Friday, June 27, 2008

Food Friday - Easy Pasta Bake

This is one of our favorite meals because it is both tasty and easy.

Favorite Pasta
Favorite Meat
Favorite Cheeses
1 Can of Stewed Tomatoes
1 Can of Tomato Sauce
(you can replace the tomatoes and sauce with Ragu or something)
Mushrooms (canned or fresh) (can be deleted)
Italian spices

Preheat oven to 350

Take a medium sized baking dish.  Put about 1 1/2 C of dry pasta (we've used small shells, bows, elbows, angel hair, whatever we have). Open a can of stewed tomatoes - dump it in.  Open a can of tomato sauce - dump it in.  You can add sliced mushrooms for extra texture. Add whatever spices you like (oregano, basil, garlic, pepper - the tomatoes are usually salty enough that you won't want to add salt). Mix.  If you want you can add cooked meat (ground beef, chicken strips, ham strips, bacon, etc.). Sprinkle your favorite cheese on top (parm., ched., moz., etc.). Put a lid on your dish and bake for 1 hour. Remove the lid for the last 15 min. to get the cheese nice and crispy (Phil's favorite part).

Serve with your favorite veggies and fruit and some french bread and you have a yummy, nutritious meal. You also have very few dishes since you mixed, baked, and served it all in the same dish.

1 response(s):

Anonymous said...

I love your Food Fridays. Remember when I stayed with you for a night (or two, or more? Can't remember it's been too long) in NH when that sis. missionary needed a partner and they let me stay as your comp while Sarah stayed w/ her? You made banana-walnut waffles for breakfast. It's funny how memories work, I don't remember much else besides being thrilled to be a "missionary" for a few days! :-)

Amy D. (in GA)