Cook pasta as per package instructions with salt. Drain and keep aside.
After cooled down, mix with grated mozzarella. Preheat oven at 190 deg. C.
Grease a muffin pan with olive oil. Dust it with bread crumbs generously.
Tap off the excess crumbs.
Top with the vegetables of your choice. I used broccoli, spinach(both
blanched) and onion,tomato and capsicum. I used broccoli in 2, spinach in
2 separately and onion tomato capsicum together in 2 muffins. Top again
with mozzarella if you want.
Then sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over every muffin and drizzle some olive
oil over it.
Bake this for 15-18 minutes or until a golden crust is formed. Cool down
for 4 minutes and spoon out each one carefully.
I have made this 2-3 times and the first time I dint dust the muffin pan
initially with bread crumbs. Then realized its necessary for a nice crusty
layer that helps in holding the shape too. So don't skip that step.
You can mix as less as 1/4 cup cheese with the pasta. This cheese also
helps in binding the pasta together and hold its shape.
I blanched broccoli and spinach in the same water I boiled the pasta.
Depending upon the oven model, the baking time may vary. So bake until you
get a crusty golden coloured top.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup small macaroni pasta
1/4 â€“ 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
2 tblsp grated parmesan
1/4 cup bread crumbs
3 tblsp olive oil
Chopped vegetables - As needed for topping
Salt as needed
1 tsp Italian herb
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)