Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Today is the virtual pasta party on Twitter, just search #twitterfoodparty and you'll be able to see everyone's dishes.

I actually made this dish for Sunday's dinner because during the week Satoshi doesn't eat until really late, so having him eat pasta during the week is a no-no.

I was in the mood for a baked pasta dish with lots of veggies: leftover roasted cauliflower, roasted pumpkin.

I also sauteed some red bell pepper, eringi mushroom, shimeji mushroom and onion in homemade mac nut pesto, then added in the roasted cauliflower & pumpkin at the end because they were "pre-cooked".

The pasta I used was anelli (aka spaghetti-o's), which I got from Rowena awhile back.

I also made a bechamel sauce using this recipe. The bechamel calls for an addition of parmesan but I didn't.

Tossed everything in the sauce to coat then I divided everything into two baking dishes.

Since I didn't add the parmesan to the bechamel, I instead topped each baking dish with a slice of cheese.

I baked these for about 10 minutes under the broiler.

This was delicious, I loved all the veggies and creaminess...comfort food!

Can't wait to see what deliciousness everyone else has made...


Jude said...

Oh I haven't eaten anything like this in ages! Comfort food for sure :) It looks so good, and also love the o-shaped pasta from Rowena :)

Sonoma Bento said...

This looks so delicious!

K and S said...

Thanks Jude :)

Thanks Sonoma Bento :)

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

Good to see that you are back in great cooking shape via twitter foodies. Seeing those ring pasta shapes....I feel like spaghetti-o's and meatballs coming up since it is getting so cold these day!

fer said...

This looks so delicious, I must have some pasta now.

K and S said...

ooh Rowena, spaghetti & meatballs, another idea for another dinner :)

Hope you get some pasta Fer.

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

this looks like a total creamy comfort food dish. Yum! ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Debinhawaii, the hardest part was waiting for it to cool enough to eat :)

Take care.

jalna said...

Clicked on the picture to see the big version, and went, "Ohhhhhhh!!!"

K and S said...

that's what happens whenever I look at your photos in my reader Jalna :)

Take care.