Friday, July 10, 2009

Baked Bow Tie Pasta

Another wonderful dish made for our dinner group. :)

This one is SUPER easy and pretty quick! I came up with this one all on my own and I don't think I would change anything. If you prefer dishes with meat (like my dad and boyfriend...) you could easily add pork sausage, chicken or beef - but, it is definitely equally as delicious without!

Baked Bow Tie Pasta

1 1/2 boxes of Bow Tie Noodles
2 jars pasta sauce (I used two different kinds - 4 cheese and Super Chunky Mushroom)
4 cups of mozzarella cheese (approximately)
1 container Ricotta Cheese
Italian Seasoning (McCormick Grinder) - to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Coat glass 9x13 dish with cooking spray. Boil noodles according to box. Place half of noodles in dish, add one jar of pasta sauce. Top with 2 cups mozzarella cheese and then all of ricotta cheese. Sprinkle on some Italian Seasoning. Add remaining noodles and second jar of pasta sauce. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Be sure the top is completely covered. :) Sprinkle more Italian Seasoning on top. Cover with tin foil and allow to bake 20 - 30 minutes. After that time, remove tin foil and replace in oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy! :)

I served this dish with corn, Caesar salad (made with Holly's fresh garden lettuce), bread sticks, snicker salad (recipe coming soon) and dessert(Better than Sex Cake -- recipe also coming soon!).

1 comment:

Holly. said...

Gary would love this dish sans meat!