Red Sauce Pasta Recipe (with vegetables) | Pasta in Red Sauce | Tomato pasta Recipe

Red Sauce Pasta Recipe (with vegetables) | Pasta in Red Sauce | Tomato pasta Recipe

 

Red Sauce Pasta Recipe (with vegetables) | How to make pasta in Red sauce | Recipe of tomato pasta with step by step instructions

 

Red Sauce Pasta Recipe (with vegetables)

 

Red sauce pasta recipe is a delicious dish that combines pasta with mix of vegetables in a homemade tasty red sauce made with tomatoes and herbs. This pasta tastes good every time with or without veggies.

Making pasta is very easy and simple. It requires just a few ingredients and a perfect sauce.

Whether it’s a Red Sauce Pasta Recipe (with vegetables) or White sauce pasta (without using maida),  the key lies in using perfect recipe to make it or mar it.

In addition to that, the technique to cook perfect pasta (Al Dante) is equally important here.

 

 

What are the ingredients to make Red Sauce Pasta Recipe (with vegetables)

The recipe to make Red Sauce Pasta  (with vegetables) is a classic Italian style red color pasta, also known as Arrabiata. It is made with Homemade Pizza pasta Sauce some vegetables and cooked pasta of course.

Here adding vegetable is optional, you can go ahead and make without it also. But since it makes the pasta a wholesome meal, we prefer to add it.

You will need these as main ingredients.

Red Sauce:

The homemade sauce is made with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic and some herbs.

Pizza pasta sauce in white bowl to make Red sauce pasta

 

Make sure to use ripe, red tomatoes. I have used fresh basil leaves along with oregano and chili flakes.

Pasta:

For making pasta, you can use any variety of semolina, whole wheat or any other pasta. Here I have used Spiral pasta.

Boiled pasta in colander

Also, you can use spaghetti, elbow, penne, fusilli, farfalle or shell pasta.

Vegetables:

Sauted mix vegetables

 

I have used a mix of mushrooms, Broccoli, Zucchini, bell peppers, French beans, cabbage, baby corn and American corn.

 

Pasta recipe with Indian twist

Red Sauce Pasta Recipe is known for its taste, flavor and creaminess in every bite.

However, the recipe is very much inspired from the italian cuisine but I have  a customized the recipe to suit my family’s preferences.

Red sauce pasta is the perfect dinner and a delicious comfort food for the days when you are in no mood to cook something elaborate.

As we generally eat this for dinner, we prefer to have it with lots of veggies, which otherwise my picky eaters wouldn’t prefer.

I always serve this with garlic bread and soup like Beetroot soupMushroom soup or Pumpkin soup.

If you want to enjoy Indian style spicy red sauce pasta at home, follow these simple step by step instructions.

 

Process to make Red Sauce Pasta Recipe (with vegetables)

 

Prepare the vegetables

Stir fry all the vegetables one by one in oil and add them in the end while making pasta.

 

Boil Pasta

Take enough water in a deep bottom pan and place it on stove on high flame. Once it starts boiling add salt, give it a good stir and add pasta to it.

On a medium flame, let it boil for about 10 minutes. The pasta should be boiled until al-dente (cooked but not very soft).

Strain the macaroni in a colander and separate it with fork with light strokes, to avoid them from sticking.  Reserve the boiled pasta water to adjust the sauce consistency.

In addition to that we will not wash the boiled pasta under cold water, so that nutrients are not lost.

 

Make Red sauce

Let’s begin with blanching the tomatoes first. Clean wash and put a cross mark on the base of all tomatoes. This will help to peel the tomatoes easily.

Fill a wide pan with enough water and add slitted tomatoes to it. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, lower the flame and cover and cook tomatoes till it softens. It will take nearly 5 minutes.

Switch off the flame and let the tomatoes cool completely.  Don’t discard the water, you can use this as vegetable stock to make gravies and curries.

 

Remove the peel and chop tomatoes into chunks with knife and discard the seeds.

If you wish to have your pizza sauce smooth, at this stage pulse it in the mixer. Keep it aside.

Next heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add crushed garlic and chillies. Saute it for a while till the raw smell of garlic goes away.

 

Collage showing red sauce making pics

To this add in the chopped onion, add some salt to help the onion cook faster and cook till slightly brown.

Mix in the blanched tomatoes. Cook them well. Add oregano, chilli flakes, red chilli powder and brown sugar.

