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pasta cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lana Bade
Goshen, NJ

A great way to serve pasta to family and company that tastes great and looks amazing!

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 35 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For pasta cake

  • 1 lb
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 clove
  • butter /for pan
  • kosher salt /fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 c
    fresh parmesan
  • 8 oz
    shredded mozzarella

How To Make pasta cake

  • 1
    In a large pot of salted boiling water;cook pasta until slightly underdone 9about 12 minutes)Use a large pot so the pasta doesn't stick together.When done,rinse in cold water and drain again.Toss pasta with one tablespoon of olive oil to coat;set aside.
  • 2
    Heat remaining 1 tblsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef.Cook,stirring occassionally until browned.Add garlic,salt and pepper to taste.Cook two more minutes.
  • 3
    Add the crushed tomatoes;smmer until thickened.{about 20 minutes)
  • 4
    Toss the cooked pasta with the Parmesan cheese.
  • 5
    Butter a 9 inch SPRINGFORM PAN ;Tightly pack pasta into pan,standing each piece on end. Spread meat sauce on top of pasta.
  • 6
    BAKE:at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Sprinkle mozzarella on top and bake another 10=15 minutes until the cheese is golden.
  • 7
    Remove from the oven.Let stand for 15 minutes.Run a knife around the edge to loosen.UNMOLD. Cut into wedges and serve.

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