Easy Pasta Recipes
We Answered:This is kinda my cheap way of making lasagna. :)
Take elbow noodles (mac and cheese shaped) and boil till cooked. Mix with spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle your favorite cheese on top. Eat as is
or...Put it all in a cassarole dish and sprinkle some more cheese on the top. Bake in the oven on 400F for about 10 minutes, or untll the cheese melts!
Carla Said:What are some easy pasta recipes that aren't as commonplace as spaghetti?
We Answered:easiest lasagna
Lasagna Recipe courtesy Sandra Lee
Show: Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee
Episode: Movie and Music Night
1 package lasagna noodles
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 cans tomato soup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups cottage cheese (small curd)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add salt. Boil noodles according to package directions. Drain and arrange in casserole (see below).
While noodles are boiling, brown beef in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, adding chopped onion, garlic and oregano to meat as it cooks. When meat has browned, drain off fat and then add tomato soup and apple cider vinegar. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven for 350 degrees F.
Spray a medium casserole dish with a nonstick cooking spray. Lay noodles lengthwise across bottom of casserole dish. Spread a layer of cottage cheese over top of noodles. Add a layer of meat mixture, then cover with mozzarella cheese and repeat for a total of 3 layers. Finish with a layer of cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
Vickie Said:What are some easy pasta recipes?
We Answered:Here's an easy tomato sauce
I'm sure it will be fine if you stick some olives in if you want, or use feta instead of parmesan if you want.
Bonnie Said:Do you know any easy pasta recipes for a no cook?
We Answered:Square Spaghetti
8 ounces vermicelli
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 (14 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
4 ounces sliced pepperoni
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and place in a large mixing bowl.
Combine egg and milk. Pour over pasta and mix well.
Coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with non-stick vegetable spray. Pour pasta mixture into pan. Cover pasta with spaghetti sauce. Layer pepperoni over sauce and top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
Cut into squares to serve.
You dont have to put in the pepperoni you can pretty play with this one
Olive Garden Alfredo Fettuccine
1 pint heavy cream
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1/2 - 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder, add in more to suit your taste if you prefer
Salt and pepper, to taste
8 ounces fettuccine, cooked and drained
In a saucepan combine butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese. Simmer this until all is melted, and mixed well. Add the Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Simmer this for 15 - 20 minutes over low heat.
Toss pasta lightly with sauce, coating well. Leftovers freeze well.
I like to add some precooked chicken pieces to this
Pizza Hut Cavatini (copycat)
1/4 lb. spiral noodles
1/4 lb. shell noodles
1/4 lb. wheel noodles
2 jars (32 oz. )spaghetti sauce or your choice
1/2 lb. browned hamburger
1/2 lb. Italian sausage, browned
1/2 lbs. pepperoni, sliced thin
1 green pepper, sliced thin
1 onion, sliced thin
8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz. shredded parmesan cheese
Cook noodles according to box directions. Heat sauce and combine
with cooked burger and cooked sausage. In 11X13 greased or sprayed
pan, layer noodles and sauce. Top layer with pepperoni, onions, and
green peppers, mushrooms and cheeses. Make about 3 layers and top
with cheese. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until cheese is
Ken Said:Any good easy shrimp with pasta recipes out there?
We Answered:Angel Hair Pasta With Shrimp
1 1/2 tablespoon Butter
1 1/2 tablespoon Flour
1 1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Cream
1 1/2 tablespoon Pesto Sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon Chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Minced garlic
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; grated
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2/3 pound Capellini
1/2 Red pepper; cut in strips
1/4 pound Snow peas; trimmed
1 pound Jumbo shrimp
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, stir in flour and cook for a few minutes until golden. Add milk and cream, bring to a gentle simmer and continue to stir until thickened. Add pesto, parsley, garlic, parmesan, salt, pepper, worcestershire and tabasco, and stir until blended. Reduce heat and keep warm, stirring occasionally. Cook pasta quickly in a large pot of boiling water (3 to 4 minutes, or until al dente). At the same time, poach the pepper, snowpeas and shrimp in another pot of boiling water ( 2 or 3 minutes, or until just heated through). Drain the pasta, mix it with the sauce and portion it into heated individual serving bowls. Garnish each portion with shrimp and vegetables, and serve immediately.
Jackie Said:Does anyone know of any good and easy pasta recipes to serve for babyshowers? and any fruit platters as well?
We Answered:You could make Penne Pasta and Pasta Salad. I'm not sure what other things you are planning on having at the baby shower but you could also just do finger foods along with the pasta dishes. Finger foods such as: egg rolls, samosas, chicken wings, etc.
Fruit Platters: you can make fruit kabobs. Cut up the fruit into bite size pieces and spear onto a skewer. You could use fruits such as: apples, oranges, pineapple, banana, strawberry, kiwis and grapes.
You could make a fruit platter with fruit dip. You could arrange the fruit platter in separate groups and leave room in the center for a bowl for fruit dip (such as yogurt).
For pink - you could make cupcakes and decorate them with pink frosting and make cookies with pink sprinkles (or you could buy them). You could aslo get passionberry duo cake.
maybe strawberries and a fountain of chocolate as well (strawberries may not be pink, but close enough)