Whenever I announce that ‘I am gonna make pasta today’, ‘Pastaaaa’ (read with lower tone) stretches my hubby and nods with no other go and on the other hand, ‘Paastaaaa’ (read with high tone) screams my daughter out of joy. What a scenario? But I vote for pasta always and we get the majority and win. It is always a perfect way to make my daughter eat the veggies.
Fresh lima beans- 1 cup
Pasta sauce- 1/2 cup
Garlic- 4 cloves
Spinach- 1 cup
Mozarella chesse- 1 cup
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt and cook the pasta to al dente. It should not be well cooked for it is going to continue cooking in the oven. Drain the pasta and keep aside.
Chop spinach, onion and garlic.
Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic followed by onion. After onion turns transparent add lima beans and spinach. Fry till spinach wilt and add the pasta sauce and salt (just for the veggies). Mix in pasta and stir slightly and transfer them to the baking pan. Cover the top layer with grated mozarella cheese.
Preheat the oven to 375 deg. Bake the pasta for 20 min. Atlast, turn the oven to broiler setting for another 3-5 min. Keep an eye when it is broiling for it may burn your cheeses. Dig in for healthy start in the morning.