Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's up Wednesday--red and white pasta

I found this recipe over here a few months ago, and I freely admit we have had this recipe at least 5 times since I found it.  I have made it for company twice and the other 3 times just for my pasta loving family.  It is super easy, and way yummy!

Red and White Pasta

I box (16 oz) ziti, or penne or similar pasta cooked and put into 9x13 pan.  You can see the steam coming off these noodles.  Hot and ready to go. 
Make the white sauce:

4 Tablespoons butter
1 cup whipping cream, half and half, or milk (I usually use skim milk)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

In a large pan melt butter, add in cream/milk, cream cheese, garlic, and Parmesan.  Whisk together 1-2 minutes until smooth and thickens a bit, then pour over noodles in pan and mix in.

Make the red sauce:

1 lb mild sausage
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large bottle spaghetti sauce or about 5 cups

Cook sausage with onions and garlic. Drain.  then add spaghetti sauce.  Mix well then pour over noodles with white sauce.

Top with 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese.  Bake 350 for 20-30 minutes or until warmed through.  Put a cookie sheet underneath in oven to catch spills if it starts to boil over.

You can make this way ahead of time and put in the fridge, you will jut have to bake it closer to an hour.  

Goes perfect with salad and garlic bread.  Enjoy!

No comments:

Post a Comment