Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cheesy Italian Pasta Bake

(super blurry pic- sorry, had to get it quick before they ate it all!)

Just grabbed this from Mira's house- trying to take all her good recipes before she leaves!


3 Cups dry penne pasta
1 T Butter
2 T Flour
1 1/4 Cup Milk
1/2 tsp Dry basil
1/4 tsp Dry Oregano
1/4 tsp Dry Thyme
1-2 Cloves garlic
8oz Tomato sauce
1 Egg
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
2 T Parmesan Cheese
3 T Seasoned bread crumbs


Cook Pasta in salted water till barely done. Don't overcook. Set aside. Melt Butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour, then the milk. Whisk and boil for at least 1 min. It will start to thicken up. Add the spices and garlic, stir in the tomato sauce. Remove from heat.
Add the egg to the pasta and stir around until it coats all the noodles. Stir in the sauce and mozzarella cheese. Pour in to a greased 2 1/2 QT casserole dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Cover and bake for 20 min. Uncover and bake for additional 5-10 min to crisp up the bread crumbs!

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