Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pesto Pasta Bake

1 box whole wheat Penne pasta
1 cup store bought or home made Pesto
1 jar Spaghetti Sause
1 lb ground Italian Turkey Sausage, browned
1 cup Mozzella cheese.

  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Brown sausage in a large skillet, once brown add sause and warm
  • Drain pasta and return to pan, mix pesto with pasta
  • Pour pasta pesto into large baking dish then pour sauce mixture over pasta
  • Sprinkle with choice of cheese
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and heated through

Words to the Wise:

I love this dish and so do my kids. It is just so easy and quick to make. It is perfect for a busy night because it comes together in a matter of minutes.
I sometime will add a layer of Ricotta cheese on top of the pasta pesto mixture and then pour the meat sauce on top of that. I have also added some frozen spinach to the pasta and pesto mixture just to bump up the veggie factor. This dish is a Jen orginal.

No comments: