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Pasticcio

by Christina Julia

Pasticcio

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Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 aubergine, chopped
  • 1 large courgette, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 225g/8oz short pasta such elbow macaroni
  • 200ml/7fl oz vegetable stock
  • 300g/11oz mozzarellacheese, diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the tomato sauce
  • 30g/1oz sun-dried tomatoes,chopped
  • 400g/14oz canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
  • 500g/1lb 2oz ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6.
  • For the tomato sauce, put the sun-dried tomatoes in a saucepan with the
    canned tomatoes and sugar. Bring to a simmer, and continue to simmer
    for 5 minutes. Add the diced plum tomatoes and cook gently for
    10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir
    in the balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
  • Put the peppers, aubergine and courgette chunks in a large non-stick
    roasting tin, and mix in the garlic, dried herbs and oil. Season with salt
    and pepper. Roast in the oven for 30–40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente. Drain well. In a
    separate pan, heat the tomato sauce with the stock.
  • Put the vegetables and pasta in a large baking dish, and mix well. Pour
    the tomato sauce over them and mix through, then put the mozzarella
    cubes on top. Bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes until melted and
    golden. Leave to stand for 5–10 minutes before serving

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