballs

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Meatballs

Serves 3 – 4
3 cups pasta of your choice
Grilled meatballs
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or to taste
1 teaspoon Curry powder
1 Teaspoon Red chilli powder
½ Teaspoon garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon paprika {optional}
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger paste
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic paste
1/4 to 1/2/ teaspoon finely crushed cumin
½ medium Chopped Onion or to taste
1/4 to 1/2 finely crushed coriander
salt to taste
1 green chilli or to taste
1 to 2 teaspoons red chilli flakes or to taste (optional for a spicier version)

A} Boil the pasta as per packet directions with some salt and a teaspoon of oil
B} Drain in a colander and set aside.
C} In a large pan, heat the oil on medium
D} Add the chopped onion, ginger & garlic, 1 green chilli and fry for a few seconds.
E} Add in the chopped tomatoes
F} Cook until all the water from the tomatoes dries up
G} Add the garam masala, crushed cumin, red chilli flakes and salt
H} Now add the baked meatballs and a bit of water about 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup, bring to a boil for about 2 minute
I} Reduce the heat and keep on low heat, covered & cook for 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally
J} Now add the boiled pasta into the meatball masala, mix together.
K} Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
L} Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

cheese pasta before baked

M} Bake uncovered
N} Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for about 8 – 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted
Serve with some salad any kind of bread {optional}

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Written by Farhat

Farhat Abbas

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