Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mostocioli Pasta Bake

This is a great Italian casserole using the 6 cups of Crockpot Spicy Spaghetti Sauce. I got the recipe from my friend Janet. I have a feeling we'll be using this recipe a lot. You could also use any other thick spaghetti sauce to make this dish. Also you can split the recipe into 2, 8x8 baking pans if your family is smaller and freeze the second for another night. This dinner is great with garlic bread and Caesar salad.

Mostocioli Pasta Bake

6 cups premade Crockpot Spicy Spaghetti Sauce (or other thick spaghetti sauce)
16 oz Mostocioli pasta (penne would also work)
12 oz (or 3 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook mostocioli pasta for about 14 minutes in boiling water, drain. In a large bowl combine cooked pasta and spaghetti sauce. Turn half of the pasta mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Layer half of the mozzarella on top. Top with remaining pasta mixture, remaining mozzarella and then sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly and cheeses are melted. (Make sure to test the middle to make sure it's nice and hot).

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