Thursday, 5 May 2011

Cappellacci Pasta with tomato sauce and boiled vegetables.

Cappellacci is pasta made from durum wheat flour in a shape that reminds you of a well worn sunhat. This pasta swells considerably with cooking and tastes great with a spicy tomato sauce. I love this dish as it is such a healthy dish and such a favourite with my son. I tend to make pasta, pasta sauce and boiled vegetables all separately to enable everyone in the family to add whatever they like to their pasta

Ingredients for 4 servings:

3 cups Cappellacci Pasta
6-8 cups of blended tinned tomatoes or smooth Passata sauce
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2-3 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon oregano
3-4 cloves of blended garlic
1 teaspoon of blended ginger
1 medium onion
2-3 fresh green chillies
3 bowls of any boiled vegetables (we chose cauliflower, baby carrots, peas and green string beans)
2-3 bowls of gratted cheddar cheese
Plus any condiments you like such black pepper, crushed red chillies etc…


The timing of this is important as you don’t want to overcook your pasta:

1. Take one tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan and heat it.

2. Add the salt, garlic, ginger to the tomato sauce and add it to the oil once it’s heated up.

3. Allow this tomato sauce to simmer away. Once cooked, add the oregano to it before serving. (For those of you who like hot and spicy food, you can add chilly powder or green chillies to the sauce when it is simmering.)

4. In a separate saucepan, add one teaspoon of salt to a litre of water and boil your vegetables until cooked.

5. Boil a litre of water in a large saucepan and add teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to it.

6. Add the cappellacci pasta to it and cook it according to the instructions on the packet. Mine asked for it to be cooked for 5-7 minutes.

7. Chop the tomatoes and green chillies finely.

8. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and get ready to serve it.

9. Drain the bolied vegetables too.

10. Pour the tomato sauce over the pasta, serve the vegetables separately or on top of the tomato sauce topped with onions, green chillies and grated cheese plus any condiments you enjoy..

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  1. good healthy pasta..colourful too!

  2. Slurp,mouthwatering here..

  3. That is a very new kind of pasta and it looks so cute, specially the design on it :)

  4. Perfect entry for the event :-) Kids will love this colorful pasta

  5. My son love this pasta & alwalys looks for the variety..Thanks for sharing it..

  6. OMg, wat a fabulous dish, even grown up kids like me love tis yummy pastas with veggies..

  7. That pasta looks really colorful n delicious..nice shape..:)

  8. Healthy and delicious, love the cute pasta shapes.

  9. Dear Mina
    How are you?
    Very nice pasta recipe. I shall try soon.I need to see if all the ingredients are available in India. Have a nice weekend

  10. Oh wow quite tempting. I am loving the colors of this yummy pasta! :)

  11. That pasta is really good for your kids. You should definitely try that recipe sometime.

    italian ingredients

  12. The food looks scrumptious, thank you for sharing this recipe.
    catering nyc


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