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Mediterranean vegetable pasta bake

  • 6
  • A little work

Quick-and-easy pasta dish for the whole family to enjoy packed with herbs and veggies, topped with cheese, suitable for babies from 9 months.

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  • 300g shell-shaped pasta
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 whole medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 whole red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 whole courgette, finely diced
  • 100g mushroom, finely chopped
  • 400g tinned chopped tomato or passata
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • 30g olives, chopped
  • 75g cheese, grated
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Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/ gas mark 4.

  • Step 2

    Cook the pasta in boiling water until tender, as per the instructions. Drain and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion, pepper and courgette until soft.

  • Step 4

    Add the mushrooms and sauté for one minute.

  • Step 5

    Stir in the chopped tomatoes or passata, oregano and olives.

  • Step 6

    Pour the vegetable mixture over the pasta in a large casserole dish.

  • Step 7

    Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then remove, and sprinkle cheese over the top. Return to the oven for a further five minutes or until cheese is golden brown.

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