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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pasta Shell With Mascarpone and Roasted Red Bell Pepper

Hey All!!! It's pasta time.....Again. I love pasta in any form fresh or dried. I always have different varieties of pastas in my pantry. I crave for stuffed pastas like Ravioli and Tortelline. Usually, spinach and cheese are most common and popular fillings for the pasta. I like my pasta 'al dente. Only store-bought dried pasta can be cooked 'al dente'.Tamato-based sauces are the most popular. Pasta can be made with any vegetables, cheeses, meats, and even with fish. They are also very good with any kinds of beans and lentils.

In this recipe, I combined my favorite flovers; like sweet and smoky roasted bell peppers, nutty lentils, creamy Mascarpone cheese, buttery parmesan cheese, salty black olives, spicy red pepper flakes, and fruity olive oil. I also used my favorite shape Shell pasta also known as Conchiglie pasta. I am almost sure everyone will love this as much as I do.


  • 1/2 pound Shelle Pasta
  • 1 cup French Lentil, bolied
  • 3-4 Roasted Red Bell Pepper, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup Black Olives, halve
  • 1 cup Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper flacks
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Rosemarry
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste


1. Cook pasta al dente and boil lentil until cooked or soft.

2. Heat oil in pan and add garlic and saute for minute.

3. Add red bell pepper, lentil, pasta, dried hearbs.Mix well.

4. Add Mascarpone cheese, salt, red pepper flacks, and mix well.

5. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add 2 tbsp pasta water, and olives.

6. Add parmesan cheese and mix.

7. Sprinkle parsley and serve.

Buon Appetito...

This is my entry to Pasta Party Event by Jyoti From Panch Pakwan.

I am also sending

1. Linguine With Toasted Bread Crumbs.

2. Tortellini With Spicy Mint Oil.

3. Macaroni Masala.

4. Navy Bean and Pasta Soup.

5. Orzo Pasta Salad

Buon Appetito..


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Madhavi the pasta shells are looking so yummy!!! The other entries are all tempting too!!!

Cham said...

U re crazy about pasta huh? I like the mascarpone cheese in pasta!

Panchpakwan said...

Wow loved all your creations...
Thank you so much for sending to my event...:)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Hmm yummy yum yum pasta..just love every one of them:)

Laavanya said...

I think the mascarpoone must take this to a new level... adding lentils is new to me. You have so many yummy pasta dishes.

Asha said...

Oh my! You are a pasta queen! :)

Look at all those yummy pasta dishes, great job. Love the cheese and sweet peppers combo.

DEESHA said...

wow, such yummy pasta dishes. I love pasta all kinds

Meena said...

Great pasta dish!!!pics look good!!!

Also saw your shaam savera dish...yummy mil makes it too...your pics look look fantastic on that one!

First time on your blog...found it while blog hopping!

Sushma Mallya said...

wow that looks yummy, so many dishes with pasta looks awesome...

Patricia Torres said...

wow wow!! This looks yummmmmmm... I love pasta.. and some of the stuff on here looks simple..;-)

Jagruti said...

Lovely pasta dishes..looks delicious and yummy..:-))

Usha said...

Lovely pasta dishes! All of them look inviting and yum !

Ramya Manja said...

Bumped in here for the first time,must confess u have an awesome collection of recipes...Most of them are very innovative and unique,book marked many of them to try out...

Pasta looks Rich n Creamy...

Njoy Blogging n Happy Cooking...

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! thats a brilliant pasta treat..yummy yumm
Thanx for dropping by Vazhayila

Pari said...

Hi, Yummy, yummy , yummy!! I love the idea of adding the mascarpone. Great recipes of Pasta. Thanks for sharing dear.
Do drop by and check out my blog

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Parita said...

Pasta + mascarpone + bell peppers..this is a killer combo!

Divya Vikram said...

You should be called the Pasta Queen Madhavi! Love the way you have explained the ingredients nutty, spicy, salty, buttery!

Gulmohar said...

Hi Madhavi,
You have a nice and creative space here and am glad to be your 50th follower :D many pasta recipes. Great entries for the event.

Nostalgia said...

Looks lovely, drool drool

Anonymous said...

I am now starting to crave for pasta right now! This is really something I want right now.
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