Monday, May 25, 2009

Pasta Pizza.

I'm putting together a fews slides for the department newsletter at work. I wanted to concentrate on dairy farming in honor of June Dairy Month. When looking up some information I came across the original version of this recipe. Good stuff!!

Pasta Pizza.
(adapted from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board)

3 cups rotini or similar pasta
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon dried onion
1 pound ground beef
1 can tomato sauce (I used 16 ounces that I had canned...I think you can buy a 15 ounce can though...that would be plenty)
1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano, garlic powder
1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup garlic cheese, shredded
Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain well and place in bowl.
Combine eggs and milk - stir into pasta. Stir in cheddar cheese and onion. Mix well. Spread pasta mixture evenly over a well-buttered 14-inch pizza pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook ground beef. Stir in tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and garlic. Spoon meat mixture over baked pasta crust. Arrange tomato slices over that. Top with mozzarella and garlic cheese. Bake about 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

This was fairly quick to make and tasted delicious. It was surprisingly really easy to serve too! I think this would also be great with some additional pizza toppings - green peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.


Heidi Marie said...

This looks absolutely delicious! :)

Holly. said...

It absolutely was!

Nicole said...

Wow does that look good!

Barb said...

Sounds like tomorrow nights supper:)

Barb said...

Dad said VERY GOOD!

Holly. said...

Mom, that is AMAZING!!

Barb said...

SORRY...Dad said it was AMAZING?)