Throw-Together Pasta Bake
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 45
  • Pasta Dish:
  • 1 box Cavatapi (or other pasta shape)
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsely, minced
  • 8 0z block fresh mozarella, shredded
  • 1 jar tomato basil pasta sauce
  • salt
  • Garlic Spread:
  • 4 Tbsp margarine
  • 1-2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • dash salt
  • Dinner Rolls
DIRECTIONS
  1. Pasta Dish:
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, chop parsley and tomatoes.
  4. Shred mozarella, set 1/2 of it aside.
  5. Drain Pasta, place back in pot, add pasta sauce, tomatoes, parsely and half of the shredded mozarella. Season with salt as desired. Combine until even.
  6. Pour into a buttered casserole dish, top with rest of mozarella.
  7. Bake at 350F approximately 20 minutes or until desired tenderness.
  8. Garlic Spread:
  9. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  10. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  11. Use as butter spread for dinner rolls.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
So last night I realized my wallet was empty and my cupboards were pretty darn bare and the family was whining about how hungry they were. I began looking around the kitchen and came up with this dish that turned out very well to my surprise!