By newspapergal on October 01, 2003
"Yummy pasta -- It makes a lot (2 9x13 pans) but could be easily halved. Everyone in my office is RAVING about this this week, and it's great b/c it can be adjusted to your own liking."
Serving Size: 1 (5141 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"WOW! Sooo awesome. I made the full recipe, but switched out one of the quarts of heavy whipping cream with Half & Half. I also didn't have any tomatos, so I threw in a jar of Barilla. This recipe is foodgasm worthy and will become a regular in our home."
"The flavor on this dish is out of this world! Although I read the reviews for substitues I followed the recipe pretty closely except added quite a bit of basil and some shredded mozzarella. The one downside about this is it did take a lot of pans a quite a bit of cooking time before going in the oven. I think next time I make it'll do some shortcuts to minimize the time in the kitchen. I cut the recipe in half and it still had leftovers after 8 servings."
"This wasn't that great for us. It had way too much cream in my opnion. That was all we could taste. DD liked it, but DH and I decided to eat something else for supper. Maybe I did something wrong, because most reviewers loved this."
"This was a GOOD one. I cut the recipe in half as the whole recipe would feed an army. I still had a few leftovers. I used ground venison (that I spiced up) The sauce was awesome. I would have chopped the peppers instead of strips. Added some chopped onions. This again was a keeper. Thanks for sharing"
"I doubled this recipe for a large work luncheon. Substituted whole milk for heavy whipping cream, otherwise I followed the recipe. Cooked it in a large roaster. Everyone raved about it. Absolutely delicious. Next time I might add some spinach for color and flavor. A little pricey."
"This was absolutely yummy! I used a combination of 1/2 and 1/2 and heavy cream because it is what I had on hand and cut the recipe in half...and still had 1/2 a pan left after my family of 6 ate! I also used a 29 oz can of slightly drained petite diced tomatos and didn't puree them. While at my Scavo family reunion I was told my Great-Grandpa Frank made the best baked mostacciolis ever using home-made sausage...until I find his recipe this one will definitely do! Most excellent!"
"I forgot to add the star rating. 5 all the way!!"
"Absolutely delicious! I halved the recipe though. Sauce came out perfect! I cut up a large tomato and a half, skipped the processor / basil part, and threw it in as-is into the sauce. yum yum. Definitely a keeper in our house. Thanks!!"
"I admit - I only used this recipe as inspiration. I had fresh tomatoes, left over italian sausage, leftover carmelized onions, leftover roasted red peppers (all from a pizza party) and then used this recipe as inspiration. I added additional fennel seed and italian sausage seasoning, cream, parm, garlic and pasta. It was really great! Thanks!"
"This was great! I made it exactly as is well except on top I used parm reggiano and I also halved it. I loved the freshness of the tomatoes and basil. I never used red bell pepper when I make Italian dishes, but I will now, what a difference! Some mozzarella on top would be good too! Thanks for posting!"
"I made this for my son's birthday party and everyone asked me who catered the party. This was yummy! I made this the night before the party and cooked it for 1 hour, stirred it half way through, and it came out great and made it easy for me the day of the party."
"This was very good, I too added a little vodka, but I was expecting it to be fabulous, it was good but not so special for us..."
"I'm adding my praise for this dish along with the many before me. I made this for an Italian themed potluck and it was a hit!! I only used 2 Tablespoons of the butter because I was unsure where to use the other 6 Tablespoons. I also used portobello mushrooms that were on sale - yum! This fit into my large lasagna pan which was perfect for feeding the crowd at the potluck. Thanks newspapergal for a winner."
"This was delicious! I halved the recipe, used ground beef instead of sausage, used green peppers instead of red (hey, that's what I had on hand) and used herbes de provence as I was out of Basil ... also, used some fire-roasted canned tomatoes instead of fresh ... it was excellent. DH loved it. Our toddler loved it until he saw the peppers :) I also added an onion when I sauted the mushrooms. I topped it with a mix of parm, cheddar and mozzarella. I'd use lighter cream next time for my doctor's sake :)"
"Just realized I forgot to review this recipe. Absolutely fabulous. I wouldn't change a thing. Very similar to another recipe on this site, but the fresh basil, fresh tomatoes and parmesan really add something special. And yes, it does make enough for a neighborhood block party - would be a perfect potluck dish."
"This is perhaps the best food I have ever made. with two minor flaws. The recipe is set up to feed a small nation. Cut it in half and its still to much for the average family. The second issue is that this thing tastes so good it has to fall into that category of not good for you like candy and such. a gazillion calories per serving means that I can't eat this to much even though I can't get enough of it. Cudo's to the inventor no matter what"
"Wonderful pasta dish! I used some spicy chicken sausages that I sliced and sauteed instead of crumbled and canned diced tomatoes instead of the fresh romas. I can imagine that the flavor would be even better with the fresh tomatoes. I very easily cut the recipe back to make a 9x9 pan of pasta for just Hubby and myself. The leftovers rewarmed well for lunches in the following days."
"Fantastic!! This was a wonderful recipe. I made only 1/4 of it because I knew the kids would not care for the mushrooms and peppers (so I made them regular spagetti and meatballs), but they loved it and just ate around them. I used 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of light cream. Next time I will play around with using 1/2 & 1/2 and maybe a little corn starch to thicken, that should cut some calories? I did use mild turkey sausage, 8 oz fresh sliced mushrooms, 1 yellow pepper, and 4 large roma tomatoes. It was a definite keeper. Thank!!"
"This was delicious! I cut the recipe in half and the whole family enjoyed it. The flavor was great! My DH asked me to add more sausage next time, so I will probably double it next time around for him. I thought the amount was fine as it was. I felt the sauce was a little soupy so I might cut the cream by a cup next time around. Thanks newspapergal for a great recipe. I will definitely be making this one again!"