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Woah! I can’t believe that it is Monday already. This weekend went by way to quick; I know we really enjoyed a weekend at home catching up on random to do’s and relaxing. With all my pregnancy cravings, I have really been craving cheesy pasta. We had spaghetti week last week in our house and I decided to mix it up this weekend with an easy pasta recipe. I know there are a ton of pasta recipes out there, especially on Pinterest, but I wanted to do something simple, but different. I though, why not bake it? So, I came up with this Easy Baked Cheesy Pasta Recipe.
And by easy, I mean very easy. We have picky eaters in our house (mainly my husband), so I only make pasta recipes for kids with ingredients they love. What I love most about this recipe is that you can make however much you want. I can make it in a large pan, and it will feed a group of people, or I can make a small pan and it will feed us dinner and me lunch the next day. It is so easy to modify, I love it.
Okay, here we go, these are the INGREDIENTS you will need:
1 Box La Moderna Pasta I use different types of pasta depending on my mood, so this weekend, I went with elbow pasta. I figured if I have leftovers, I will whip up some mac n cheese too later. I am loving La Moderna pasta right now because it has a great texture, thickness, is a high protein pasta, and cooks evenly every time!
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (or make your own). I tend to make my own spaghetti sauce most of the time, but this weekend I felt lazy and bought a jar. That is VERY rare.
1 package of mozzarella cheese
Grilled Chicken, Ground Meat or Spinach. This is optional and can be added based on your mood. I added some grilled chicken this weekend because I was wanting some meat in my dish.
Step 1. Preheat Oven to 350ºF
Step 2. Cook your La Moderna pasta according to the instructions.
Step 3. Mix together your eggs and 1/2 of the cheese package.
Step 4. In a rectangle or square pan of choice, layer the bottom with a little spaghetti sauce.
Step 5. Next, layer your dish with pasta, then cheese mixture, then sauce. Then repeat.
Step 6. Spread the rest of the mozzarella cheese on the top.
Step 7. Bake your dish for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Then you serve and enjoy! We had our Easy Baked Cheesy Pasta with a salad and bread. I also may have added some extra cheese on top. I’m pregnant, remember. The more cheese, the better. You can grab all of these great ingredients at Walmart in one quick trip. They are my go to for quick groceries. Be sure to try out La Moderna pasta for your next pasta recipe, I’m sure you will love them!