Recipe: Baked pasta with peppers and cinnamon basil

Pasta with aromatic herbs
June 09, 2012

Cinnamon basilEvery year I like to try new varieties of basil, but I can't do without the classic broad-leaf basil and the wonderful cinnamon basil. This cultivar smells of basil and cinnamon, and is a valuable addition to many recipes, from teas to indian dishes.

Baked pasta with peppers and cinnamon basilI used a bunch of basil cinnamon for this baked pasta, seasoned with a bacon sauce, and the result was delicious.

Baked pasta with peppers and cinnamon basil

Baked pasta with peppers and cinnamon basil

Serves 2-3:
220g penne or other short pasta
400g canned tomatoes
2 shallots
1 clove of garlic
130g pancetta or bacon, diced
3-4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
125g mozzarella
2 eggs
200g sweet peppers
2 tbsp basil cinnamon, chopped

Chop the shallots and garlic and fry briefly in a pan.
Add the canned tomatoes and cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile boil the eggs until they become firm. Remove the shell and slice.
Fry the bacon in a skillet, then add to the tomato sauce and set aside.

Fried peppersCut the peppers into small pieces, then flour them and fry quickly on high heat for several minutes, stirring often. Lower the heat and cook for five minutes.

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, until al dente, then drain well. Season the pasta with the tomato and bacon sauce and add cinnamon basil.

Baked pasta with peppers and cinnamon basilPlace about half pasta into a baking dish, distribute the sliced ​​hard-boiled eggs, mozzarella and fried peppers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and cover with the remaining pasta. Grill in oven for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is well melted.

Paella parellada with corianderOne year ago:

Paella parellada with coriander

I am entering this in Presto Pasta Nights, hosted by The Law Students Cookbook.

This goes also to EP Series: Basil.
You may be interested in...

Recipe: Nettles gnocchi carbonara

Pasta with aromatic herbs


Author: Katerina (URL)

Beautiful and full of aromas pasta dish!

Your comment


Please prove that you are not a robot.

Recent posts

(Ita) Ricetta: Crackers ai fiori di sambuco


Rocket flower
The surprising flowers
Spring is coming and my Esmee rocket is blooming. It has big, white flowers, and I let them on the plant to harvest the seeds. Many other vegetables and aromatic herbs are...

(Ita) Ricetta: Zuppa di cozze al crescione


Pink peppercorn
Spices close up
Pink peppercorns are dried fruits of the Peruvian peppertree (Shinus molle). It is also called false pepper or Californian pepper tree, and it's not related with the black pepper...

(Ita) Ricetta: Burritos di pollo al coriandolo e cumino


Today's picture:

Site Archive