baked pasta

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Roberta Savio
from Jacksonville Beach, FL

I use any pasta I have on hand. If I have leftover pasta I use that too. Along with my quick sauce recipe.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For baked pasta

  • 1 lb
    pasta of your choice, cooked aldente(slightly hard)
  • quick sauce
  • ricotta
  • mozzerella
  • italian cheese, freshly grated
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 sm
    onion, chooped fine
  • lots of room in your belly

How To Make baked pasta

  • 1
    brown the ground beef, allow juices to evaporate and add onion, garlic and salt and pepper to taste
  • 2
    have your quick sauce simmering on another burner
  • 3
    Cook pasta accordingly, but aldente, the pasta will cook more when baked, if you like a softer pasta, by all means cook it longer, drain-place back in pot and add some sauce just enough to coat the pasta
  • 4
    While pasta is cooking in a bowl add your ricotta, mozzerella, egg, cheese salt and pepper to tatse. I add the egg along with mozzerella to hold the ricotta while baking (shouldn't be runny).
  • 5
    In a baking dish add some sauce to the bottom and start layering some pasta-all the ground beef-small amount of sauce spread over beef-pasta-ricotta mix-rest of the pasta. Add sauce on top and top with grated cheese and mozzerella. Bake until you have a nice golden color.

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