Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pressure cooker pasta

This is one of our favorite lunch box recipes. The type of pasta, the sauce, the veggies that go into it - these change from one time to the next, but our love for this dish doesn't diminish no matter what avatar it takes.

What you need:
Pasta - 1 cup
Onion - 1 small, chopped fine
Tomato - 1, chopped fine
Capsicum - 1/4 cup, chopped fine
Pasta sauce - 1/2 cup + more, if desired
Butter - 2 tbsp
Italian seasoning
Grated cheese

In a pressure cooker, heat 2 tbsp. of butter. Add pepper corns followed by onions. Saute till they start to brown. Add tomato and capsicum. Saute well. Add the pasta, pasta sauce, salt and just enough water to cover the pasta. Cook till one whistle. Then reduce the flame and cook for another 3-4 minutes. When the pressure settles, add Italian seasoning, grate cheese and more pasta sauce if desired. Stir well. Serve hot.

This is my third post for BM#77 under the theme Healthy lunch box recipes.
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Srivalli said...

That's quite a quick pasta..I have made mac and cheese in the pressure cooker, never tried this method..sounds like an easy one to make for lunch!

Mayuri Patel said...

I love pasta anytime but have never thought of making it in a pressure cooker. Yummy treat for lunch box.

Priya Suresh said...

Just love this kind of quick fix, my kids will enjoy thoroughly this ultimate pasta.

Srividhya said...

This is a great idea. Never tried it. Thanks for sharing. Perfect for mornings.

Chef Mireille said...

everybody loves pasta and I can happily dig into this bowl!

Archana said...

Now this is one my elder one who hates the kitchen will love.

Pavani said...

Simple and delicious pasta. Never thought it can made in the pressure cooker.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Wow that is a quick and easy version of kids favorite pasta!Looks yum!