I am always in the search for easy mid week meals which are not only quick and easy but also comforting and satisfying. And yes, being an Indian, Daal Chawal is always a solution. But this day, I wanted to have something different ( because of the bad luck that had followed me around since the morning ), and being a fan of Italian food, what better than a cheesy and yummy lasagna!
Spaghetti ( leftover or you may make fresh ) (150-200 gms )
Pizza cheese – grated ( mozzarella + cheddar )
Pizza/Pasta sauce ( 6-8 tbsp )
Olive oil ( 2 tbsp )
Some pizza seasoning ( 1-2 tsp )
Garlic powder ( 2 tsp )
Italian seasoning ( 1-2 tsp )
And of course…toppings of your choice!
And yes that’s it. Now this is a really simple and delicious recipe!
Get the Spaghetti ready if you don’t have any leftover.
Fill a medium sized pot with water, some salt and about a teaspoon of olive oil and boil it. Now place the spaghetti into the pot so that its completely immersed into the water. Now cook for about 7-15 minutes, depending on your preference and the type of pasta and package directions. Drain the pasta and pour some cold water from above. Drain again.
Heat about 1-2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add the pizza/pasta( 5-6 tbsp ) sauce to it. Add about 2 tsp of garlic powder and 1-1/2 tsp of pizza seasoning. Add the spaghetti to this. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. Set it aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 325 F.
When the spaghetti cools down, crack the eggs into it and mix well.
For the base-
Italian seasoning ( 1 tbsp )
Eggs ( 6 nos )
Pepper ( 1 tsp )
Garlic powder ( 3/4 tsp )
Cream ( 1 1/2 tbsp )
All purpose flour ( 1 tbsp )
Salt to taste
For the toppings I used :
Onions cut into rings
Thinly sliced Bell peppers ( red and green )
Baby corns ( slit into 4 pieces vertically and then each piece further cut into 2 horizontally )
Cherry tomatoes (Cut into 2 parts)
You can make all kinds of variations by adding meat or your favorite greens etc.
Grated Pizza Cheese ( Mozzarella + Cheddar)
Pizza Sauce ( according to your preference, I used about 3-4 teaspoons )
Olive oil ( 1 tsp )
Get all your veggies ready.