Conchiglie Pasta is commonly known as “shell pasta”. This is one of my favorite pasta and I love it both with white sauce and red sauce. For this pasta recipe, I have added colored bell peppers to make it more nutritious and colorful. This conchiglie red sauce pasta with bell pepper makes a filling meal and is very easy to prepare. This is sure to be a hit with the entire family. Today we will learn how to make this Easy Conchiglie Pasta recipe following our step by step pictures.
Using a sharp knife, cut a shallow X at the bottom of the tomato. Bring water to boil. Add all the tomatoes and let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. Remove the tomatoes from the water, peel the skin and discard the core. Chop 2 tomatoes and keep it aside. Puree the other 4 tomatoes and keep it ready.
Finely chop onion and garlic. Chop all the bell peppers.
How to cook Conchiglie pasta
Bring plenty of slightly salted water to boil. Add the pasta, reduce the heat to medium and let it cook. Keep stirring in between to prevent the pasta from sticking to each other. Cook until soft but not mushy. Test by tasting the pasta (you can use any pasta for this recipe).
Once cooked, drain the water and pour cold water on top of it to stop further cooking.
Heat olive oil in a pan, add garlic and saute for a few seconds. Then add onions and saute until onions turn transparent.
Add chopped tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes.
Add the chopped bell peppers. Cook for a few seconds.
Add tomato puree, tomato ketchup, salt needed, pepper powder, dry oregano powder and dry basil powder.
Cook on low heat stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens and changes color.
Now the sauce and the pasta is ready. Mix the pasta with the sauce. Top it with grated cheese (morzella or parmesan) You can even use amul cheese, if you cannot get parmesan cheese.
Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy it warm. It makes a meal in itself. It is easy, comforting, effortless and of course super delicious. These shell pastas holds the sauce well and that makes it very delicious.
Some of my favorite pastas are Pesto pasta, Roasted bell pepper pasta, creamy spinach pasta. We have more pasta recipes. Check Pasta Recipes.
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