Baked Pesto Vegetables-Cook Smart

A healthy tasty dish that provides comfort after a busy day This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Baked Pesto Vegetables-Cook Smart

Main Ingredients Pesto sauce, Medium potato
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Baked Pesto Vegetables-Cook Smart

  • 3 tablespoons Pesto sauce
  • 1 Medium potato peeled
  • 1 Green capsicum quartered
  • 6-7 Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1/4 cup Soya granules soaked
  • 2 tablespoons Green chilli sauce
  • 1 cup Macaroni cooked
  • to taste Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Processed cheese grated


  1. Preheat oven at 180ºC.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan.
  3. Roughly chop onion and add to the pan and saute well.
  4. Quarter the potato and slice thinly.
  5. Add pesto sauce and soya granules to the pan and mix well. Add little water and mix well.
  6. Add green chilli sauce, mix well and cook. Add macaroni, capsicum, cherry tomatoes and a little water and mix well. Add salt and mix well.
  7. Transfer this mixture into a square glass baking dish and spread evenly. Top with 1½ tablespoons grated cheese followed by potato slices. Sprinkle salt on top and drizzle ½ tablespoon olive oil. Top with remaining grated cheese.
  8. Put the dish in the preheated oven and bake for ½ hour. Switch off heat and let it rest in the oven for some time.
  9. Serve hot.