Baked pastaaaaaahhh!

by courtneyanddaniel

Whoa.  Definitely the best thing I’ve made in a while.  I used the roasted tomato sauce and ricotta I made, and added a few extra ingredients and made my own baked pasta.  Bring your ingredients to room temperature before combining, and you have yourself a quick week night dinner.

Baked pastaaaaahhh (the extra aaaahhh is for the awesomeness.)

  • 3 cups homemade roasted tomato sauce
  • 2 cups homemade ricotta
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella,
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper (really, don’t use the pre-ground store bought mess!)
  • 1 pound pasta of your choice, cooked to tooth tender, not all the way cooked (unless you want a mushy final product!! I used wide flat egg noodles, but it’s your choice.)

Lightly brush a 9×13″ baking dish with olive oil.  Combine the cheeses, tomato sauce, egg, and pepper.  Gently fold in the pre-cooked pasta.  Pour into the oiled dish.  Bake at 375 degrees until nicely bubbly, about 12 minutes.