Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's ROTINI inside.......


Bell peppers/capsicum are the ones thats grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as "sweet peppers".As they are mild and sweet they are used abundantly just like any other vegetables to prepare varities of dishes.They taste so great when roasted.They also add so much color to the dish as they are available in 4 different colors-red,green,yellow and orange.Here I have used green peppers and stuffed them with rotini pasta and baked till its tender.It is absolutely delicious.I recommend this to everyone who love pasta.You can use any color you have in stock.




INGREDIENTS

Bell peppers - 2-3 nos

rotini - 2 cups

pasta sauce - 1 1/2 cups, any store bought

shredded mozarela and cheddar cheese - 1 cup each + a little more for topping(i used fat free)

parmasan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

oil





METHOD


Follow the box instructions and cook the pasta .In a bowl combine the pasta with the sauce and a handful of both the cheeses.Check the seasoning and add salt if needed.Keep it aside.

Preheat oven to 375 deg F.Remove the top portion of the pepper and clean its inside removing the white part and its seeds.Rub its inside and outside with some oil and season it generously with salt and pepper .This is very important otherwise it will taste bland.Now fill the peppers with the pasta leaving some space at the top for cheese.Sprinkle the top with parmasan cheese and shredded mozarella and cheddar cheese.Place it on a oven safe tray or dish and bake it for 45- 50 mins or until the peppers are tender and slightly golden in color.Let it rest for 10- 15 mins before taking out of the oven.Serve it warm on a thin layer of pasta sauce.




30 comments:

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hi Ranji, looks fantastic...and let me congratulate u on ur creativity!! cheese is perfectly browned, and is making me hungry!!

malayali aanallay! so good to see a malayali blogger :-)

Cham said...

Gorgeous cheesy pepper cups, love the stuffing too :)

Pooja said...

thank you Ranji for this colorful entry. I am sure they taste yummy :) .

Shweta said...

That looks awesome! Excellent recipe! Will go ahead and explore more :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Ranji
That was a nice post... That was a different idea to stuff pasta in bel peppers... Loved them a lot...

Hetal said...

hey this looks yummy and its a very hatke combination...gr8

Meera said...

SO deliciously different, Ranji!! I have eaten lots of stuffed bell peppers where stuffing varied from potatoes, rice, besan, kheema but seeing with pasta for the first time. Very creative.

Suma Rajesh said...

well done ranji......its a new stuffing i heard 4 the first time.......looks elegant and yummy.....loved it

Jayashree said...

Bell pepper stuffed with rotini looks delicious...and is a very novel idea..

Nupur said...

Inside out pasta...what a fun idea!

SMN said...

Thats so different way to cook rotni.. luks yummy

Asha said...

YUMMY! Pasta and bell peppers, great combo!:))

sunita said...

Ranji, that is a lovely idea :-)

kamala said...

Ranji this is tooooooo good.Innovative idea.

Sagari said...

peppers look sooooo beautiful ranji ,great idea

Uma said...

unique recipe! Love the way you made it! nice entry.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This is really creative! I've only really used really short pasta for stuffing - things like ditalini or orzo.

Divya Vikram said...

Ranji..looks awesome..how do u get such unique ideas..love the meled cheese on top..would love to grab them now

Madhavi said...

Hey Ranji, oh this looks divine, and that melted cheese on top, humm yummmmmmmmmmm, wonderful entry!!!keep rocking..

Richa said...

that is one lovely dish :)

bhags said...

these rotini stuffed peppers topped with perfect brown cheese..looks so delish........

Maya said...

The roasted peppers with the cheese and rottini looks just great, thats a neat idea and recipe :)..

ranji said...

@JZ
Thank u so much for ur compliemnt..i am really happy :)..good to know u too...welcome to my blog.

cham,pooja shwetha,sukanya,hetal meera,suma,jayashree,nupur,smn,asha,sunitha,kamala,sagari ,uma,fearless kitchen..thank u so much.I really appreciate ur feedbacks:)

@divya vikram...constant support and encouragement from ppl like u really motivates me and gives me new ideas...thank u so much:)

madhavi,bhags,maya,richa..thank u so much..i aprecite ur feedbacks:)

Vani said...

What a delightful idea to stuff pasta in bell pepper! Looks awesome! :)

Siri said...

stuffing Rotini is such a cool idea.. and the cheesy tops.. yummy..:D

Siri

sowmya said...

liked the combination...superb entry..

Nanditha Prabhu said...

that was a great entry.. would like to try that some time:)

Madhuram said...

Stuffed peppers with rotini looks gorgeous Ranji.

Pooja said...

dear Ranji,
did u see , who won the most creative recipe with bell peppers ?

Devi Priya said...

Great and simple recipe! keep it up!