Let’s go back to what you know now that we’ve covered the more labor-intensive parts of pasta, including preparing it from scratch. Do you ever marvel at the vastness of the supermarket’s pasta section? This is due to the fact that pasta may be easily adapted to satisfy even the most discerning of palates in a short amount of time. You may cook dry spaghetti or eat it cold. It keeps well without losing any of its taste. Some high-quality canned sauces exist as well, drastically reducing the time needed for cooking. For the purpose of convenience, the following meals call for dried pasta and certain premade components.
Pasta recipes that are baked are perfect for feeding a large group or for eating the following day. What about a dinner that doubles as the following day’s lunch for all of you? Perfect! While store-bought pesto is used in this recipe, fresh pesto may be readily created from scratch if desired.
Casings removed from 1 package of hot Italian sausages
Diced Garlic from 4 Cloves
1 white onion, peeled and chopped
Use half of a packet of pesto (the sort you find in the fridge)
Tomatoes, peeled and chopped, one 28-ounce can
The vegetable spinach, warmed and drained from 1 container of frozen chopped spinach
Cubed mozzarella cheese (around 8 ounces’ worth)
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Three cups of sautéed Ziti or Penne
Get the oven ready at 350 degrees. Prepare a 9-by-13-inch greased Pyrex dish.
Brown the sausage, garlic, and onions in a pan. Put in some pesto and tomato dices. For the next 30–40 minutes, keep this mixture at a moderate simmer.
Put the spinach, mozzarella, and Parmesan in a bowl and mix well. Ziti should be tossed with the spinach sauce. Toss the Ziti with the tomato sauce. Combine everything well, then pour it into a buttered pan. Ziti mixture should be covered with foil and baked for 30-40 minutes, or until cheese has softened and top is gently browned.
This meal is delicious because to the combination of spinach and sausage, and the creamy texture comes from the cheese.
An Easy Pasta Recipe
Cook pasta Ziti or Macaroni and set them aside to cool for an even simpler meal. To this, add the toppings of your choice: chopped olives, diced pepperoni, cubed mozzarella, and sliced roasted red peppers (available in the pickle aisle of your grocery store). Italian dressing would go great on this. Be served after resting for 30 minutes. On sunny afternoons or as a side, this meal is perfect. It may be altered in infinite ways by using various cheeses and fresh vegetables.