Baked Pasta with Pineapple, Corn & twin Cheese Sauce

This baked pasta recipe is delightfully creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Pineapple tidbits add a sweet surprise to the overall savory flavor and give an added punch to this heartwarming pasta recipe, while the tomatoes add moisture and color.

Baked Pasta with Pineapple, Corn & twin Cheese Sauce:

Baked Pasta with Pineapple, Corn & twin Cheese sauce

Servings: 4

Difficulty Level: Easy

Ingredients:

  • Pasta – 125 g
  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 2.5 tbsp
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Pineapple Tidbits – 1 tbsp
  • Corn kernels – 100 g
  • Bread Slices – 3 (I used brown bread, white bread can also be used)
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Milk (full cream) – 1.5 cup
  • Black Pepper – 1 tsp (freshly cracked) more for seasoning
  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Cheddar Cheese – 3/4 cup
  • Mozzarella Cheese – 1 cup

Method:

  • Pre-heat oven at 180 degree centigrade. Butter the baking dish (preferably a shallow dish) and set aside.
  • Remove crust of the bread slices and gently tear them into bread crumbs. Place the bread crumbs in a medium-sized bowl and pour one tablespoon of butter over them. Toss and set aside.
  • Warm milk in a pan. Do not boil it. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan with high sides heat the remaining butter. When butter melts and begins frothing, add Maida in increments while stirring continuously with a whisk. Cook for around a minute or two. While whisking, slowly pour the warm milk a little at a time to form a smooth mixture.
  • Continue whisking for around 6 to 8 minutes till the mixture begins to bubble and has no lumps.

    Prepared twin cheese sauce
  • Remove pan from the heat once mixture becomes thick. It should coat the back of your spoon.
  • Now add freshly cracked black pepper, half of the cheddar and half of the mozzarella cheese and salt. Set the sauce aside.
  • Cover a pot of salted water and set to boil. Cook pasta till almost done. The pasta when tasted should be chewy and not done completely. It takes around 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove pasta from heat and transfer to a colander/ strainer. Rinse under cold water and set aside to drain.
  • Drain corn kernels and rinse in water. Set aside to drain.
  • Drain pineapple tidbits and rinse in water to remove excess of the sugar solution. Set aside to drain.
  • Mix the pasta, corn kernels and pineapple bits in the prepared cheese sauce. Stir well.
  • Pour the mixture in the prepared baking dish.

    Pasta, pineapple tidbits and corn mixed in cheese sauce poured in baking dish
  • Sprinkle the buttered bread crumbs over the top. I have used brown bread slices, hence the color.

    Buttered bread crumbs spread over the top
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheese over the bread crumb layer.

    Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese spread over the bread crumb layer
  • Decorate with thick tomato slices on top and sprinkle some cracked black pepper.

    Decorate with Tomato slices
  • Bake until golden brown. It usually takes 25 to 30 minutes.

    Bake until cheese turns golden brown
  • Serve hot.
    Baked Pasta with Pineapple, Corn & twin Cheese sauce

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47 thoughts on “Baked Pasta with Pineapple, Corn & twin Cheese Sauce

  1. LOVE those pics… take care not to have it stolen….they look professional. No seriously! They look awesome-licious! 😀

    Sigh.. maida is it? I will skip this receipe for now 😦 On a diet trying to avoid such stuff. The one day I decide to cheat, I shall run to your house. And you can cook me all these sinful recipes! :mrgreen:

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  2. Dil On The Rocks

    Wow. I know I’m never going to make this but I hope I meet you some day so that you can make this for me 🙂
    Another reason pari is so lucky 😀

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    1. Thank you PB 🙂
      Though I do not know the exact calorie count but yes, you can actually make this fit in your healthy eating program for all this serves 4 and one serve shouldn’t be too many calories 😀

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  3. This looks super duper yummy, ME! I am drooling all over my keyboard!
    I would love to have someone cook this recipe for me, and I would hog all of it, to the last crumb. 😀 Will you oblige me, please? 😛
    Good luck for the contest! This sure looks like a winner. 🙂

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