lima beans pasta casserole

nimisha pulleri

By
@minibites

THIS IS A RECIPE I MADE UP BECAUSE I WAS NOT IN THE MOOD FOR EATING MEAT.
IT CAN BE PUT TOGETHER WITH INGREDIENTS YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND IN YOUR PANTRY.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
medium sized shell pasta
1/2
onions, yellow, medium
1 1/2 can(s)
diced canned tomatoes with italian dressing
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1 tsp
parsley flakes
1 tsp
thyme, dried
1 tsp
basil, dried
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
1 tsp
sage, dried
salt according to taste
1/2 can(s)
lima beans
1/4 c
frozen peas
200 g
grated mozzarella
1/4 c
bread crumbs, dry

Directions Step-By-Step

1
boil 4 cups of water in a saucepan, add some salt,and the shell pasta to it.add one teaspoon of oil to it.cook the pasta till it has a bite to it(not raw,neither too soft).drain the water,retaining about 4-5 tablespoons of the pasta water.
in a separate saucepan heat oil and add thinly sliced onions,add a little salt and saute till it gets a brown colour (caramelise the onions).
2
add the spices and saute for a min or 2. add the tomatoes , lima beans(washed)and frozen peas and cook for 5-7 mins.add the pasta and toss well.remove from heat.
preheat the oven to 350*F.
add half the amount of bread crumbs and mix.
3
place the pasta mixture at the bottom of a dish.
4
use half the amount of mozzarella cheese and layer on top of the pasta mixture
5
add another layer of pasta mixture.
layer the remaining amount of bread crumbs on top.
6
layer the remaining amount of cheese on top.
bake for 20 mins or till the cheese melts completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #beans, #lima