February 22, 2010

...three cheese baked pasta....

I made dinner tonight. Mark it on your calendars - it happens only a few times a year. :)
I've been hungry for some baked macaroni and cheese type of a thing, so I found this recipe on and wha la! It was delicious and didn't take too long to make.

1 pound uncooked pasta
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
6 1/2 cups tomato pasta sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced (I used sharp cheddar since I couldn't get provolone at the store)
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain.

2.Meanwhile, cook ground meat and onion in a skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until meat is browned. Stir in pasta sauce, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. (I added some thawed spinach here because it sounded good.)

3.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer the ingredients in the prepared baking dish as follows: half of the cooked pasta, all the provolone cheese, all the sour cream, half of the sauce mixture, remaining pasta, mozzarella cheese, and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

4.Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until bubbly.

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