Well, baked pasta is far from anything new. This little version is my own yet very similar to many that are out there. It’s more of a reminder of how wonderful a baked pasta can be. There are a few steps involved so I wouldn’t call it the best weeknight meal. However, Meaty Baked Pasta is just what the family calls for on the weekend.
With this pasta casserole, you will find a meaty sauce that includes ground beef and Italian sausage, a light and creamy ricotta cheese layer that helps to balance the acid in the tomato sauce. More sauce hugged pasta with chunks of tomato that is broiled oozy with mozzarella and parmesan. It’s the kind of dish you know you should stop eating, but just can’t.
It serves many with even a few leftovers. If planning ahead, you may want to assemble in two casserole dishes, bake one and freeze the other for a later meal when time is not your friend.
Meaty Baked Pasta is homey, satisfying and best of all cheesy! It’s not diet friendly, so I won’t pretend that it is. Everything in moderation, right? Enjoy!
Author: Compelled to Cook