How to Make Fusilli Pasta in Red Sauce with Cheese - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Fusilli Pasta in Red Sauce with Cheese

Pasta is one of those dishes that can please even the fussiest of the kids. If you kid loves pasta, then here is a quick pasta recipe with red sauce and cheese. Add some veggies to it for a healthy, filling and satisfying lunch. And yeah, there can be interesting ways to present the dish to your kid. Here is one!
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
 3 People  15-20 Minutes 10-15 Minutes


  • 1½ cups cooked fusilli pasta
  • ½ cup fresh tomato puree
  • ¼ cup ready to use tomato puree
  • ¼ cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dry red chilli flakes
  • 1 cheese slice
  • Chocolate chips and capsicum pieces for garnishing


Step 1

Heat a pan and add oil, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add capsicum and sauté it on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3

Now add the fresh tomato puree and salt and cook it for 5-7 minutes. Stir in between.

Step 4

When it looks a bit cooked, add the ready to use tomato purée, tomato ketchup, oregano, chilli flakes and sugar. Stir well and cook on a medium flame for 3-4 minute. The red sauce should be nice and thick by now.

Step 5

Add the cooked pasta, toss gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes. The pasta should be well coated with the sauce.

Step 6

To serve place a round cheese slice on a plate. Surround it with the prepared pasta, making it look like a lion. Use chocolate chips for the eyes; for nose and whiskers use capsicum pieces. Use the image as reference.

Step 7

Serve warm. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Calories 336 K cal
Proteins 9.6 g
Total Fat 12.8 g
Total Carbohydrates 20.6 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 300 mg
Potassium 418 mg
Tip: You can add some cooked veggies like baby corn, sweetcorn, red and yellow capsicum, mushrooms, etc., in the red sauce along with the pasta.
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