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Baked pasta muffins Recipe

Baked pasta muffins
 is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
 
On :
Wednesday, 18 February, 2015
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
4
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup small macaroni Pasta
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • Chopped vegetables - As needed for topping
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Italian herb
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • How to Make Baked pasta muffins :

    1. Cook pasta as per package instructions with salt. Drain and keep aside. After cooled down, mix with grated mozzarella. Preheat oven at 190 deg. C. Grease a muffin pan with olive oil. Dust it with bread crumbs generously. Tap off the excess crumbs.
    2. Top with the vegetables of your choice. I used broccoli, spinach(both blanched) and onion,tomato and capsicum. I used broccoli in 2, spinach in 2 separately and onion tomato capsicum together in 2 muffins. Top again with mozzarella if you want.
    3. Then sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over every muffin and drizzle some olive oil over it.
    4. Bake this for 15-18 minutes or until a golden crust is formed. Cool down for 4 minutes and spoon out each one carefully.

      Notes:

    5. I have made this 2-3 times and the first time I did not dust the muffin pan initially with bread crumbs. Then realized its necessary for a nice crusty layer that helps in holding the shape too. So don't skip that step.
    6. You can mix as less as 1/4 cup cheese with the pasta. This cheese also helps in binding the pasta together and hold its shape.
    7. I blanched broccoli and spinach in the same water I boiled the pasta.
    8. Depending upon the oven model, the baking time may vary. So bake until you get a crusty golden coloured top.

      Recipe and Image courtesy: Rak`s Kitchen






     

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