Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a variation on a recipe that Alan Alda showed on Martha Stewart Living. It tastes wonderful! And it leaves no mess! Very simple to make. You can use any medium size pasta (penne, elbow, shells etc...) that you have on hand. I have even made it with a mixture of 3 kinds of left over pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the pasta (uncooked) into a large casserole dish.
  2. Pour the Olive Oil over the pasta, stir it up, and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  3. Pour the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes over the pasta; stir.
  4. Add the seasonings and stir.
  5. Cover and bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minute.
  6. Stir a couple of times while baking to avoid the top becoming crusty.
  7. After cooking stir in the parmesan cheese and serve.
Most Helpful

This is a great weeknight meal - so very fast and so tasty! Did add a bit more red chili pepper flakes and about 1/4 cup olive oil. Thanks Trisha! :)

Redsie December 07, 2009

I liked it just as it is written. I'm just a little worried about that much oil. I'll probably add a little less next time. The red chili flakes really boost the flavor. Plus it's super easy!

mforbes321 October 20, 2006

Great,but not quite as easy as it sound,but still is easier+delicious. I added 1/2c ital. Seasoning for serving 8;I al blended all the spices with the tomatoes(im

larry #2 October 05, 2006