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Most kids like pasta...
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Posted to Thread #12863 at 10:42 pm on Dec 3, 2008
so with that in mind I would make baked ziti for the kids. Keep it simple cheese and sauce. You can make it ahead of time and one large casserole should feed all the little ones.
As for adults I found this in my files. Easier than making lasagna and it will feed a crowd.
Salad and garlic bread and your set.
There is a lot you can do with this recipe to make it your own. You can use this as the base.
**I would consider subing her cheese choices with ricotta and mozzerela.*** adding sausage, and making my own tomato sauce. But then again you may like it as is....
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
There is a lot you can do with this recipe to make it your own. You can use this as tthe base.
**I would consider subing her cheese choices with ricotta and mozzerela.*** adding sausage
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Yield: 10 servings
2 cups canned diced tomatoes
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup water
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons House Seasoning, recipe follows
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 small bay leaves
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
1 cup grated cheddar
1 cup grated Monterey Jack
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a stockpot, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat and let simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Crumble the ground beef in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until fully cooked, with no pink color remaining. Drain the fat from the meat, and then add the ground beef to the stockpot. Simmer for 20 more minutes. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Cover the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan with sauce. Add a layer of pasta and then a little less than 1/2 of each cheese; repeat the layers, ending with the sauce. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Top the casserole with the remaining cheese, return it to the oven, and continue to cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5 more minutes. Cut into squares before serving.
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Preparation tine: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
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