lima beans pasta casserole

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By nimisha pulleri
from bangalore

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 time 40 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lima beans pasta casserole

  • 1 1/2 c
    medium sized shell pasta
  • 1/2
    onions, yellow, medium
  • 1 1/2 can
    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
    lima beans
  • 1/4 c
    frozen peas
  • 200 g
    grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 c
    bread crumbs, dry

How To Make lima beans pasta casserole

  • 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.
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