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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Conchiglie Pasta with Tomato Sauce-Bell Pepper-Red Sauce Pasta Recipe

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.

Conchiglie Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Bell Pepper-Pasta with tomato sauce

Easy Conchiglie Pasta Recipe

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryPasta-Dinner Recipes
 Recipe CuisineInternational-Pasta

   Ingredients needed

   Shell pasta or any pasta - 1 1/4 cup
   Salt needed

   Large Tomatoes - 6
   Garlic - 2 tbsp minced
   Onion - 1
   Bell Pepper (all colors) - 1 cup
   Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
   Dry Oregano powder - 3/4 tsp
   Dry Basil Powder - 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
   Salt to taste
   Pepper powder to taste
   Grated cheese - 1/4 cup


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 make red sauce/tomato sauce pasta

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).

Conchiglie Pasta-cooking shell pasta

Once cooked, drain the water and pour cold water on top of it to stop further cooking.

how to cook conchiglie pasta


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.

how to make pasta in red sauce

Add the chopped bell peppers. Cook for a few seconds.

Pasta with fresh tomato sauce and bell pepper

Add tomato puree, tomato ketchup, salt needed, pepper powder, dry oregano powder and dry basil powder.

pasta in red sauce with vegetables

Cook on low heat stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens and changes color.

red pasta sauce-red sauce pasta

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.

Conchiglie Pasta with Tomato Sauce

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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