Cover and cook for few more minutes till the sauce becomes thick. Test the taste and adjust the spices accordingly. In the last, tear few basil leaves roughly and add it into pizza sauce.

Cool and store in a glass jar under refrigeration if you are not using it right away. It stays good for almost a week.

 

To Assemble pasta

Heat a pan, add prepared tomato sauce. Once hot, add sauted vegetables.

Sauted vegetables with red sauce in a pan

 

 

After that, add boiled pasta and gently mix everything well.

 

Assembling of red sauce pasta

In the last, add grated mozarella and processed cheese. Serve hot with toasted garlic bread for a sumptuous meal.

 

Notes :

1. To make this recipe you can make ahead tomato sauce and store in the fridge.

2. Likewise, saute vegetables and store in the fridge.

3. Next day, just boil pasta and stir in everything together.

4. Adjust the spice level according to your preference.

5. Use veges of your choice, feel free to skip or add.

6. You can make this recipe without veges also. This pasta tastes good every time with or without veggies.

7. To make this recipe Vegan, use vegan cheese or completely omit it.

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Red Sauce Pasta Recipe (with vegetables) | Vegan Pasta in Red Sauce | Tomato pasta Recipe

Red sauce pasta recipe is a delicious dish that combines pasta with mix of vegetables in a homemade tasty red sauce made with tomatoes and herbs
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, snacks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Arrabiata pasta, Red sauce pasta, Vegan pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

For Pasta

  • 1 cup pasta
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • As required Water- for boiling pasta

To Make Red sauce

  • 6 Red ripe tomatoes
  • 8 Garlic flakes
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Chilli flakes
  • 3 Basil leaves
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • As required Mozarella cheese
  • As required Processed cheese

For Vegetables

  • 10 mushrooms
  • 1 floret Broccoli
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1/4 cup Mix bell peppers
  • 6 French beans
  • 1/4 cup cabbage
  • 4 baby corns
  • 1/4 cup American corn

Instructions

Prepare the vegetables

  • Stir fry all the vegetables one by one in oil and add them in the end while making pasta.

Boil Pasta

  • Take enough water in a deep bottom pan and place it on stove on high flame. Once it starts boiling add salt, give it a good stir and add pasta to it.
  • On a medium flame, let it boil for about 10 minutes. The pasta should be boiled until al-dente (cooked but not very soft).
  • Strain the macaroni in a colander and separate it with fork with light strokes, to avoid them from sticking.  Reserve the boiled pasta water to adjust the sauce consistency.
  • In addition to that we will not wash the boiled pasta under cold water, so that nutrients are not lost.

Make Red sauce

  • Let’s begin with blanching the tomatoes first. Clean wash and put a cross mark on the base of all tomatoes. This will help to peel the tomatoes easily.
  • Fill a wide pan with enough water and add slitted tomatoes to it. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, lower the flame and cover and cook tomatoes till it softens. It will take nearly 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and let the tomatoes cool completely.  Don't discard the water, you can use this as vegetable stock to make gravies and curries.
  • Remove the peel and chop tomatoes into chunks with knife and discard the seeds.
  • If you wish to have your pizza sauce smooth, at this stage pulse it in the mixer. Keep it aside.
  • Next heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add crushed garlic and chillies. Saute it for a while till the raw smell of garlic goes away.
  • To this add in the chopped onion, add some salt to help the onion cook faster and cook till slightly brown.
  • Mix in the blanched tomatoes. Cook them well. Add oregano, chilli flakes, red chilli powder and brown sugar.
  • Cover and cook for few more minutes till the sauce becomes thick. Test the taste and adjust the spices accordingly. In the last, tear few basil leaves roughly and add it into pizza sauce.
  • Cool and store in a glass jar under refrigeration if you are not using it right away. It stays good for almost a week.

To Assemble pasta

  • Heat a pan, add prepared tomato sauce. Once hot add sauted vegetables. After that, add boiled pasta and gently mix everything well.
  • In the last, add grated mozarella and processed cheese. Serve hot with toasted garlic bread for a sumptuous meal.

Notes

1. To make this recipe you can make ahead tomato sauce and store in the fridge.
2. Likewise, saute vegetables and store in the fridge.
3. Next day, just boil pasta and stir in everything together.
4. Adjust the spice level according to your preference.
5. Use veges of your choice, feel free to skip or add.
6. You can make this recipe without veges also. This pasta tastes good every time with or without veggies.
7. To make this recipe Vegan, use vegan cheese or completely omit it.

 

 

 

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