Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Easy Pasta Bake Recipe

Monday, October 31, 2016

Cooking with Kelly: Easy Pasta Bake Recipe

Dinners these days seem a bit like a dash to the finish line. Between home work and work and working out and everything else, it takes quite the tango to sit down and enjoy dinner together. Plus, I'm dealing with some very distinct food preferences. It's hard to get enough protein when carbs are all the rage in my house. So when DeGustaBox sent me this protein-packed pasta, I went to work on an easy weeknight dinner that every member of our family enjoyed.

A word on the sauce scenario: You can use 56 ounces of any type of pasta sauce you enjoy. I had some vodka sauce leftover, which I added to a giant Costco jar of marinara pasta. This made it creamy, but not mushy. I added turkey, but you can use a meat sauce instead for an even easier process.

Easy Pasta Bake Recipe
1 pound ground meat (I used turkey), cooked and drained
1 box Barilla protein pasta
56 ounces pasta sauce
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 pint cherry tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 nonstick pan with olive oil. Combine all ingredients except the tomatoes and mix to combine. Pour into the pan and top with tomatoes. Bake for 35 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Cook for five minutes before serving.


emily said...

How long did you bake this for, Kelly? Thanks!

KellytheCulinarian said...

35 minutes!