How to make Baked Pesto Vegetables-Cook Smart -

A healthy tasty dish that provides comfort after a busy day

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Pesto sauce (पेस्तो सॉस), Medium potato

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Baked Pesto Vegetables-Cook Smart

Baked Pesto Vegetables-Cook Smart Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Baked Pesto Vegetables-Cook Smart Recipe

  • Pesto sauce 3 tablespoons

  • Medium potato peeled 1

  • Green capsicum quartered 1

  • Cherry tomatoes halved 6-7

  • Extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons

  • Medium onion 1

  • Soya granules soaked 1/4 cup

  • Green chilli sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Macaroni cooked 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Processed cheese grated 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 3

Roughly chop onion and add to the pan and saute well.

Step 4

Quarter the potato and slice thinly.

Step 5

Add pesto sauce and soya granules to the pan and mix well. Add little water and mix well.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 9

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.