Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easy Baked Pasta

I'm a fan of using up leftovers & repurposing them. Tonight I used leftover ricotta, marinara, turkey pepperoni & Italian sausage from last night's calzones to make a kick-butt baked pasta.

First & got some water on to boil. Then, I took some garlic & olive oil and started it up in a saucepan and added in last night's leftover marinara.

Then I added in a large can of crushed tomatoes + basil, oregano & some grated Grana Padano.

Next I added in what was left of the turkey pepperoni & Italian sausage + a squirt of honey and salt/red pepper.

Sauce is done.  When the pasta was al dente, I added all the sauce to the pasta.

Then I layered in 1/2 of it in a baking dish and made a layer of the ricotta/mozzarella mixture that was leftover from last night.

Next came the other 1/2 of the pasta/sauce mixture and a light layer of mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes & VOILA!

Dinner is served. Oooo lala!

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