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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

Step-By-Step

1boil 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).
2add 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.
3place the pasta mixture at the bottom of a dish.
4use half the amount of mozzarella cheese and layer on top of the pasta mixture
5add another layer of pasta mixture.
layer the remaining amount of bread crumbs on top.
6layer 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