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mixed mushroom masala baked ziti

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From Garden to Table
Seasonal January Recipe: Mixed Mushroom Masala Baked Ziti
By Chef: Nathan Middleton | @natetasty

" Gara masal + pasta = ♥ Taking a familiar dish and adding an unfamiliar twist to create a new familiar favourite.
Happy New Year. "

Chef Nathan Middleton


Veg oil x 1/4 C
Carrots diced x 175g
Celery diced x 175g
Onion diced x 175g
Ginger paste x 1 tbsp
Garlic paste x 1 tbsp
Garam Masala x 1 tbsp
Canned Tomatoes x 796ml (Muir Glen Fire Roasted Diced)
Portobello Mushrooms chopped x 170g
Cremini Mushrooms chopped x 227g
Black Oyster Mushrooms chopped or pulled x 150g
Porcini powder 1 tbsp
Red Wine Vin x 1 tbsp
Salt x 1 tbsp
Dried Penne Pasta x Enough to fill your baking dish
Grated Mozzarella x Enough to cover 2 layers of your baking dish
Grated Gruyere x Enough to cover 2 layers of your baking dish




  1. Add half the oil, celery, carrot, and onion to a sauté pan and sauté low and slow for 20 min.

  2. Add the garam masala, ginger, and garlic to the pan and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes.

  3. Add everything to a large pot and clean the pan used to sauté.

  4. Add the other half of the oil to the sauté pan and sauté the mushrooms for 15 min.

  5. Add the dried porcini powder to the mushrooms and sauté for another 10min.

  6. Deglaze the mushroom pan by pouring in the red wine vinegar while scraping the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon.

  7. Add the sautéed mushrooms to the pot with the sautéed veg.

  8. Add the canned tomatoes and salt to the pot. Stir well.

  9. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 10 min.

  10. While the sauce is simmering, blanch the penne until almost done and strain.

  11.  Add the blanched penne to the sauce and stir well.

  12. Using a large spoon, add the sauced penne to a ceramic dish. When the dish is half full, sprinkle a nice layer of the grated gruyere and mozzarella.

  13. Continue filling the dish with the pasta all the way to the top and cover generously with grated gruyere and grated mozzarella.

  14. Place a lid or tin foil on the ceramic dish and bake at 350F for 20min.

  15. Remove the lid and continue baking until golden brown.


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