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Baked Shell Pasta With Ratatouille

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Ingredients
  Onions 2 Medium
  Zucchini 250 Gram
  Aubergines 250 Gram (Long Sized)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (1/2 Teaspoon Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Tomatoes 6 Medium
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), chopped
  Finely chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Shell pasta 350 Gram, cooked al dente
  Bechamel sauce 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , lightly beaten
  Grated cheddar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Dry breadcrumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Melted butter 50 Gram
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
2. Grease a baking dish or casserole with oil or butter.
3. Peel the onions and cut into quarters then separate the segments.
4. Peel the zucchini.
5. Slice the zucchini and aubergines into half lengthwise and then into ½-inch slices.
6. Sprinkle salt over them and place on a wire rack for 30 minutes to drain.
7. Blanch tomatoes in boiling water for 2 minutes and peel the skin.
8. Halve the tomatoes and scoop out the pulp and seeds and discard.
9. Dice the tomatoes.

MAKING
10. In a wok or cast iron skillet, heat oil on a medium flame.
11. When oil is hot, add onions, then zucchini and aubergines and stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
12. Drain the vegetables on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.
13. Add the tomatoes and stir fry for 1 minute and remove into a large bowl.
14. Transfer the drained vegetables into the bowl with tomatoes.
15. Add the salt, garlic and parsley and pasta and toss to mix well.
16. In another bowl, combine the béchamel sauce, eggs and Cheddar. Whisk with a wire whisk until well blended into a smooth sauce.
17. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and pasta and toss and then turn into the greased casserole dish.
18. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with the melted butter. Scatter this mixture over the pasta.

FINALIZING
19. Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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