Apr 20, 2015

Miscellaneous Monday #7 -- Pasta Bake Recipe

Miscellaneous Monday is a new weekly meme started by my bestie, Kristalyn, over at The Sarcastic Palmtree. Miscellaneous Monday is where you can talk about literally anything you would like for anyone to know or see! This will be a blog hop, so go ahead and grab the sticker above and make your own post for all of us to see! You don't have to have a blog, you are welcome to leave comments about anything as well!

For this Miscellaneous Monday, I have decided to talk about:

Pasta Bake

I figured I would give you all a recipe of mine that my family loves. I actually just had to write this recipe down for my brother so his girlfriend could make it for him, too. They ended up making it twice in one week because he loves it so much.

When I was working in a daycare when I was in high school, the cook there made something called Lasagna Bake. It wasn't really Lasagna, but I got the concept. When she was out, I usually filled in for her. I had fun being the cook. One of the recipes she taught me was the Lasagna Bake.

I started to make it at home and my family really enjoyed it. It was just noodles, sauce, ground beef, and mozzarella cheese. 

My boyfriend and I started to fiddle with it and make it our own. It has changed a bit but is still really simple. We changed the name a bit, too.

This recipe can feed 4-6 people depending on portion size.

This is a *warning* that this will make you super full and want to take a nap.

Pasta Bake
by Amber Hodges

1 box of rotini noodles
1 lb. ground turkey
1 jar Prego Bacon Provolone sauce
1 jar Prego Cheddar cheese sauce
1 container of pesto (can make your own)
1 8 oz package of mozzarella (shredded)
Spices

Preheat oven to 425 degrees or use broiler.

Cook pasta in boiling water.

While pasta is cooking and oven is preheating, put the ground turkey on the stove. Add spices of your choice. I use salt, garlic powder, and some greek seasoning from my supermarket, but you can use anything you would like to.

When pasta and turkey are done, put them into a 9x13 baking dish. Add the Prego sauces and the pesto. Mix them all together.

Top the dish with the Mozzarella cheese. put as much or as little as you like. I put the whole pack on mine, but I love cheese.

Put in the oven until top of cheese gets golden brown and bubbly.

Put on plate and wait to cool so you don't burn the roof of your mouth.

Enjoy!

The Prego sauces make the dish even better. If you can't find them though, you can just use velvetta cheese melted with a little bit of milk and a normal jar of alfredo sauce. I just find the Prego bacon sauce to really add so much flavor to the dish. I haven't found another sauce come anywhere close to that one.

If you would like to make your own pesto sauce, here is the recipe.

Fresh Basil
Parmesan Cheese (grated or shredded)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic

Put equal amount of the basil and parmesan into a food processor. throw in a clove or 2 of garlic. If you use the jar of garlic, just add a spoonful in. You can add a lot or a little depending on how much garlic you like.

Pulse the mixture in the processor.

Drizzle in the olive oil until it is a paste consistency.

All done :)

Well, that is my recipe. I hope those of you who try it will love it just like my family does!


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