With the young guests coming over to the house last Sunday, I decided to cook baked pasta and I chose the pasta “penne” instead of the usual “elbow”.
Alhamdulillah, everyone seems to enjoy the baked penne and the young guests even requested for a second helping 🙂
Then yesterday night, my daughter told me that her all friends had requested for the recipe. So I decided to type it out here so that they can refer anytime they like.
Baked Penne ala Busu
1 pkt of penne – boil with water (sprinkle with a bit of oil), once soften, drain and wash over with cold water. Drain well and put aside.
1 big and small bottle of spaghetti sauce
1 bottle of Tostitos (refer to the pic below)
1 pkt of minced beef
4 garlic – chopped finely
2 big red onion – diced
2 stalks of coriander leaves – chopped finely
5-6 chili padi (bird’s eye chili) – cut into small pieces, more if you like it spicier
1 tbsp of mixed spiced powder
1 1/2 tbsp of sugar
salt to taste
about 2-3 dash of black pepper powder (optional)
1 green capsicum – diced, put into 1 container
1 yellow capsicum – diced, put into 1 container
4 pieces of chicken sausages – sliced, put into 1 container
enough cherry tomatoes – cut into two, put into 1 container
1 pkt of mozzarella cheese
To make the sauce
In a medium size pot, heat up and add a bit of oil to fry the garlic and onion.
Once the garlic and onion has soften (about 3-5 mins of frying), add the spaghetti sauce and Tostitos sauce.
Add about 1-2 cup of water or more depending on how thick you want the sauce to be. Stir and then add the minced meat. Let it simmer for about 5 mins.
Then add in the chilies and coriander leaves, the mixed spiced, sugar and salt to taste. If you like to add the black pepper powder, you may do so as well. Stir well.
Last, add in the sausages and let the sauce simmer for another 10 mins before you off the fire. .
To bake the pasta
Have a baking tin or bakingware ready. Spray a bit of olive oil (optional), add the pasta, the capsicums and the sauce. Mix well.
On top add the cherry tomatoes and then sprinkle the cheese. Bake in the oven for about 10-12 mins at 180 degree celsius.
Serve hot and enjoy! 🙂