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Pizza Pasta

 

img_1306We broke our Friday night family ritual of Pizza to try a new recipe, a new favorite for teen age boys:

Pizza Pasta.

 2 tbs. olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

2 cans diced Italian tomatoes

1 tbs dried or fresh basil

1 tsp. oregano

Pinch of salt

2 pds dried pasta (Rigatoni or Cavatappi)

3 cups shredded mozzarella

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

3 cloves, crushed Garlic

Parmesan cheese

parsley

 

Add ins:

1-2 lbs Italian sausage

1 cup pepperoni

1 cup diced fresh mushrooms

1 can sliced olives

Any other ingredients you usually like on your pizza

 

For the Sauce:

Heat the oil in a large saucepan

Add the onion, garlic, sausage and cook through

Add the tomatoes, salt, basil, oregano

Simmer 10 min.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of water

Drain, rinse with hot water.

 Heat oven to 400

Lightly oil bottom of deep baking dish

Payer a blanket of pasta on the bottom of dish

Add ½ the cheese

Add ½ the sauce and ½ the add-ins.

Put final layer of pasta

Layer remaining sauce, cheese, and add-ins

 

Bake uncovered for 20 minutes

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley

Serve

 

 

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January 31, 2009 - Posted by | Main Dish

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