By IngridH on December 07, 2008
Photo by lazyme
Photo by lazyme
"I love baked pasta, but wanted to make something a little different from most of the recipes that I saw. I use homemade marinara and homemade pesto, but feel free to use jarred if that's what you have on hand. You can also use chicken or turkey sausage instead of pork if you wish. This was intended to make dinner for two plus leftovers, as there are only two of us in the house, and I wanted it to be easy enough to pull together on a weeknight. Serve with a green salad, garlic bread, and a nice glass of red wine. Cooking time includes prep and resting time."
Serving Size: 1 (308 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"Yummy! I made this with hot Italian sausage and a whole wheat penne. Very simple and great comfort food. My grandson finished this off rather quickly, lol. Thanks Ingrid for a nice meal. Made for Zaar Stars Tag."
"Whole family loved this easy weeknight dinner. Made for ZWT 2011. A keeper!"
"We enjoyed this tasty comfort food very much Ingrid. The pasta was perfectly cooked, bathed in sauce and wrapped in warm melted cheese. I used hot italian pork sausage, scoobi doo pasta, homemade hot n spicy marinara, 2 tbsps basil pesto, added all the seasonings and a good quality parmesan, resulting in a wonderful tasting meal. Thank you so much for sharing."
"Great basic recipe, more of a starter though. It's a little too plain for my family so I added red and green peppers and corn. We don't use Italian seasoning so I just mixed basil, parsley and sage. The chili flakes were a great addition. I used about 1/2 tsp."
"This is perfect teenage boy food! Just what they like...cheese, pasta, and meat! This is very filling and delicious. Thanks for posting. Made for 123 Hit Tags."
"Great dinner last night. I doubled it so the 4 of us could have enough. I did omit the chili flakes though. All in all it was a GREAT filling tasty recipe, Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders."
"I doubled the recipe and added sliced mushrooms. I omitted the italian seasoning and chili flakes. This is very good. Thanks Ingrid :) Made for 123 hit wonders"
"Great recipe: wonderfully flavoursome baked pasta dish. I have little patience with making small servings so, even though I'm mostly cooking for two, I frequently double recipes so I can put some serves in the freezer. I quadrupled this dish and when we ate it was so glad that I'd done so as it was delicious! :) And it was pretty quick to put together too, considering how many meals I was preparing! I used the sausage meat (that they use for their chicken and chive sausages) from my local Italian butcher and pesto from my local Greek deli: both excellent! :) I omitted the chili flakes (zero tolerance of anything hot) and therefore added some of my favourite herbs - namely rosemary, sage and thyme - to the Italian herbs. And I used Recipe #273976 for the sauce as I presumed from the photographs that a tomato sauce was what was meant by the "marinara sauce". In Australia, a marina sauce contains seafood. As for the cheese, who weighs it? I rarely do and, when I do, I still throw in some more anyway. Thanks for a super recipe, Ingrid. Made for PRMR."