Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tempt my Tummy Tuesday: Pasta Bake

Pasta bake is a great meal on it's own or a great way to use up leftover sauce and pasta.  Sometimes I freeze the leftovers from pasta meals, separately of course, so I can use them for other recipes, or mix them together to make a delicious pasta bake.

To make this recipe from scratch...
1.) Cook pasta (of your choice) until done based on the directions on the box.
2.) Fry ground beef or turkey* with a diced onion until done, drain.  Add 1 jar marinara sauce.  
3.) Mix pasta, meat/onions, and sauce together and put in a greased pan.  Top with shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.  Bake at 350 degrees F until the cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes depending on your oven.  
4.) Serve hot with garlic bread and a side of veggies.  Enjoy!

* Meat is optional, I've made pasta bakes without any meat; I've also used pepperoni in a pinch.

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