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Pasta Au Gratin

Jul 19, 2012         no comment.

When you talk about comfort food, Au Gratin is one dish that comes to my mind. Loads of cheese, sauce and vegetable/pasta layered and baked gives the ultimate feeling of being in a comfortable place enjoying homey food. 🙂 Try this delicious Pasta Au Gratin; a combination of Italian & French cuisine in your Microwave!

PASTA AU GRATIN RECIPE (Microwave Pasta Au Gratin)

(Print this recipe)

300 grams – Pasta
1 Onion chopped
1 cup fresh mixed vegetables
1 tsp Olive Oil(or any other oil)
Mint basil Pesto Sauce*
Tomato Sauce*
White Sauce*
Parmesan/ Cheddar/ Mozzarella Cheese*
Salt – to taste*
Chili Flakes & Oregano*
* I haven’t given any measurements for these because you can use as much as you want!

I. Make the Pesto Sauce (or buy)
II. Make the White Sauce (or buy)
III. Make the Tomato Sauce (or buy)
IV. Boil the Pasta
V. Prepare the Au Gratin dish.
V. Microwave away

I. Make the Pesto Sauceclick here for recipe

II. Make the White Sauce – click here for recipe

III. Make the Tomato Sauce – click here for recipe

IV. Make the Pasta
1. Heat water in a pan with generous amounts of salt.
2. Put the pasta in the hot water & let it boil for about 1 minute.
(don’t cook completely since you are gonna keep in microwave too)

3. Filter the water & transfer the pasta to cool water.

4. Heat oil in a pan.
5. Add onions & veggies & stir fry for about 2 minutes.

6. Add salt per taste.
7. Add the Pasta & mix well.

8. Separate the Pasta into to bowls. In one, mix it with Pesto Sauce

9. In other, mix with tomato sauce / Pizza sauce (I used ketchup)

V. Prepare the Au Gratin dish –
1. Take a microwave safe bowl/dish. Add some Pesto Pasta to the dish.

2. Then, drizzle white sauce all over it.

3. Add grated cheese.
4. Next put some Red (tomato sauce) Pasta on top of it.

5. White Sauce & then cheese.

6. Repeat until the dish is filled / Pasta is over.
7. Skip if you want: Add lots of cheese all over the dish. (of course, you can be health-conscious & add just a spoon-full! :P)

8. Sprinkle some Oregano & Chili Flakes on top.

VI. Microwave Away
My Microwave doesn’t have any temperatures or anything. A simple heat or grill option. So what I did was –
1. Cover the dish with a plastic wrap or lid
2. Heat (for cheese to melt) for 2 minutes.
3. Grill for 5 minutes.

Enjoy the comfort food! Since it is cooked in the Microwave, the dish won’t be as authentic as a au gratin baled.

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