What are your best pasta bake recipes?(8 Posts)
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Please inspire me with your pasta bake recipes. It's a hit here but, after having it once a week for the past year, I need to introduce some variety!
This one is delicious: https://ottolenghi.co.uk/baked-orzo-with-mozzarella-and-oregano-shop
I love making a mascarpone style sauce with tinned tomatoes and cream cheese (or mascarpone) and basil (pesto stirred in would work) then penne and chicken pieces and all in the dish then scatter over Parmesan or mozzarella. It's lush
Mexican style www.slimmingeats.com/blog/mexican-pasta-bake
Greek style realfood.tesco.com/recipes/greek-lamb-pasta-melt.html
Pulled pork www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/food/recipes/pulled-pork-mac-n-cheese
BBQ chicken charlotteslivelykitchen.com/barbecue-chicken-and-bacon-pasta/
Pesto tuna www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/9980/cheesy-tuna-pesto-pasta
Sweet potato spinach and pine nuts www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/sweet-potato-pasta-bake-with-spinach-and-pine-nuts-L20823.html
Creamy salmon www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/food/recipes/easy-salmon-pasta-bake
Sausage and mozzarella:
Vegetable sauce either from a jar with some added onions and peppers. Or homemade: I would usually use onion, carrot, (celery - optional), peppers and courgette (if I have it). Fry onions, carrots and celery (diced) in olive oil til softened. Add mixed herbs or herbs de Provence, and some extra oregano. Add peppers and courgette and fry for a bit til slightly soft. Add black pepper and optional salt (I don’t usually add any) Add tinned tomatoes, optionally red wine, optionally considered crumbling in a chicken stock cube - but then deffo don’t add the salt. That can bubble away for a bit. Add some fresh herbs at the end if you can.
Then either fry or bake some sausages cut up into smallish slices. Drain and chop some mozzarella. Cook some pasta to al dente. Grate some cheddar.
Mix sausages, tomato sauce and pasta. Pour into dish. Poke mozzarella cubes through so they are evenly distributed. Sprinkle cheddar on top. Bake til hot all the way through if you’ve done the parts separately or you can grill til cheese bubbling if all elements went in hot.
We also do one that’s similar but where chicken and pesto replace the sausages.
I often make spinach and ricotta lasagne topped with tomato sauce and pine nuts. The spinach needs a good grating of nutmeg and plenty of seasoning.
I also made a lasagne from a recipe I got from MN - basically mix a bottle of passata with a tin of puy lentils and some olive oil. Layer with lasagne sheets and some sliced mozzarella. It was delicious.
These look lovely - I'll have to try some myself.
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